Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Welcome to the Engineering Operative Apprenticeship at the Bridgwater Campus! This comprehensive program is designed for individuals who are eager to kick-start their career in engineering. Whether you’re fascinated by maintenance, mechanical manufacturing, electrical and electronic systems, or fabrication, our apprenticeship offers a dynamic pathway to hands-on learning and skill development.
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Assessment Methods

There are no exams. Your knowledge and skills are assessed on an on-going basis and you will have to demonstrate that you can meet the required standards throughout your training. There will however, be examinations for the additional qualifications, such as City & Guilds or BTEC Technical Certificates and Functional Skills (if required).

Progression Options

The apprenticeship spans multiple pathways, allowing you to specialize in areas that align with your interests and career goals. The pathways include:
1. Maintenance:
• Overview: This role can cover either mechanical, electrical, electronic, or fluid power work, or a combination of them. You will develop a knowledge of maintenance planning, diagnostic and fault finding techniques, and safe working practices.
2. Mechanical Manufacturing:
• Overview: Produce individual components, sub-assemblies or completed assemblies using mechanical manufacturing. You will develop a knowledge of specific equipment operating parameters and mechanical manufacturing techniques.
3. Electrical and Electronic:
• Overview: Assemble and test a range of electrical components, understanding cable types and where they should be used, electrical and electronic assembly, and testing techniques.
4. Fabrication:
• Overview: Shape and join materials, produce components, and carryout quality checks in a fabricating environment. You will learn marking out, preparation, fabrication, and joining techniques.

Why Choose Our Apprenticeship Program?
• Industry-Driven Curriculum: Our program aligns with the latest industry standards, ensuring you acquire the skills in demand by employers.
• Experienced Faculty: Learn from experienced instructors who bring real-world expertise into the classroom.
• Pathway Flexibility: Tailor your apprenticeship journey by choosing from multiple pathway options.
• State-of-the-Art Facilities: Access cutting-edge technology and equipment to enhance your practical skills, with our flagship facility, the Energy Skills Centre, and the brand-new Advanced Engineering Centre, built in 2017.
Embark on your engineering career journey with us and gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to excel in the dynamic field of engineering. Apply now to secure your spot in our sought-after apprenticeship program!

Course Summary

Course Title Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

While a 4/C grade in English and maths is preferred, it is not mandatory.

We understand that everyone has a unique learning journey, and additional

English and maths classrooms are available to support you in achieving a
Level 2
Functional Skills qualification.

Program Structure

 For the first year of the 18 month program, apprentices are required to
attend college for two days per week. This balance between on-the-job training
and classroom instruction ensures a well-rounded education that combines
practical experience with theoretical knowledge.

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Coming to college was daunting at first but the independence you gain is amazing. I have definitely developed as a person and become more adult due to the freedom we are given here, it really prepares you for the future.

Peter Rutt- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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