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Machine Operators Apprenticeship at West Anglia Training Association

Course description

This level 2 Apprenticeship programme will allow you to develop basic engineering skills required to be a machine operator or production engineer. You will attend your local college on a day release basis for two years, completing the Performing Engineering Operations NVQ 2 and the Certificate in Engineering Level 2. Whilst working with a 'Sponsor Company' you will complete the required Key Skills and Performing Manufacturing Operations NVQ 2 by building a portfolio of evidence, completing exams and working alongside skilled supervisors. You need a 'sponsor company' to complete this course as much of the learning takes place in company. If you are not employed, please visit our website and contact us. WATA can assist you in finding a work placement. We also offer an unemployed Apprenticeship scheme, please search for our Programme Led Pathway Engineering Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, all candidates will be initially assessed and interviewed by WATA. It is desirable that you have some GCSE’s and it is an advantage if these are in Maths, English&Science subjects, but qualificatio

Financial information

WATA can access Government funding to support this qualification as part of a work based Advanced Apprenticeship programme. You will need to be employed to complete this training, your ‘Sponsor Company’ will contribute to the cost of your programme.

Future opportunities

This course offers you a specialist qualification for working in areas of engineering. It could lead onto other vocational qualifications such as a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or an NVQ or Apprenticeship programme in Engineering Maintenance, Marine Engineering or Transport Engineering. The course also provides you with the basic knowledge, understanding and skills that many employers are looking for. You can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering, this course forms part of the requirements for an AA framework. Potential Job Occupations: Foundry Process Operator Materials Engineer Mechanical Engineer Metals Industry Production Operative Plater/Fabricator Production Engineer

Further information

For further information on NVQ’s and Apprenticeship training, please contact the Youth Training Department at WATA using the contact details above. You can also visit your local Connexions Office for careers advice. To search for Apprenticeship vacancie

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: 20 May 2014
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    • Set on the outskirts of Huntingdon, WATA's main site currently has 4 individual buildings with 16 classrooms and a designated functional skills suite, with a 5th building due to open soon.