Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plant Construction and Maintenance
About this course

The construction industry is not simply made up of tradesman building by hand, there are a wide range of large and small scale machinery used to help get the job done. 

This intermediate apprenticeship in Plant Construction and Maintenance could secure you employment in Construction Civil Engineering or as a Plant Mechanic or Engineer, utilising equipment such as: excavators, earth movers, forklift trucks, telescopic handlers and dumper trucks. It will also equip you with all the necessary skills, knowledge and experience you need to cover a wide range of occupations including:

  • Repair and maintenance of engines
  • Transmissions
  • Hydraulics and electrical systems
  • Mechanical repairs and welding
What will I learn?

As part of an intermediate apprenticeship in Plant Construction and Maintenance you could study units such as:

  • Removing, replacing, dismantling and assembling components
  • Carrying out routine inspections on equipment
  • Maintaining the work area
  • Diagnosing faults
  • Moving loads manually and by using equipment
  • Testing plant and equipment
  • Soldering and welding ferrous and non-ferrous materials
  • Producing or modifying one-off components
Entry requirements

A minimum entry level 3 or 4 GCSE grades E including Maths and English (or equivalent). 

All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths and English. 

Study, assessment and qualifications

This apprenticeship duration is 18 to 24 months depending on previous experience and job role.

Additional costs and information

To fulfil the knowledge element of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend college for 5 blocks of 2 weeks in your first year and 6 blocks of 2 weeks in your second year. 

What could I do next?

On successful completion of a level 2 Construction Plant Maintenance you could progress onto the level 3 apprenticeship: https://webapp.wiltshire.ac.uk/coursestng/Infosheet/6937 

Or you may choose to seek further employment within the industy. 

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.