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Engineering NVQ - Level 2 Apprenticeship at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

Your pathway of study depends on whether you are pursuing a career in electrical/electronic engineering or mechanical engineering. 

During your apprenticeship you could cover skills such as panel building, lathe, milling, grinding and CAD CAM to name a few.

Course content

As part of your apprenticeship you will be required to complete the following:

  • NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations
  • BTEC National Award in Engineering
  • Key skills at level 1 in communication
  • Key skills at level 1 in application of number
  • Key skills at level 1 in ICT
  • Working with Others Level 2
  • Improving Own Learning and Performance Level 2
  • Employer Roles and Responsibilities

Entry requirements

You must be aged between 16 and 24 and employed within an engineering company.

You will need a good educational background, preferably GCSE grade C or above in science, English and maths. 

Good communication skills are essential.


Much of the study is done ‘on the job’ and you will be assessed on a regular basis in your place of work throughout the length of the course.

Underpinning knowledge and practical support is given one day a week in The Engine at Sovereign Way.

Future opportunities

At the end of this programme you will gain the confidence and skills that enable you to be a well skilled engineer in roles such as:

  • Milling and lathing operator
  • Precision engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Technical services engineer
  • Electronic/electrical engineer
  • Fabricator/welder
  • Plater

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.