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The Improving Operational Performance framework will equip apprentices with the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering at semi-skilled and operator level. The Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 gives apprentices working in engineering a basic all-round grounding in engineering operations. The competence element is designed to be tailored to operations in any given specific engineering sector. On completion they will be of semi-skilled status; typical job roles would include metal working operatives, plant and machine operatives, routine equipment and basic maintenance activity.

Course details

The apprentice framework includes the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Level 1 Functional Skill English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill maths Mandatory units
  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
Entry guidelines

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week. Apprenticeships where the Apprentice is working and studying for less than 30 hours per week are by exception only. In any circumstances the Apprentice must not work for less than 16 hours per week. It is advantageous to have 3 GCSE's at grade D or above in English, maths, Science.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

Apprenticeships are designed for individuals who are in paid employment within the sector and would like to achieve qualifications which recognise the skills they gain in the workplace. An Intermediate Level Apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months. If you have already found a job you may be able to convert it into an Apprenticeship. Speak to your employer and discuss the opportunity of you becoming an Apprentice. There is plenty of help and support for you and your employer and they may be eligible for a grant. Contact our Employer Services team for more information on 0151 551 7610 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are looking for a job with an Apprenticeship you can register on the National Apprenticeship Vacancy website www.apprenticeships.org.uk or to view the Apprenticeship we are currently advertising go to http://wmc.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeships-vacancies/

Where can I progress to?

The advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture More generally, most ex-apprentices will start off by carrying out semi skilled job roles within manufacturing leading onto further or higher education.

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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