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Engineering Maintenance and Installation

Course Code: AP2

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One - two years

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About the course

If you’re something of a perfectionist, interested in making things, and making things better, then you could be a Maintenance and Installation Engineer in the making! The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance and Installation at City College Plymouth will give you the skills you need to succeed in this field. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that equipment and machinery is operating effectively and working to ensure that it supports the operations of your workplace. If you choose a career in engineering, your skills will be in demand in industries the world over. Maintenance and Installation Engineers are responsible for setting up new machinery and making sure it continues to run smoothly. It’s a varied industry, and this Apprenticeship will give you the skills and qualifications you need to succeed, as well as the confidence and attitude required to work successfully as part of a team.

What you'll learn

The Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework will include:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma – completed at work with the help of a College assessor.
  • Level 2 Technical Diploma – completed at College with various tutors.
  • Functional Skills for maths, English and ICT level 1 – completed at College.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – completed at work alongside the NVQ2.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) – completed at work and College.
Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship will be determined through completion of Functional Skills entry assessments with our Work-based Learning team and a vocational assessment carried out by the engineering team at the College. Previous qualifications such as GCSEs will also be taken into consideration when selecting.


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. All you have to do is complete and return an application form and our Work-based Learning Team will be in touch.