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Level 2 Improving Operational Performance PEO Mechanical Engineering at City Training Services

Course description

This Apprenticeship is aimed at individuals who wish to develop a career in Engineering.

The apprenticeship provides a good grounding in the basic engineering disciplines required by industry with a choice of delivery depending upon employers’ requirements;

  1. One day per week college attendance to receive the necessary underpinning technical knowledge combined with the workplace training to gain competency and practical skills on the employers’ own industry specific tasks.
  2. Full time or 2 days per week college attendance where the competency elements concentrate on hand skills, machining skills to include drilling, centre lathe turning and vertical and horizontal milling.

Course content

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations ( QCF )
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology ( QCF )
  • Level 1Functional Skills in Maths, English ( AON & COMMS)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills ( PLTS )
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities ( ERR )

The NVQ is delivered through practical and written competency / knowledge assessments which can be carried out in the workplace on specific units chosen by the employer or in college on the set units offered.

The apprentices are required to complete work related tasks and build an E – Portfolio of competence evidence.

The Technical Certificate  ( VRG ) and Functional Skills are classroom based and delivered in college.

Entry requirements

GCSE’s  A – C in Maths & English preferred


Applicants will be invited to attend City Training Services to complete a computer based Initial Assessment in Maths & English and formal interview prior to employment.

Continual  NVQ portfolio assessment will occur throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

On completion of the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship individuals can progress to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship which is technically more demanding and can be tailored to suit modern industry specific requirements.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City Training Services directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 12 months

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