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Engineering Level 2 Apprenticeship at Somerset College

Course description

Compulsory modules that will be covered by the Apprenticeship programme include:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information

Trade related units include:

  • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Assembling and testing electronic circuits

These units can be adjusted to suit a particular work specialism. To gain the full Apprenticeship you will need to complete the programme. Functional Skills in English and Maths will feature as part of both qualifications.

Entry requirements

• College entrants will be 16 or over and have at least four GCSEs at grade E or above.
• There will also be a College interview and initial assessment.


The course is assessed by online assessments, college-based assignments and short answer tests. The NVQ at Level 2 or 3 will be assessed by demonstration of practical competence in a variety of relevant tasks.

You will also need to build a portfolio to a national standard including answers to technical questions to measure your understanding of engineering.

Future opportunities

There are opportunities to progress on to our Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Diploma. Further progression could include an HNC or foundation degree. 

You could find employment as a mechanical or electronic engineer in a wide variety of engineering sectors.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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