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Mechanical Engineering - Level 2/3 Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

Apprenticeships allow 16 plus year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes Apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an Apprentice's training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within the College. Training an Apprentice is a great way to mould individuals into the perfect employee for your business. Whether training a new or existing member of staff, you have the ability to shape the development of an Apprentice so that they understand the unique requirements of your business. BTEC First in Engineering Level 2 Core units:- Working Safely and Effectively in an Engineering Environment Interpreting and Using Engineering Information Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Example of Optional Units:- Engineering Maintenance Procedures Selecting Engineering Materials Engineering Assembly Methods and Techniques Using CAD Techniques Engineering Marking Out NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 (Workplace Performance) Core Units:- Working Safely in an Engineering Environment Using and Communication Technical Information Carrying Out Engineering Activities Effectively and Efficiently Example of Optional Units:- Preparing and Using Milling Machines Preparing and Using CNC Fabrication Machinery Producing Electrical or Electronic Drawings Using A CAD System Wiring and Testing Programmable Controller Based Systems The Apprentice National Minimum Wage applies to all 16 to 18 year old Apprentices and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. If the Apprentice is aged 19 and / or has completed the first year of their Apprenticeship, the employer must pay the National Minimum Wage appropriate for their age. A breakdown of wage rates is available on the GOV.UK website.

Entry requirements

Employment with a Mechanical Engineering Company is essential to gain access to this course. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


The NVQ is assessed through work-based evidence compiled as a portfolio. The Diploma is assessed on written and practical assignments and examinations.

Future opportunities

Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering - Level 3.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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