Performing Manufacturing Operations - Level 2 Diploma (NVQ)

Course overview

National Vocational Qualifications are one of the most popular qualifications within industry as they are delivered during working hours and demonstrate competency within a job role. These qualifications are based on national occupational standards, which are statements of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They cover all the main aspect of a specified occupation, including current best practice and are ideal for addressing skills gaps as well as identifying competence.

To achieve the full qualification, candidates must attain a minimum of 48 credits in total, comprising all the mandatory units and the remaining credits will be achieved by selecting 3 units from group A optional units and 3 units from group B optional units

The Learning and Skills Development Officer will provide support and guidance in selecting the appropriate units.

Mandatory units

• Complying with statutory regulations
• Promoting effective working relationships
• Contribute to effective team working

Optional units (Group A)

• Transferring materials
• Preparing for manufacturing operations
• Concluding manufacturing operations
• Ensuring effective handover of manufacturing operations
• Receiving incoming materials
• Controlling manufacturing operations
• Contributing to improving effectiveness within the workplace
• Analysing the results of inspection an confirming quality of production
• Recording and reporting inspection results

Optional units (Group B)

• Transferring materials
• Producing shaped products
• Producing products by assembly operations
• Produce joined products

Entry requirements

To be working a minimum of 10 hours per week in a appropriate vocational role which will enable you to gather the evidence for your qualification

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this qualification will be via direct observation in the working environment.  Knowledge will also be assessed via assignments or a portfolio of evidence.  Some of the evidence used in portfolios will include; witness testimonies, professional discussion and the learners' own plans and written records.

  City and Guilds are the awarding body.

What can I do next

Upon completing this qualification a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to further study.