Intermediate Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations

This apprenticeship gives an all-round grounding in engineering operations and techniques and can be tailored to suit the particular needs of the business and the role the apprentice is working in. On completion they will be of semi-skilled in their chosen field.

This apprenticeship is suitable for people working in roles such as Metal working and Machine Operatives, Quality Control (batch work), CNC Operators, Maintenance Operative and Process Operator.

Mandatory Units

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communication technical information

Learners and employers can choose from a variety of optional units to make up the remaining credits for the qualification—see next page.

The apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of training, guidance, support, self-study and activities in the workplace. One day a week will be spent at our training centre 42 weeks of the year. The NVQ will be assessed using varied methods depending on learning style. The technical certificate will be assessed through an online test.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Click here to view our latest apprentice job vacancies.

Course Progression

The engineering industry is very varied offering a range of career options depending on your strengths and interests.

These apprenticeships offer opportunities for progression. A Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations can provide the foundation to progress on to a number of different Level 3 advanced apprenticeships. Following an advanced apprenticeship it may be possible to complete a higher apprenticeship or enter higher education to complete a foundation degree.

Some people may decide to move to a more managerial role, at which point a team leader or general management qualification may be appropriate, while others may choose to specialise and become an expert in a specific skill area, such as tooling or design.

There are also opportunities in Business Improvement Techniques for people who are interested in efficiency and lean manufacturing.

Follow the links below to see some potential future careers you could reach on this path:

CNC Machinist

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Marine Engineering Technician

Leather Craftworker

Manufacturing Supervisor

Production Manager

Product Designer

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