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Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2

This apprenticeship programme will provide you with a good level of knowledge of the basic engineering techniques used within the industry to enable you to get your career off to the right start. Alongside the basic engineering training, you will also choose units to study which complement your specific job role. You will learn in the workplace and complete formal off-the-job training, giving you a broad mix of industry skills and knowledge.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-D / 9-3 or Level 1 equivalent, ideally including English, maths, science and or a technical based subject such as engineering or product design.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Working safely in an engineering environment
  • Carrying out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical Information

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via observation and the collation of evidence in a portfolio. There will also be practical tasks to complete, exams, assignment work and observations.


You will gain the following qualifications:

Performing Engineering Operations NVQ Level 2 Diploma (QCF) – with bias to match your chosen pathway


  • Industrial Environment Awareness Level 2 Award in (QCF)
  • English and maths Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.

Further study and career options

Further study: You can progress to study an Engineering Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

Future careers: On successful completion of this apprenticeship you will be able to undertake a full range of duties related to you job role confidently and competently to the standard set by the industry, so you will be well-prepared to seek further employment.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthStart DateDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
12-18 months Flexible Various Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Brunel Training Centre W367


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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