Level 2 NVQ Apprenticeship

Improving Operational Performance level 2
The Improving Operational Performance framework incorporates three pathways
Performing Engineering Operations Level 2
Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2
Business Improvement Techniques Level 2
the courses mentioned above equip apprentices with the basic skills and knowledge
to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled and operator
The Business Improvement Techniques pathway ensures that these processes are
planned and executed as efficiently as possible, minimising waste while ensuring the highest

Engineering Manufacture Level 2
The Engineering Manufacture framework at Level 2 is designed to provide the skills knowledge
and competence requirements for intermediate apprentices to operate at semi-skilled skilled or
qualified operator status carrying out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes
within the following engineering sub-sectors; Automotive; Aerospace; Mechanical; Marine
(Ship, Yacht, Boat building, maintenance and repair); Fabrication and Welding; Materials
Processing and Finishing and Engineering Technical Support.

The Engineering Manufacture Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship contains seven pathways:
Pathway 1 Aerospace
Pathway 2 Marine (Ship, Yacht, Boat building, maintenance and repair)
Pathway 3 Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
Pathway 4 Engineering Maintenance and Installation
Pathway 5 Fabrication and Welding
Pathway 6 Materials Processing and Finishing
Pathway 7 Engineering Technical Support

What will you do?
You will be employed with a local employer and do work-based training at their place of business. You are paid a wage. Your apprenticeship will involve working towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Functional Skills and a technical certificate as described below:

What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements for this Apprenticeship. However, you should be able to demonstrate the potential to achieve NVQ Level 2, Functional Skills at level 1 and a technical certificate.

What job will you do?
You are likely to be employed as one of the following:
· Maintenance Craftsperson
· Machinist/Toolmaker
· Welder/Plater/Fabricator
· Engineering Assembly

How long does your Apprenticeship take to complete?
Your apprenticeship ends when all necessary components have been completed. This might be expected to take between 1  and 2 years.

What opportunities are available afterwards?
You could, move on to an Advance Apprenticeship.

Qualifications required as part of the Apprenticeship Framework

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
You will need to achieve one of the following NVQs at Level 2:
§ Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
§ Fabrication & Welding
§ Engineering Production
§ Engineering Manufacture
§ Engineering Maintenance & Installation
§ Engineering Installation & Commissioning
§ Electrical & Electronics
§ Servicing
§ Technical Services

Technical Certificate
You will need to achieve an additional qualification at level 2, for example,
§ BTEC First Diploma in Engineering (Edexcel)
§ Certificate in Engineering 2850 Level 2 (C&G)
These are achieved by attending college usually on a day release basis.

Functional Skills
If you have not achieved the required level of English Math’s and ICT previously you will be required to achieve Functional Skills at level 1 in these subjects.

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