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Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering (Intermediate)

This work based course develops the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of careers working in the engineering industry.
Course description: 

This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective employee within the Engineering sector.  All training on this course is delivered in the workplace or at college, on a day release basis.  You will learn the skills, knowledge and competence to work at skilled operator level, carrying out a variety of engineering and manufacturing processes.

This qualification offers the unique opportunity to earn and learn in this sector.  Real work experience, which is personalised to each student’s aspirations and interests, is integrated into the programme.

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering Level 2 is built up of a framework consisting of:
• City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
• City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Engineering
• City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills Mathematics
• City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Functional Skills English

Entry requirements: 

Five GCSEs including English and Maths at grade D or higher.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, whether they have just left school or have been working for years. As an apprenticeship is a work based qualification, applicants should either have an employer who has agreed to support them, or be seeking an apprenticeship position through our vacancies list. Once you have secured a position with an employer your training can begin.

If you have an employer who is interested in supporting you in completing an Apprenticeship, please contact our Employer Partnerships Team on Freephone: 0800 328 3616 or email employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk


Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. For further information, please see: https://www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice

Academic progression: 

Successful students may progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Career progression: 

On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will be competent to work as a Machine Setter Operator, Machine Tool Fitter (semi-skilled), Jig and Tool Fitter (semi -skilled), Moulder/Coremaker (semi-skilled), Mechanical Fitter (semi-skilled), Semi-skilled Sheet Metal Worker or CNC Operator/Setter.


Please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or employerpartnerships@ccn.ac.uk

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Approximately 24 months