Level 2 Construction Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

About the course

This occupation is found in the construction, plant and tool hire industry as well as allied industries such as rail plant, demolition and quarrying that use construction-based equipment. The broad purpose of the occupation is to service, maintain and repair the wide range of construction-based equipment used within the construction and allied industries such as mobile cranes, excavators, disc cutters, crushers, demolition plant, road-rail equipment, water pumps, telescopic handlers etc. so that they function correctly, safely and efficiently, allowing construction and other projects to be carried out efficiently and on time. This occupation provides a vital support service that is crucial to the prosperity of the country through completion of vital infrastructure projects such a (nuclear) power generation, roads, rail, airports etc.The construction equipment mechanic checks, services and undertakes basic fault finding activities and will either through their own fault-finding activities or through given instructions, remove, dismantle, repair, assemble and refit a plethora of components, and ensure that the item of plant is fully functional prior to handover to the operational side.A challenging but rewarding career working in all weathers!

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

An apprentice will be required to undertake & have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge & behaviours to complete this apprenticeship. Please see factsheet for more information.

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

A potential apprentice:

Must be aged 16 or over & have officially left school.

Must be employed (NOT self-employed) in the relevant occupational sector, working a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Minimum of 4 GCSE's at grade D/3 and above including maths and English or a vocational qualification at Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English.
NB: English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSE's (All candidates will be asked to complete an online functional skills assessment regardless of previous qualifications.*

An individual can only undertake an apprenticeship at the same or lower level than a qualification they already hold, if this allows the individual to acquire substantive new skills and the content of the training is materially different from any prior training or a previous apprenticeship.

Must have the right to work in England & spend at least 50% of their working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship.

Must be a citizen of a country with in the European Economic Area (EEA) or have the right of abode in the UK AND have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for at least the previous 3 years on the first day of learning.

*Typically potential apprentices would have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grades A-D (9 – 3 in the new grading system), including English, maths & science, or other equivalent vocational qualifications. Employers who recruit an apprentice without these qualifications will have to ensure they achieve level 1 in English & maths as part of the apprenticeship. Those who have achieved level 1 or who come out as ‘working at Level 1’ on the functional skills assessment we ask them to do, will have to work towards level 2.

Learning and assessment

The End Point Assessment will consist or 3 components:

•Practical Assessment with questions

•Interview (underpinned by a portfolio of evidence)

•Multiple Choice Test

There will be 2 levels of achievement: Pass & Distinction for each assessment component.

These grades will be aggregated into one overall qualification grade of passor distinction. The grading applies to the overall qualification and all elements must be passed to achieve the qualification.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Level 2 Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship or other Further Education courses or gaining a job in the field.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained.

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