Level Two Intermediate Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance - Performing Manufacturing Operations

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This apprenticeship is designed to give you the knowledge and skills relevant to engineering and manufacturing practices, enabling you to become recognised as a semi-skilled engineer. A great deal of time will be spent on the practical tasks and activities.

What will I study?

  • Health and safety regulations
  • Promoting effective working relationships
  • Contributing to effective team working

Optional units include:


  • Concluding manufacturing operations
  • Ensuring effective handover of manufacturing operations
  • Preparing for manufacturing operations
  • Receiving and checking incoming materials
  • Controlling manufacturing operations
  • Contributing to improving effectiveness in the workplace
  • Producing products

How will I be assessed?

Each unit of study contains a list of tasks or competencies that have to be successfully completed to the required standard.
These tasks can be assessed in a number of different ways, such as being observed by a qualified assessor or checked via relevant written work in a logbook. You will complete a substantial portfolio of evidence of work during the course that will consist of practical exercises, logbook entries and photographic evidence.

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above including mathematics and a science/technology subject. Satisfactory College interview.

What next?

An Advanced Apprenticeship.

Additional information

Possible job roles

Metal working operatives, plant and machine operatives, quality control, routine section and testing, production of parts using computer-controlled equipment.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Course Guide