Engineering & Automotive

Engineering Operative - Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship - E180

12 Quays Flexible Level 2

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The Level 2 Engineering Operative — Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering apprenticeship standard is aimed at individuals who are employed within the field of Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering. Candidates will be required to successfully complete: • Detailed Portfolio of Evidence • Synoptic Assessment / Project • End Point Assessment Within the allocated timescale of the apprenticeship.

Course Details

This apprenticeship standard will enable you to study and develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and gain essential on-the-job experience in the field of Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, which will help you on your chosen career pathway. You will study the following qualification as part of this apprenticeship: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations Core Knowledge An Engineering Operative will understand: How to obtain the necessary job instructions, engineering drawings and specifications and how to interpret them Relevant statutory, quality, environmental compliance procedures/systems, organisational and health and safety regulations relating to engineering operations Their individual roles and responsibilities within the organisation and the flexibility required to support the achievement of company targets Engineering operational practices, processes and procedures Potential problems that can occur within the engineering operations and how they can be avoided Core Skills An Engineering Operative will be able to: Work safely at all times, complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, environmental compliance procedures and systems and other relevant guidelines Identify and deal appropriately with any risks, hazards, hazardous situations and problems that may occur within the engineering environment within the limits of their responsibility Demonstrate effective communication skills which include oral, written and electronic communications Complete appropriate documentation accurately, efficiently and legibly using the correct terminology where required Obtain and follow the correct documentation, specifications and work instructions in accordance with time constraints and the roles and responsibilities identified for the engineering activities, extracting the necessary data/information from specification and related documentation Select and use appropriate tools, equipment and materials to carry out the engineering operation Deal appropriately with any problems that may occur in the manufacturing environment within the limits of their responsibility Work efficiently and effectively at all times, maintaining workplace organisation and minimising wasteThe apprenticeship programme is expected to have an overall duration of 18 months (but no shorter than 16 months). Prior to undertaking the end-point assessment, apprentices will be required to undergo a sustained period of on- and/or off-the-job training that meets the apprenticeship standards recommendations. There will be a mandatory three-part holistic end-point assessment starting no earlier than three months before the planned end of programme. Also, this course will help you to improve your maths, English and ICT skills, plus develop personal and social skills. You will be given support and guidance throughout your learning journey and your progress will be reviewed with you regularly.

Entry Guidelines

Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above. Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference. 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.

Equipment Required

Protective overalls and steel toe capped footwear, face fitted welding mask. Laptop, home internet access (use of college study zone available on request), lever arch file pens, pencils and paper etc.

Assessment Method

Students are assessed via completion of:

  • Detailed Portfolio of Evidence
  • Synoptic Assessment / Project
  • End Point Assessment
Additional Information

Apprentices need the maturity, independence and motivation to attend college regularly and on time, participate to the best of their ability and behave in a responsible manner. Your skills in Mathematics, English and ICT will be developed throughout the course. Are you aged 16-18? Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include: • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in english and maths (grade 4 and above) • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.

Where can I progress to?

Upon successful completion you may be able to progress onto the Level 3 Metal Fabricator - Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship pathway, or full-time employment in your chosen field. Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

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Starting 11th January 2021 - Ending - 30th June 2022

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The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

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