manufacturing operations

performing manufacturing operations

The performing manufacturing operations programme is a work-based learning programme that allows you to earn a wage and work whilst studying towards industry recognised qualifications.

This apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of employment and onsite assessment, covering maintenance and manufacturing engineering processes and techniques that can be carried forward into the world of work.

This apprenticeship is designed for those working within manufacturing and maintenance that wish to become a qualified engineer, regardless of experience.

How does it work?

The apprenticeship for performing engineering operations is assessed onsite at your place of work. In addition, your assessor will regularly visit you at your workplace and onsite to carry out reviews and complete observations.

What qualifications will be achieved?

Apprenticeship programmes follow a standardised framework, i.e. a combination of qualifications that must be completed in order to successfully achieve. On completion of the performing manufacturing operations programme, candidates will achieve the following qualifications:


  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Technologies
  • Essential Communication Skills
  • Essential Application of Number Skills
  • Essential Digital Literacy Skills

Routes and pathways can be tailored to suit the needs of the learner and employer dependant on job role, duties undertaken and work completed. Exemptions can be made for Essential Skills qualifications depending on prior attainment. All engineering manufacture qualifications are accredited through EAL.

Up to 22 months. The course can be completed sooner if candidates have prior qualifications that meet the framework requirements.

There are no fixed entry requirements for this programme. All candidates are subject to a robust initial assessment via the Wales Essential Skills Toolkit to assess levels of literacy and numeracy prior to enrolment.

Apprenticeship programmes are fully funded by the Welsh Government and European Social Fund, so there is no cost for the training.

  • Must be over the age of 16.
  • Must be in full-time employment with a contract to evidence this.
  • Must not be in any other education or training. 

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