Level 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations Apprenticeship

Why choose a Level 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations Apprenticeship with us?

The Improving Operational Performance framework incorporates Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2 that equip apprentices with the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled and operator level. This pathway ensures that business processes are planned and executed as efficiently as possible, identifying and, minimising waste whilst ensuring the highest quality.

What does a Level 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations Apprentice do?

Manufacturing Process Operator - Sets and operates machines during production, plans and sets up the sequence of operations according to drawings, layouts and other instructions

Production Inspector - Inspects sub-assemblies or finished products for faults before the next phase of production or delivery to the customer

Assembly Operator - Assemble products using jigs and tools, could work in the following sectors: electrical, electronic, automotive, aviation, metal goods, marine etc.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
- Practical abilities and the desire to work with your hands
- Motivation to work in the engineering/manufacturing industry
- Ability to work quickly and accurately
- An eye for detail
- Good communication and problem solving abilities

What is the duration of the course?

The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship takes 18 months to complete.

How can I progress?

After completing the Level 2 Apprenticeship, you could progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Manufacture.  This will upgrade your competence and knowledge to fully-skilled status.

What Qualifications will I gain?

1. The NVQ in Performing Manufacturing Operations:
The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) will be gained through on the job training and the assessment of this.

2. Level 2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness:
You will complete a workbook and sit an online exam covering topics such as: health and safety legislation and regulations, understanding hazards ad risks in the workplace, personal protective equipment, fire emergency and accident procedures.

3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):
Employment Rights and Responsibilities cover legislation and other key policies you need to know and understand, relevant to your job role.

4. Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT:
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths, English and ICT that equip learners with the practical skills needed to learn, live and work successfully.

5. PLTS (Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills):
These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS:
- Independent Enquirers
- Creative Thinkers
- Reflective Learners
- Team Workers
- Self-managers
- Effective Participators