Course overview

Engineering Level 2 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This Engineering Level 2 Apprenticeship Standards is for students who have been employed as an apprentice in an engineering role. We specialise in mechanical and electrical engineering pathways.

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You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on gov.uk. If you don’t have an employer, you could choose to study for a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology.

Students are expected to be in college for two days a week; on a Monday (classroom-based environment) and on a Thursday (workshop-based environment).

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is passionate and enthusiastic about engineering and has good personal organisational skills.

You must be prepared to commit at least 24 months to the course and be capable of following instructions to carry out complex engineering tasks and overcome problems, while either working as part of a team or on your own.

What you'll learn

Throughout the course, you will learn from experienced engineers to practically apply what you have been taught in your day to day job. You will develop key engineering maintenance and installation concepts and the necessary skills required for efficient maintenance of equipment.

Course entry requirements

To join this course you must:

  • demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills at interview
  • give a competent performance in our engineering aptitude test
  • have at least Grade 3 in English, Maths and Science at GCSE level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Alongside your employment as an Intermediate Apprentice, you will attend sessions at City of Bristol College. These sessions are tailored to complement your on-the-job learning.

You will mainly be assessed through practical tasks. However, you should also expect some written assignments. You may also need to complete self-study guides in engineering practice.

Students are expected to be in college for two days a week; on a Monday (classroom-based environment) and on a Thursday (workshop-based environment).

Future career and study opportunities

Many apprentices either progress to higher-level College courses (Level 3 Certificates), or to Level 3 Apprenticeships.

Either way you will have gained the technical and practical skills to give you a solid grounding in your chosen engineering specialism, working as an installer of electrical or mechanical equipment.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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