The NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations is a work-based qualification designed for those employed within the manufacturing sector. The main objective of the qualification is to offer the opportunity to prove competence of industrial performance, knowledge and understanding and to recognise the ability of individuals working in the sector. This Diploma covers multiple occupational areas and is suitable for people involved in the manufacturing sector from trainees to managers. Individuals with this qualification are able to progress into specific areas of manufacturing such as print, furniture, food, or Business Improvement Techniques.
Apprentices will study a range of mandatory and optional units during their programme. Examples of units which apprentices may select include:
- Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
- Transferring materials
- Preparing for manufacturing operations
- Concluding manufacturing operations
- Ensuring effective handover of manufacturing operations
- Receiving and checking incoming materials
- Controlling manufacturing operations
- Contributing to improving effectiveness in the workplace
- Analysing the results of inspection and confirming quality of production
- Recording and reporting inspection and test results
You will learn and develop in the workplace four days per week but will be based at College one day per week in our state-of-the-art iSTEM Centre.
For this qualification, candidates will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence for each unit. Apprentices will also be assessed via observation, professional discussion and assignments.
Completion of the Level 2 qualification may allow for progression onto a range of Level 3 apprenticeship opportunities in the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors. Typical job roles for apprentices include:
- Manufacturing process operator
- Maintenance operator
- Production inspector
- Assembly operator
There will be continuing support outside of the classroom environment through MyCourse and eLearning software. For workshop activities you will need to purchase suitable PPE.
Duration: 12 – 24 months
All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment (Maths & English), interview and employment in the industry. Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking their apprenticeship end-point assessment.