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Intermediate Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations at SBC Training

Course description

This course is for young people who want to develop skills that will enable them to pursue a career within an engineering environment. Job roles include: Metal Working Operatives, Plant and Machine Operatives, Routine Inspection, Testing and Quality Control personnel, CNC Operators and Basic Maintenance roles.

Course content

Knowledge based -
  • Level 2 Award in Industrial Environmental Awareness. This qualification provides the knowledge required for employment and career progression within the engineering/manufacturing sector.
Competence based –
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations. This qualification provides the opportunity to demonstrate practical skills, knowledge and understanding reflecting the competencies recognised as the benchmark for semi-skilled engineering industry operatives.
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities & Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. This ensures apprentices feel confident with their rights and responsibilities in a working environment and supports the learner to explore different ways of tackling problems including working with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value.
  • Functional Skills in English and Mathematics. This is integrated within the programme and is assessed by completing work related tasks followed by a test designed to give the Apprentice confidence in applying number and communication skills to their daily work objectives.

The Apprentice will develop a range of skills including:

  • Preparing for engineering activities
  • Preparing and using lathes
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Communicating using technical information
  • Working safely and demonstrating commitment to quality processes

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements for this apprenticeship, though individual employers may require applicants to have a minimum number of appropriate GCSE passes. It is expected that all successful applicants will be able to demonstrate high motivation to work in an engineering/manufacturing environment and to follow strict health and safety rules.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact SBC Training directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 18 months