Course Type: Part Time,Apprenticeship

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture

The apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture is designed to increase the productivity of your organisation.

Our strategy to achieve this is to train front line operators in total productive maintenance (TPM). The philosophy is that operators are the best people to train to do simple maintenance tasks such as equipment checks, lubrication and cleaning, as well as quick repairs or part replacements. You operators work with the equipment on a day-to-day basis and know at an early stage when things are not quite right (noises, smells, friction, leaks, quality concerns etc.)

They are also best placed to identify equipment that is not running correctly in order to react before a more serious failure or breakdown occurred which could result in longer stoppages and effect the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Programme Structure

  • 12 month programme

  • Flexible learning with minimal impact to manufacturing operations

  • Approximately 8 - 10 days’ release time (to be arranged with the company

A typical programme may include:  

  • NVQ - Mandatory Units

    • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

    • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation

    • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

    • Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance or installation activities

    • Carrying out fault location on mechanical equipment

    • Carrying out maintenance activities on mechanical equipment

    Selected Optional Unit

    • Carrying out scheduled maintenance activities on mechanical equipment

  • Technical Certificate

  • Mandatory Units

    • Engineering environment awareness

    • Engineering techniques

    • Engineering principles

    Selected Optional Units

    • Engineering maintenance safety practices

    • Engineering maintenance techniques

    • Engineering planning

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

  • Technical Certificate

    • Industrial Environmental Awareness
  • Functional Skills

    • Maths

    • English

  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

  • Benefits to the Organisation

    • A “work ready” motivated and empowered workforce armed with the attitude, skills and knowledge to succeed within a modern manufacturing organisation.


    • Employees whose competence is externally validated to nationally approved standards.


    • A workforce with practical experience of implementing tools and techniques including:


      • Health and Safety,                                       Team working

      • Communicating effectively                           Workplace Organisation

      • Lean Principles                                            Effective manufacturing operations