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Improving Operational Performance: Performing Manufacturing Operations

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 August 2020

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £3,500 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Assembly operator
  • Maintenance operator
  • Manufacturing process operator
  • Production inspector
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Award in Awareness of the Industrial Environment
  • Award in Industrial Environment Awareness
  • Certificate in Engineering
  • Certificate in Engineering Technologies
  • Certificate in Improving Performance for Manufacturing Engineering Operations
  • Certificate in Manufacturing Practices
  • Certificate in Metals Industries Processes
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Diploma in Engineering Technologies
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Extended Certificate in Engineering (Specialist: Manufacturing Engineering)

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.