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Sign Making Apprenticeship Level 2
Study Mode
Full Time 
Workbased Assessment and Coursework 
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-D including English Language, Maths E. You will also need to gain a suitable employer.

Sign Making Apprenticeship Level 2

As a Sign Work apprentice you would be involved in the design, production and installation of all sorts of signs using perspex, vinyl, plastic, metal and glass.

About the Course

This course provides a full Level 2 NVQ apprenticeship. Learners attend college one day per week on a day release basis. You could be making traffic signs, signs for business premises, indoor and outdoor exhibition displays, shop fronts, and designs for vehicle bodies. Your work will vary depending on the employer, but it could involve machining, joining, engraving, etching, hand decorating, spray-painting and screen-printing.

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, which includes a one day a week attendance at college. Functional Skills qualifications will be delivered in college.

You are encouraged to look for your own placement. The College will help to find a suitable placement but the emphasis is on you.

Key Units

The day you are in college you will practice and develop the skills acquired in the workplace. You will be doing some workshop sessions and some theory sessions learning about how to do new tasks. There will also be some practical assessment tasks that take place at college. You will have chance to work on your portfolio and write up what you have learnt on the job.

The key units in this course are:
  • Health & Safety
  • Working Relations
  • Provide Information 
  • Quality
  • Prepare for Sign Making Operations
  • Prevent Damage
  • Self Adhesive Vinyl
  • Sign Installation

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-D including English Language, Maths E. You will also need to gain a suitable employer.


Practical assessment and coursework

Where does this Lead

You can progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Sign Making.

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
If you've got good practical skills, a flair for design, this could be a good apprenticeship for you. You should have good attention for detail and be able to learn new skills

Qualification Titles:

  • NVQ level 2 diploma in Sign Making
  • Functional maths, English and ICT level 2
Be aware you may have to travel to get to your work placement.

Extra Costs

For this course you will be required to purchase PPE/work-wear