Is this course right for me?

The Improving Operational Performance framework incorporates three pathways (Performing Engineering Operations Level 2, Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2 and Business Improvement Techniques Level 2) that equip apprentices with the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled and operator level.

The Business Improvement Techniques pathway ensures that business processes are planned and executed as efficiently as possible, identifying and minimising waste whilst ensuring the highest quality.

Entry requirements:

  • No formal qualifications are required but experience in engineering work is desirable.
  • Apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria.  

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery:

  • A majority of training is provided in the workplace
  • Attendance at college-based sessions to complete theory tasks and tests is essential

Assessment:

  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence
  • Work based observations
  • Theory based tasks and tests

Progression:

From Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2 to an Apprenticeship Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering.