Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering
What does a Level 2 Mechanical Engineering Apprentice do?
Machine Setter Operator - Basic machine operator for batch production activity, material preparation, operate a variety of machines to turn; drill; bore; grind; cut and mill to shape metal workpieces to specification
Machine Tool Fitter (semi-skilled) - Alignment of Linear rails and ball screws; Grinding, scraping and other adjustment techniques, Pneumatic and hydraulic pipe work working to assembly drawings
Jig and Tool Fitter (semi-skilled) -
Assemble and repair machine and press tools, dies, jigs,
Moulder/Coremaker (semi-skilled) - Work in foundries where metal is melted and cast into parts such as metal components for industrial machinery, turbines, and other industrial equipment
Mechanical Fitter (semi-skilled) - Assembly (under supervision) of mechanical equipment and related systems to required specifications
What are the entry requirements?
Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
- Practical hand skills for handling tools, instruments and components
- Mathematical ability for engineering calculations
- Spoken and written communication skills
- Computer literacy
- Ability to understand engineering drawings
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Safety awareness is essential
What is the duration of the course?
Level 2 in Engineering Maintenance takes between 18-20 months and dependent on the job role and level of work carried out.
How can I progress in Mechanical Engineering?
After completing your Level 2, you can move on to your Level 3 which will be your advanced Apprenticeship (equivalent to 2 A-Level passes).
What Qualifications will I gain?
1. Performing Engineering Operations
2. Award in Environmental Awareness
3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):
Employment Rights and Responsibilities cover legislation and other key policies you need to know and understand, relevant to your job role.
4. Functional Skills in English,
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths,
5. PLTS (Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills):
These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS:
- Independent Enquirers
- Creative Thinkers
- Reflective Learners
- Team Workers
- Effective Participators