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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Do you want a fresh start in Engineering?

The Performing Engineering Operations in Manufacturing programme involves a number of mandatory units plus additional units and endorsements in computer aided engineering.

During this study programme you will also work towards achieving your grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths. You will undertake work experience with local employers and participate in live projects. 

Entry requirements

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on qualifications; D or above at GCSE level (grade 3 or above in English and maths) and practical aptitude following a successful interview and initial assessment. Parents, guardians or carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.

Course Content

Mandatory units:

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Developing Yourself and Working with Other People on Engineering Activities
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • English
  • Maths
  • Work experience
  • Project activities 

Additional Mechanical Units Route:

  • Fitting Using Hand Tools
  • Machining Engineering Materials
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Identifying and Selecting Engineering Materials

You will also develop your skills in Maths and English which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

Internal and external assessments will take place.  In addition, a portfolio of evidence is collected to demonstrate your competence and knowledge. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need overalls and boots for workshop activity. Learners may be expected to purchase Academy uniforms (supplied internally).

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to the NVQ Level 3 in your chosen discipline, to an apprenticeship or to other appropriate educational courses such as BTEC (dependent on entry requirements).

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Grace Draper

Grace Draper

Best of both worlds on a Rolls-Royce apprenticeship

At the age of 16, Grace Draper decided to apply for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce rather than go on to do A-levels. She’s not looked back since.

She has excelled while gaining on-the-job experience with the company and during her training at Derby College, where she has achieved Distinction standards. Now she is set to take her qualifications further with a foundation degree at the College, sponsored by Rolls-Royce.

Such has been Grace’s success that she was highly commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship category of our 2014 Peak Awards. Judges described her as a ‘model learner’ and praised her collaborative work on projects, where she demonstrated the team skills and personal attributes which are vital in today’s engineering industry.

An apprenticeship at Rolls- Royce is the best of both worlds. We get to work in all sorts of areas of the company, earning while we’re learning. Having completed my first two years of the apprenticeship, I’m looking forward to starting the foundation degree.
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