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Performing Manufacturing Operations Apprenticeship Level 2 and Level 3

The qualification has been designed by industry for individuals involved in a manufacturing process whatever the sector. You may typically be responsible for the day-to-day running of equipment and for the quality of work. You would also be capable of monitoring and controlling equipment and quality, and can also exercise some judgement and decision making about the manufacturing process.

Who is the course for?

  • 16 + working in the industry

What will I study?

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements (mandatory)
  • Receiving and checking incoming materials (supporting operations)
  • Making products using computer-controlled equipment
  • Carrying out inspection and testing activities.

What will I need for the course?

  • You will need to be employed with a company and attend college once a week or be seen by your training provider regularly. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

  • Your skills and knowledge will be assessed in the work place by an appointed assessor/tutor who will assess your skills, competence and knowledge. You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways: Coursework
  • Exams
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace assessments

How long is the course?

  • A Level 2 apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months to complete depending on the framework being followed and your ability as an apprentice.

What do I gain if successful?

  • The Performing Manufacturing Operations level 2 diploma allows you to progress into a variety of Level 3 Manufacturing related qualifications. The qualification covers the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of manufacturing activities including those that support a manufacturing operation and those activities which are job specific.

How much does it cost?

  • For all candidates aged 16-18 the course is fully funded by the Government. It is available to anybody working in the industry.
  • Outside of the 16-18 age group costs will be dependent on individual candidate and employer details.

How do I find out more?

  • Just contact our friendly team. Phone: 0845 430 9009 e-mail: We are here to help you. For more course information please visit the national careers service website at: National Careers Service National Careers Service!


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