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Improving Operational Performance Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

This apprenticeship course is composed of three different pathways, allowing you and your employer to choose the pathway that best suits your engineering environment.

Course content

This course is composed of three different pathways, allowing you and your employer to choose the pathway that bst suits your engineering environment.

Performing Engineering Operations

The use of either hand or machine to make or maintain a component or system. Other operations could be the design of a component or quality control. 
The typical roles that fir this pathway are:

  • Machine Operative
  • Metal Worker
  • Maintenance Operative
  • Process Operator

Performing Manufacturing Operations

The creation of components using either hand or machine. These components can be mechanical, electrical, electronic, metal or composite.

The typical roles that fit this pathway are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Maintenance
  • Production
  • Assembly Operator

Business Improvement Techniques

Contribute to the efficiency or effectiveness of a manufacturing or maintenance operation.

Typical roles that fit this pathway are:

  • Materials Handler
  • Shop Floor Operative
  • Quality Control
  • Member of the Administration team

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSE grade E including  Maths, English and Science.  All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths and English.


Depending on your employer's requirements, you may not have to attend college, your apprenticeship can be delivered completely at your workplace. If not, you will spend one day per week at your local Wiltshire College campus and the rest of the time gaining experience on the job at your place of work.

Your final qualifications will include a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in the pathway of your choice (to demonstrate your practical competence) and a Level 2 City & Guilds qualification (to demonstrate your theoretical knowledge on the subject).

You will also obtain qualifications in Functional Skills such as math, English and IT, should you be required to complete them.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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