Mechanical Engineering - Apprenticeship (Level 2) at Alliance Learning
Mechanical engineering technicians, also known as mechanical fitters or installers, design, build, operate and service plant machinery and parts. They use a number of different skills in their work, depending on the job, for instance welding or CNC machining. A mechanical engineering apprenticeship is an ideal foundation to develop your skills in this field.
The programme consists of the following five areas: 1.Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations or Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. 2.Technical Certificate Level 2 or 3 in Mechanical Engineering. 3. Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT 4. Employment Responsibilities and Rights (ERR) 5. PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS: Independent Enquiry, Creative Thinking, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Self-managing, Effective Participation.
The course involves:
- Working and implementing health and safety procedures to produce components from engineering drawings
- Producing engineering drawings using conventional and computer aided design (CAD) techniques.
- Use of computer aided manufacture and design - CAD, CAM and CNC.
- Measuring and marking out techniques.
- Selection and use of various hand tools for the production of hand fitting components
- Use of conventional machniery such as lathes, drills and milling machines
- Working on pneumatics / hydraulic circuits, components and assemblies
- Repair and maintenance of mechanical assemblies
Some employers require you to have specific GCSE grades.
• 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
You will be required to sit an English, Maths and ICT initial assessment before starting the Apprenticeship programme to check you are at a suitable level.
The National minimum Apprenticeship wage is £3.30 per hour
Progression onto your Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanical Production Engineer
- CNC Operator
- Design Engineer
- Maintenance Engineer
- Service Engineer
To find out more about this qualification, contact the Alliance Learning recruitment team on 01204 677 888 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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How to apply
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