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Engineering Industries Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Milton Keynes College

Course description

The manufacturing sector is incredibly diverse and opportunities exist locally to work for world-class manufacturing companies that are leaders in their chosen fields.

The engineering manufacturing sector within the UK is growing. There is expected to be a net requirement across the engineering sectors in England for 72,000 engineers, scientist and technologists between 2010 and 2016. The sector has a high proportion of hard-to-fill vacancies and a high number of skills shortages. This, along with an ageing workforce highlights the need for an apprenticeship to both up-skill the existing workforce and to encourage new entrants into the sector.

Course content

You will attend College at our Chaffron Way campus, and lessons will take place within our Innovation and Technology Centre. The centre is equipped with the latest industrial technology and you will learn how to use, set up and maintain this equipment in a low-risk, supportive environment.

The range of Engineering Frameworks delivered at Milton Keynes College is very wide and allows the programme to be tailored to the needs of both the employer and the apprentice. As such, there is likely to be variation from the elements listed and those shown are for illustrative purposes only.

Which Diploma you study is dependant upon the nature of your employers’ business and the type of work that you will be undertaking.

Entry requirements

To take part in this programme you will need:

- GCSEs at grades A-D in English, Maths and a Science (or equivalent)
- good IT Skills
- strong problem-solving and team-working skills
- an attention to detail and be Able to use own initiative.


Much of the programme is assessed in the workplace, however you will be required to attend College. The number of days that you will attend will depend upon the needs of your employer and your existing experience and qualifications. Your time at College will lead to qualifications which are achieved by completing assignments and demonstrating your practical skills. Some elements such as functional skills are assessed by exam.Whilst in the workplace, you will also need to gather evidence to demonstrate your competence. You will be allocated an assessor who will guide and support you throughout your Apprenticeship programme.

Future opportunities

Applicants who complete the programme can look forward to progressing to the Manufacturing Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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