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Improving Operational Performance Intermediate Level Apprenticeship at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

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 content

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

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

  • 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.

Further 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.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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