Lean Manufacturing Operative (Standard Level 2)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Duration||Please ring for details|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2020|
|Course code||PLR2UME (APPO)|
Who is it for?
Within this apprenticeship there are various job roles which would be applicable such as;
Machine Setter Operator - Basic machine operator for batch production activity, material preparation, operate a variety of machines to turn; drill; bore; grind; cut and mill to shape metal workpieces to specification.
Machine Tool Fitter (semi-skilled) - Alignment of Linear rails and ball screws; Grinding, scraping and other adjustment techniques, Pneumatic and hydraulic pipe work working to assembly drawings.
Jig and Tool Fitter (semi -skilled) - Assemble and repair machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools.
Moulder/Coremaker (semi-skilled) - Work in foundries where metal is melted and cast into parts such as metal components for industrial machinery, turbines, and other industrial equipment. Mechanical Fitter (semi-skilled) - Assembly (under supervision) of mechanical equipment and related systems to required specifications.
Semi-skilled Sheet Metal Worker - Fabricate, install, and repair ventilating, heating, and air-conditioning systems; and a wide variety of other sheet fabrications and equipment.
CNC Operator/Setter - Operating CNC machinery such as lathes, milling machines and grinders. Setting up datum’s, offsets, tooling. Inspecting and keeping tolerances in high volume production.
In order to complete this Apprenticeship you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards these qualifications. Some employers will specify their own minimum qualification entry requirements, which would be detailed within their Apprenticeship vacancy.
What does the course involve?
There are two main qualifications within this Apprenticeship;
- Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing (assessing your competence in the job role)
- Level 2 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing (assessing your knowledge)
How is the course assessed?
The Apprenticeship theory is taught at college on a day release basis once a week. In addition, you will be visited at your workplace regularly by your assessor, for the duration of your apprenticeship. During your workplace assessments you will demonstrate your competency through doing your job and be provide evidence of your knowledge and skills. If you need to complete your functional skills, then this will be covered at college.
Typically this takes between 18 - 24 months to complete, depending on your previous knowledge and experience.
What do I do next?
Level 2 Fabrication and Welding
Previous school: Charlton School
I’m a practical person, so I wanted to do something with my hands. I didn’t have any experience before, but the teachers were really good at guiding me through. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so the fact that the staff let me work to my own pace really helped. I have now secured an Apprenticeship with Caterpillar in Shrewsbury, and I can see myself being there for some time. I’m sure it wouldn’t have happened unless I’d been on this course as at my interview they seemed really impressed with what I was doing.
A Level Product Design (Media Studies and Music)
Previous school: Belvidere School
I took Product Design at A Level because I was inspired by my GCSE teacher. I really enjoy how hands on the subject is and using the computers to bring your designs to life. You can explore your creative side in a relaxed environment.
A Level Product Design (Maths, Physics)
Previous school: The Priory School
Product Design gives you a lot of options for your future. I enjoyed the project where we had to make something out of a generic Ikea stool – I created an adjustable table. After College I would like to do an Apprenticeship with JLR.
Level 3 in Engineering
Previous school: Holy Trinity School, Telford
Level 2 was mostly practical and this year on Level 3 there is a lot of theory and it's preparing me for university. I live outside of Shrewsbury and the transport links to the College are good.
This course is linked to roles within the NHS.
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