Level 2 Engineering Operative
Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations within the the Manufacturing and Engineering sector.
The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors.
Engineering Operatives will work individually or as part of a team to carry out a range of engineering operations which could include ensuring machines and equipment used are maintained and serviceable, dealing with breakdowns, restoring components and systems to serviceable condition by repair and replacement; operating a variety of machines (CNC or Conventional); assembling and repairing machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools; fabrication/installation of a wide variety of other sheet fabrications and equipment and; fabrication and assembly of metal parts joining techniques; preparing materials and equipment for engineering processes, providing technical support including communications software, test tools, performance, capacity planning, and e-commerce technology as required.
What is involved in the Level 2 Engineering Operative Standard
All apprentices taking part in the level 2 Engineering Operative Standard will spend 4 weeks at the Swarm REAGIT centre in Norwich. During these 20 days of intensive training, the apprentice will develop basic skills in:
Health and Safety and workshop behaviours,
Hand tools and traditional engineering technques,
Working with and understanding technical documentation.
The apprentice will then attend site 1 day per week for 16 weeks to complete the technical element of the apprenticeship.
Our tutors will attend site every 8-10 weeks for onsite observations, support and prepartion of the portfolio for the End Point Assesnt (EPA)
The pathways that the apprentice can follow are:
Option 1: Engineering Operatives working within a maintenance role (this role can cover either mechanical, electrical, electronic or fluid power work or a combination of them),
Option 2: Engineering operatives working within a mechanical manufacturing engineering role,
Option 3: Engineering operatives working within an electrical and electronic engineering role,
Option 4: Engineering operatives working within a fabrication role,
Option 5: Engineering operatives working within a materials, processing or finishing role,
Option 6: Engineering operatives working within a technical support role.
For full information on this standard, please refer to the IfATE website HERE
Level 2 Engineering Operative Standard
Status: Approved for delivery
Date updated: 26/06/2023
Approved for delivery: 24 September 2018
Route: Engineering and manufacturing
Minimum duration to gateway : 12 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £7000
Options: Engineering Operatives Working Within a Maintenance Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within an Electrical & Electronic Engineering Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within a Fabrication Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within a Materials, Processing or Finishing Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within a Technical Support Role
LARS Code: 352
EQA Provider: Ofqual