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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) (Mechanical) at MidKent College

Course description

Earn while you learn on an apprenticeship with the College! This nationally recognised standard will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career. Your apprenticeship framework will include a combination of on-the-job training, studying for your qualification at College and maths, English and possibly ICT depending on the framework and any prior GCSEs.

An apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations gives you the opportunity to improve your skills, and learn how to work efficiently, effectively and safely in an engineering environment. You will be given the opportunity to select your optional units depending on your intended specialism, including lathes, milling machines, sheet metal components/assembly, welding and more.

Entry requirements

Students need to have the following:
> Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week
> A good standard of education with 5 GCSEs at A-D / 9-3 including maths and English (or equivalent)
> Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

Future opportunities

Successful students will be able to progress onto the level 3 programme or apprenticeship.

Further information

> At College, you will develop your knowledge and practical skills within our well-equipped workshops and theory sessions
> You will need to provide your own personal protective equipment at College to study PEO (Mechanical)

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: 14 November 2018
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    • Set in the Oakwood Park complex, MidKent College's Maidstone Campus provides a pleasant learning environment for students. The site houses a range of quality workshops – including those for Bricklaying, Carpentry, Motor Vehicle and Welding – as well as a large learning resource centre, refectory and welcoming social zone.

      In 2012 major redevelopment work costing a total of £25 million started at the Maidstone Campus, with new state-of-the-art facilities expected to be open by December 2013.

      As part of the rebuild MidKent College has purchased the University for the Creative Arts' Maidstone campus, which is also based at Oakwood Park and now houses the majority of the College's higher education courses.