Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) in

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An engineering apprenticeship can lead you to many possibilities, working in a vast range of environments.

This apprenticeship allows you to gain a wealth of experience within the trade while also earning a wage. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have achieved a nationally recognised qualification and may choose to enter employment or undertake an advanced apprenticeship.

Course Content

We currently offer Intermediate Engineering frameworks in:

  • Engineering Maintenance and Installation
  • The programme includes carrying out fault diagnosis and maintenance activities on equipment

  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • The programme includes using and interpreting engineering data and operating CNC machines

  • Fabrication and Welding
  • The programme includes fabrication and welding, manual welding techniques, thermal cutting techniques, and understanding computer aided design (CAD)

  • Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)

    This Apprenticeship is designed to provide basic, all-round grounding in engineering operations and techniques. The programme includes safety, efficient and effective working practice, fabrication and welding, and materials processing.

  • Performing Manufacturing Operations (PMO)
  • This Apprenticeship is designed to provide all-round grounding in the manufacturing process. The programme includes safety, the operation of machinery during production, plan and set ups in accordance to drawings, layouts, and other instructions.

  • Business Improvement Techniques (BIT)
  • The aim of this programme is to understand the principles of continuous improvement within the manufacturing process to lead to higher quality and reduction of waste. The programme includes safety, analysis of assembly techniques to optimise


  • Earn a real wage
  • Full time employment status
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Gain a wealth of experience within the trade

The average duration of an intermediate apprenticeship is 2 years, the duration of an advanced apprenticeship is 3 to 4 years.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs, including English and Maths at grade C or above with an Initial English and Maths BKSB at Level 1. Any exceptions to be agreed by the Curriculum Apprenticeship Manager at Loughborough College.

The apprenticeship course is part time to fit around your work commitments. You may be required to attend college on a day release, or your tutor will visit you in the workplace.

Progression Opportunities

Students can progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts

Mode of Attendance:
The Apprenticeship course is part time to fit around your work commitments, you may be required to attend college on a day release or your tutor will visit you in the work place.

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships available.

Before you can start an Apprenticeship, you need to be in employment. The course start dates are flexible to fit around your employer.

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