Manufacturing is the process of converting raw materials into a product. The UK has long history of being a key player in Manufacturing since the Industrial Revolution and has been an important in the UK’s early economic growth. An Apprenticeship is manufacturing means that the Apprentice is employed and working in a manufacturing environment, learning hands-on skills as well as gaining knowledge from taught sessions from their tutor. Their tutor will set the Apprentice projects between visits to create a portfolio.
An Apprenticeship can be the first step into a long career in the manufacturing sector and provides a transferable qualification that is useful whatever the product being manufactured.Download ‘Manufacturing’ Brochure PDF
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Improving Operational Performance – Performing Manufacturing
This Apprenticeship is designed for operatives who are working in a range of manufacturing roles, typically on automated production/processing lines and including packaging, distribution and sales operations. It offers you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to prove competence at work. It also suits people that are competent at core production/processing activities, looking to expand their existing skills, perhaps to support multi-skilled activities or to develop into a specialist area such as quality assurance. The flexible choice of units, allows you to select units that are most relevant to your own employment, learning and progression requirements. The choice of units also reflects the wide variety of jobs, which people do in different types of companies in the industry.
People completing this qualification get a better understanding of issues surrounding their job and helps the learner to become a more valuable member of a team. The extensive range of units available to select in conjunction with the learner and employer mean that the qualification can cover the manufacturing of a diverse range of products and production processes. Unit available include: Producing Formed Products, Making Products Using Computer Controlled Equipment and Controlling Manufacturing Operations.
This Apprenticeship includes:
Level 2 Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations
Level 1 Functional Skills – Maths and English