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Engineering Manufacture Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Eastleigh College

Course description

The aim of this framework is to attract young people into the engineering manufacturing industry, and will provide apprentices with the skills, underpinning knowledge and transferable skills required to operate at operator or semi-skilled level in an engineering or manufacturing environment carrying out a wide variety of defined activities.

The Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2 pathway focuses on training apprentices to operate effectively in a manufacturing environment.

Typical job roles include assembly operations of electrical and electronic products, vehicles, aerospace, marine, metal goods and production of moulded products. Other roles include receiving and checking raw materials and sub assemblies, inspection, test and quality control.

Course content

The framework consists of 4 different elements which include:

  • The Performing Manufacturing Operations NVQ
  • The Performing Manufacturing Operations Technical Certificate
  • The Employers Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional skills in maths and English.

The Mandatory units are:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements


  • Promoting effective working relationships


  • Contributing to effective team working

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification other then you need to be employed in the industry and be in a job role to meet the standards of the qualification.


Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly.

They will

  • complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target
  • support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as: professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

Future opportunities

The EAL Level 2 First Diploma in Manufacturing Technologies will provide a direct path into employment within sectors such as Manufacturing, Engineering and Design or on to further education in related engineering and technology subjects or other generic further education programmes.

The qualification also gives learners an opportunity to progress onto the EAL Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing Technologies which has routes to one of the following apprenticeships and/or Industry recognised qualifications at level 3:


  • Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Performing Engineering Operations

A career in Engineering could take you to a vast range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, food and drink, marine, medical, IT, construction, nuclear, or even space. There are opportunities to work as a mechanical, electrical or chemical engineer in most industries, where you could focus on the research and design elements or take a more hands-on approach with manufacturing and maintenance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 March 2016

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