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Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2 at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I do an Engineering Apprenticeship through Runshaw?

An apprenticeship is a real job with training that would allow you to earn while you learn, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries.

If you train with Runshaw College, you will be expected to demonstrate motivation, enthusiasm and dedication throughout your apprenticeship, both in the workplace and at the College. To help you do this, Runshaw will provide you with a high level of continual support to ensure you become fully competent in your field and are employer-ready when you complete this coveted apprenticeship programme. you will also have the same access to all College facilities as our full and part-time students, which includes the College library. As an apprentice, you will be encouraged to develop the ability to work both individually or as part of a team and achieve the required qualifications in Maths and English should you need to improve your current grade.

This particular course will see you work towards an Engineering Standard consisting of:

  • Engineering skills, knowledge & behaviours
  • Performing Engineering Operations
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering
  • Functional Skills - If you do not currently hold Grade 9-4 in English & Maths

What will I learn on the Engineering Apprenticeship?

This Apprenticeship will help you start a challenging yet hugely exciting career in Engineering and will provide you with the satisfaction of seeing how your practical problem-solving skills can make a difference. Initially, this Apprenticeship will focus on giving you a solid foundation of skills and technical knowledge, which will enable you to contribute within the workplace, including how to operate safely as well as how to apply your learning and techniques to solve various engineering problems. Once you have proven that you are competent, you will be able to begin learning and developing your skills towards performing Engineering operations. In doing so, you will further learn and regularly demonstrate a complex blend of skills, including the necessary knowledge and occupational behaviours which can be applied to hundreds of work roles within the sector. This can range from inspecting, preparing, maintaining, and operating various machinery to producing and assembling mechanical products whilst gaining an even greater understanding and competency with regards to various Engineering systems.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSE passes at Grade 9-3 (or equivalents), including Maths and Science, and English at Grade 9-2.

Please note that individual employers may stipulate higher entry requirements than those stated. The entry requirements stated should therefore be treated as the minimum.

Applicants may also be considered based on alternative qualifications and/or their life/work experience.

You must also be employed and working within a suitable role, in an environment that offers opportunities for you to complete all Level 2 units and working a minimum of 30 hours a week.


How will I be assessed?

Continual assessment and review through formative and summative assessments during your apprenticeship. These assessment methods may include completion of assignments, workbooks, reflective accounts, discussions, exams, and observations.

Learners are required to undertake and document 20% off-the-job training for the duration of their apprenticeship.

Once deemed competent in all areas of the standard, the apprentice will then go through independent end point assessment carried out by an external assessor.

Financial information

The current hourly Apprenticeship wage for 16-19 year olds is £3.70.

Future opportunities

What progression is available?

The Engineering skills and knowledge acquired on this Apprenticeship will enable you to further progress your career in this area and may also allow for progression to related higher-level courses of study.

Further information

If you are interested in applying for this apprenticeship or wish to find out more, then please contact the Apprenticeship Team now on 01772 643008 or email

Alternatively, you can find a full list of our apprenticeship courses and vacancies on our website:

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Course code: WQ2ENG

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