|Course Title||Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2 Apprenticeship|
Manufacturing contributes £6.7tr to the global economy and UK manufacturing is the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world*. An apprenticeship in manufacturing and engineering offers excellent career progression and opportunities in this ever growing sector, which includes thousands of roles in aerospace, automotive, defence, food and drink, furniture and textiles. *Source: themanufacturer.com (June 2015) 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.
There are no formal entry requirements although a level of English and maths is required.
Extended Diploma in Advanced Engineering
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.
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 Manufacturing Operations knowledge and competence in their work-based activities.
For the Level 2 Performing Manufacturing 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:
· Professional discussions
· Question and answer sessions
Four A Level students from Bury College attended an overnight conference for high-achieving young women, hosted by Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.