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Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Operations - Level 2

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Apprenticeship Standard Engineering and Manufacturing - Engineering Operative - Level 2  Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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Course Overview
Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a work force with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector. The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above which should include English and Maths or a suitable qualification at Level 1 with a merit grade. Students with lower grades or relevant experience will also be considered, subject to an additional assessment and/or a supporting reference from tutor, school or employer.

How Long Is The Course?
The apprenticeship is 13 months in duration

What Will I Learn?
Depending on your GCSE results, you will be required to complete functional skills or GCSEs alongside your course. There will be an End Point Assesment following completion of the studiies.

How Will I Learn?
The course is structured around tutor-led demonstration of all the practical elements of fabrication and welding. There are practical assignments, designed to develop a thorough understanding of the subjects and how to apply them in a real-world situation. As an advanced learner, you will be expected to produce completed practical assignments to a recognised standard and reports that reflect the understanding of the subject. It will be expected that all reports will conform to the appropriate standard of spelling and grammar commensurate with Level 2. All evidence will be gathered directly from the practical activities and, along with notes, photographs and detailed reports, established in an electronic portfolio for final assessment. Formative assessment will be on-going throughout the course, with feedback from your tutor.

How Will I Be Assessed?
End Point Assesment to complete the apprenticeship.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Level 3 Apprenticeship or Servicing and maintenance operative; Machine setter/operative; Mechanical engineering operative; Fabricator; Engineering fitter; Multi-disciplined engineering operative; Materials, processing and finishing operative, Technical Support operative, founding/casting operative.

Attendance Mode
Work Based

Course Type
Apprenticeships

Subject Area
EN