Manufacturing - Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2

Manufacturing - Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2

Our Manufacturing Apprenticeship is ideally suited to those people who wish to pursue a career in manufacturing. It combines practical training with real on the job work experience in one of many various job roles. You'll spend time being trained by your employer and our qualified assessors on how to operate within a production environment, learning about quality, the production process and safety standards.

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships: Level 2 qualifications

Qualifications you will gain: Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations, Award in Industrial Awareness and Functional Skills maths and English (if required) all delivered in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Ideally you should have a minimum of grade E in both maths and English. If you do not hold these minimum grades, you will be assessed on your ability to complete the programme and will undertake Functional Skills classes to improve your skills.

Benefits of an Apprenticeship

Developing your career with an apprenticeship is a great way to progress in your field whilst:

earning a salarygetting paid holidaysreceiving traininggaining qualificationslearning job-specific skills


There are many varied industries in which you could undertake your apprenticeship. There is the Food and Drink industry, ceramics, printing, engineering and general manufacturing.


These qualifications are delivered entirely in the workplace and not in a college environment.

Typical course length

This apprenticeship will last 12-15 months

Where could this lead?

After gaining an apprenticeship in manufacturing, you could progress into technician and engineer roles. With experience you could become a team leader or manufacturing supervisor.

Axia Solutions is an Ofsted Grade 1 training provider, ranked as outstanding by inspectors. Operating independently, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Newcastle and Stafford College Group (NSCG), delivering a range of vocational training programmes designed to meet the demands of individuals and employers.

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Improving Operations Performance (Manufacturing route)

Candidates will receive an induction to assess their individual training needs and build the qualification to meet their specialist needs.

Course Content

The Improving Operational Performance Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Framework is made up of four components. To be successful, all four elements must be completed and achieved.

Practical and Technical Element: C&G Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations

Examples of some units available:

Preparing for manufacturing operationsControlling manufacturing operationsContributing to improving effectiveness in the workplaceProducing products by processingAnalysing the results of inspection and confirming quality of production

Functional Skills in Maths Level 1 and English Level 1.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

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