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Engineering (Improving Operational Performance) - Apprenticeship (Intermediate) - Level 2 at College of West Anglia

Course description

This apprenticeship is aimed at people who wish to gain experience and qualifications in engineering through practical and theoretical skills and work based activities. Examples of suitable roles are fabrication, welding and mechanical production. Within the ILA in Improving Operational Performance it can be possible to cover a range of engineering activities including computer aided design, welding and machining. This will depend on the selected pathway of learning and employer requirements. Apprentices will complete the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations which is assessed through a portfolio of workshop activities and theory. The technical certificate comprises of modules that underpin the apprentice's knowledge and understanding of engineering.

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed and assessed for your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace. You may also need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards level 1 maths and level 1 English, or higher. At the start of your apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours a week. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years and not on any other government funded training programme. You will need 4 or more GCSEs at grade 3 to include Maths, English and preferably Science or a relevant level 1 qualification.


All qualifications will be delivered in college on a day-release basis. College tutors/assessors and internal verifiers will ensure that the portfolio meets the required standard of competence. The environmental award is exam based. 

Financial information

Please see the college website for fee details

Further information

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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: 19 October 2018
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