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Mechanical Manufacturing Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship offers you the chance to earn a wage while you are employed and learning the practical skills required for the job.

  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code XH0PA / 10001

    How long is the course? 24 months

    What time does the course start? TBC

    What time does the course end? TBC

    When does the course run? TBC

    Examining Body EAL

    Is an interview required? Yes

  • What is the course about and how might it benefit me?

    This is a one year apprenticeship programme consisting of:

    On the job training 3 days a week and off the job training 2 days a week including:

    • BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering. The qualification covers the intermediate knowledge and understanding of methods and technology involved in Mechanical Engineering.
    • Employee Rights and responsibilities
    • Personal Learning Thinking Skills
    • Functional Skills in English and Maths
    • EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Are there any materials or resources that I need to bring to the college sessions?

    Please make sure you are equipped with basic stationary for all your lessons. Any specialist materials and equipment for workshop sessions will be included.

  • What is expected of me at this level?

    This qualification is for students working towards an engineering manufacturing apprenticeship at level 2 and you will need to be a highly motivated student with a keen interest in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering.

  • What qualifications or experience do I need to start the course?

    You will be employed by an engineering company and you will need at least four GCSEs at grade D which should include Maths, English and double science at a minimum of grade D


    A pass in all the units of a level 1 diploma in an appropriate subject with Maths and English at a minimum of grade D.

  • What experience would help me be suitable for the course?
    • A keen interest in engineering.
    • A proven ability of having good attendance and meeting deadlines.


    • Workers looking to achieve trained operator/semi-skilled status in mechanical engineering
  • How will I be taught?

    You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods covering both practical experience and the theory behind Mechanical manufacturing in the classroom, workshops and workplace.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed according to the requirements of the unit you are working on, however this could include:

    • Observation in the workplace
    • Portfolio evidence
    • Group work
    • Practical workshop activities
    • Assignments and homework
    • The engineering world and interpreting and using engineering information are externally assessed
  • What qualification will I get?

    On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be awarded the following:

    • BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Engineering
    • EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • What skills will I gain as a result of doing the course?
    • Develop skills and competencies relating to your employee role.
    • Develop a greater understanding of Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering specialist silks and knowledge.
    • Gain a recognised qualification to support further learning and greater responsibility in the workplace.
  • What can the course lead to?
    • Advanced Apprenticeship
    • BTEC Level 3 Mechanical Engineering Diploma
    • Job roles which could include trained operator, semi-skilled roles in assembly, operation or maintenance equipment for automotive and marine industries, industrial manufactured products and processes
  • How do I apply?

    Please complete and submit the Apprenticeship Application Form, which should include an up to date reference. After the application form has been received an interview will be arranged.

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