Course Title Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level: 2
Code M24-A

Overview of the Course

This apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to work in a high-tech, dynamic environment using state-of-the-art equipment.

Engineers are inventors, designers and problem solvers – people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are highly respected. Apprentices will be trained to use the latest machinery and equipment to prepare for a career in electrical and electronic engineering, fabrication and welding, mechanical manufacturing or technical support.


Key Units/Learning Aims


Mandatory units:

·         Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

·         Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation

·         Working effectively in engineering


Optional units include:

·         Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits

·         Forming and assembling electrical cables enclosure and support systems

·         Maintaining electrical equipment systems

·         Preparing and using manual MIG, MAG, MMA, TIG and other continuous wire welding equipment

·         Producing components using hand fitting techniques

·         Preparing and using manual lathes for turning operations

·         Preparing and using manual milling machines

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements although a level of English and Maths is required.


Extended Diploma in Advanced Engineering

Course Duration

12-21 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level the apprentice will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications achieved, the results of an assessment prior to the apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing.


Delivery and Assessment

Development of the job role competencies and skills and behaviours can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice in their development of Performing Engineering Operations knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.






For the Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations certificate, the Learning and Skills Coach will visit  on a regular basis to support with developing the electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for the completion of the qualifications. Assessment of the Apprentice's progress in their workplace competencies involves:


·         Observations

·         Professional discussions

·         Question and answer sessions

·         Reviews

·         Assignments

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