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Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard

  • Details
  • Employers
  • Students

    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.

    Delivery model and duration:
    Apprentices will attend college for one day per week. Training, assessments
    and observations will also be completed in the workplace. This can be
    supported by some remote delivery if required.

    Duration: 24 months

    Ideal for:
    • Servicing and Maintenance Operative
    • Machine Setter/Operative
    • Mechanical Engineering Operative
    • Materials, Processing and Finishing Operative

    The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas:
    • Specific equipment operating parameters
    • Mechanical manufacturing techniques
    • Specific quality specifications for mechanical manufacturing operations
    • Planning mechanical manufacturing operations
    • Mounting and setting the required workholding devices
    • Producing individual components, sub-assemblies or completed
    assemblies using mechanical manufacturing techniques
    • Carrying out quality checks during and after mechanical manufacturing

    Benefits for learners
    • Gain technical knowledge and practical experience by
    combining on the job training with academic study
    • Improve career prospects
    • Fill skills gaps in businesses

    • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations
    • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations
    • Functional Skills Maths and English


  • Employers

    Benefits to business
    • Increase future productivity
    • Keep the business up to date with the latest knowledge and innovative
    • Deliver on the job training to employees tailored to business needs
    • Develop and retain existing staff by offering support and a fresh perspective

    End Point Assessment
    The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken as follows:
    • Practical Skills Observation
    • Professional Discussion

    How to obtain the necessary job instructions, engineering drawings and specifications and how to interpret them
    Relevant statutory, quality, environmental compliance procedures/systems, organisational and health and safety regulations relating to engineering
    Their individual roles and responsibilities within the organisation and the flexibility required to support the achievement of company targets
    Engineering operational practices, processes and procedures
    Potential problems that can occur within the engineering operations and how they can be avoided

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What You Will Pay

Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.


Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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