Accessibility links

Engineering Manufacture Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

This engineering course is aimed at anybody who is working within the engineering sector, and gives you the opportunity to tailor the units delivered to suit the field in which you work.

Course content

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

Fitting and Assembly

The use of either hand or tools to assemble either sub-assemblies or full products or systems.Typical roles suited to this pathway are:

  • Machine Tool Fitter
  • Jog or Tool Fitter
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Multi-skilled Fitter
  • Sheet Metal Worker

Manual Machining

The use of lathe and mill to create components from varying metals.Typical roles that suit this pathway are:

  • Turner
  • Miller
  • Borer
  • Tool Maker

Tool Making

The creation, assembly or repair of press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools to assist a manufacturing process.

Welding and Fabrication

The creation of components using raw or treated metals by bending, folding and welding.Typical roles that suit this pathway are:

  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Welder
  • Fabricator

Mechanical Production

Working from a drawing or specification to either make or assemble a product or system of a mechanical nature.

Electrical/Electronics Production

Working from a drawing or specification to either make or assemble a product or system of an electrical or electronic nature.

Maintenance & Installation

The carrying out of fault diagnosis in order to restore engineered systems to full working operation by way of either repairing or replacing components, or carrying out of preventative or planned maintenance of engineered systems. Assisting other engineers during the installation and commissioning of engineered systems. These engineered systems could be of a mechanical, electrical or combined nature.

Service and Repair

The carrying out of servicing that will require the replacement of consumables and possibly the repairing or replacement of components no longer fit for use or purpose.

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.


Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to a recognised qualification, and they are available at different levels, letting you choose the speed you wish to learn at.

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 or BTEC qualification (to demonstrate your theoretical knowledge on the subject).

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

Future opportunities

Once you have completed this apprenticeship, there is the opportunity to progress, with the support of your employers, onto the Advanced apprenticeship for Engineering Craft/Technician.

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

Key information