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Engineering Level 2 Apprenticeship at Swindon College

Course description

This course is suitable for people employed in various businesses within the engineering sector. The Engineering Manufacture framework at Level 2 is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and competence requirements to work at operator level within various engineering sub-sectors. These might include engineering maintenance, engineering technical support or mechanical manufacturing. The course is modular and the most appropriate units will be selected with the support and guidance of the assessor to ensure they are aligned with the type of work undertaken.

Entry requirements

The Apprenticeship is open to those aged 16+ who are employed in a suitable role and hold GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C in English and Maths. You will also need to have the interest, enthusiasm and willingness to work hard. Please note that funding restrictions may apply to apprentices aged 19+. Also, Apprenticeship funding is currently not available for those who have a degree, HNC, HND or equivalent Level 4 or above qualification. This means you as the Apprentice would be liable for the full fees of the course. For more information contact the Apprenticeship Team 01793 498208. 


The NVQ is gained: 
• By observation of your practical skills in the workplace 
• By inspection of material that you have produced or collected (your portfolio of evidence). 
The Technical Certificate is gained: 
• By creating a portfolio and completing online assessments 
• By attending college on day release

Financial information

Some courses may require additional course materials for further information please, contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01793 498208 or email

Future opportunities

On completion of the Apprenticeship, opportunities exist to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3). It will also enhance future job opportunities as the qualifications gained are formally recognised by those in the industry. 

Apprenticeships have formed a cornerstone of training for engineering companies for many years. The content of the programme is agreed with employers so that all Apprentices meet a national standard, as well as being flexible enough for an employer to tailor elements to their particular needs. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 February 2018

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