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Construction Plant Level 2 Apprenticeship at Reaseheath College

Course description

Reaseheath delivers construction plant apprenticeship training for industry leading companies including JCB, A-Plant and Clee Hill Plant.

As a construction plant apprentice you will develop the basic principles you need to learn to become a plant mechanic and work on the engineering team of a plant or plant hire company.

At college you will learn vital workbased skills including maintenance and repair of construction plant and tool hire equipment.

You will gain:

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance
  • Additional training is provided in a number of disciplines
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Maintenance and repair of construction plant and tool hire equipment
  • Engines systems diagnostics and repairs
  • Machine operations (for non operations)
  • Track laying vehicles
  • Steering
  • Braking
  • Generation
  • Small tool
  • Transmissions systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Electrics
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Auxiliary systems
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Preferably GCSEs at grades D or above including English and Maths
  • Evidence of working towards Level 1 in English and Maths

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance

Career options

  • Service technician
  • Supervisor or foreperson
  • Self employment
  • Practical instructor
  • Technical sales

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.