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Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2 NVQ Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

Manufacturing engineering is one of the largest industries in the world.

As an Apprentice you could focus on either engineering or the manufacture aspect of production. You could work as a Metal Working and Machine Operative, bending, punching, notching, shearing and cropping sheet metal fabrications or a CNC Operator, operating Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines involved in batch production.

As a Level 2 Intermediate apprentice you will cover statutory regulations and organsiational safety requirements. Interpreting engineering data and documentation and working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment

Entry requirements

It is desirable to have 2 GCSEs grade A*-C which must include maths and preferably English.


You will be required to attend College 1 day a week on a weekly basis for the duration of your Apprenticeship. All Apprenticeship Frameworks consist of 'on' and 'off' the job training and you will receive regular supervision and mentoring from your employer. In addition, you will have regular meetings with your Work Based Tutor where you will be trained, assessed and monitored in the work place.

Assessment methods will vary in accordance to the qualification. Assessment typically consists of observations, assignments, exams and other product evidence, such as photographs or digital voice recordings. Your Tutor will work with you to ensure you produce a portfolio of evidence. This will be submitted to the awarding organisation when you complete your qualifications.

If you attend College on a day release programme, your Tutor may only visit you in the workplace every 9-12 weeks . Formal reviews of your progress take place every 9-12 weeks and this will include you, your employer and your Work Based Tutor. Your progress is reviewed regularly as it is very important and crucial to the success of your Apprenticeship.

If you are required to study Functional Skills as part of your framework, you may need to attend College for specific Mathematics and English classes.

Financial information

If you are over the age of 19 your employer will need to make a contribution to the cost of your training. This discussion will take place between the employer and Employer Engagement Adviser. You should work with your employer to establish what uniform and tools/equipment you will need to work effectively. Your employer will typically obtain these for you but you may need or want to purchase items for yourself. With regards to your training, you will be provided with a log book for your qualification. You may wish to obtain additional text books, folders and stationery. When attending College you will be expected to cover the costs of any transport to and from College. Finally - you may also have an opportunity to attend optional trips and visits which you may need to pay for.

Future opportunities

Possible job roles:

Maintenance Operative

Process Operator

Quality Control

Possible Progression opportunities:

Advanced Apprenticeships or other employment opportunities

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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