NVQ Level 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations


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The NVQ Level 2 allows your employees to demonstrate competence in areas such as health and safety and effective team working, as well as more job-specific elements (for example producing moulded or packaged products).
Suitable for: Performing Manufacturing Operations is aimed at employees working in a manufacturing business - for example those with responsibility for the day-to-day running, monitoring and controlling of equipment. This includes: Experienced employees, who wish to have their competency recognised and gain certification. New employees who have undergone basic training and are in the process of gaining experience.

Important information

Government funding available

To take into account

There are no entry requirements or age restrictions.

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Course programme

NVQs are practical qualifications which assess and recognise the skills, knowledge and understanding your employees have in a work situation. This NVQ offers your employees the opportunity to demonstrate they have the skills to carry out their role to national standards.

Having a recognised qualification will help them in their work, and open doors to future career development.

How long will it take?

Six units must be completed. This can be done over a period of time, which is negotiable with our trainers and assessors.

There are no written exams – our assessors will look at the evidence your employees provide to see whether they meet the requirements. Evidence could include statements from managers or observing your employees in the workplace.

What does the course cover?

Six units must be completed, including three from the Supporting the Operation group, and one from the Job Specific group.

Mandatory units

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

Plus one from

  • Promoting effective working relationships
  • Contributing to effective team working

Supporting the Operation group

  • Transferring materials
  • Preparing for manufacturing operations
  • Concluding manufacturing operations


  • Ensuring effective handover of manufacturing operations
  • Receiving and checking incoming materials
  • Controlling manufacturing operations
  • Contributing to improving effectiveness in the workplace
  • Analysing the results of inspection and confirming quality of production
  • Recording and reporting inspection and test results

Job Specific group

  • Transferring materials.
  • Producing shaped products.
  • Producing products by assembly operations.
  • Producing joined products.
  • Producing products by processing.
  • Producing formed products.
  • Finishing products.
  • Producing moulded products.
  • Producing packaged products.
  • Making products using computer controlled equipment.

Each unit is broken down into elements, which describe the tasks to be carried out.

For example, Unit 1 (Transferring materials) covers tasks such as choosing the right equipment to move materials and loading materials correctly.

Employer Benefits:

There are many benefits for employers who have fully trained their staff, especially at NVQ level. These include:

  • Increased customer satisfaction - "Right first time".
  • An increase in workforce morale and motivation.

Our training is:

  • Cost-effective - we will manage the project for you.
  • Delivered on the job - causing minimal disruption to operations.
  • Flexible - we tailor our training to meet your needs.

It also:

  • Reduces your insurance premiums.
  • Assist with corporate manslaughter legislation.
  • Helps to standardise working practices.
  • Provides evidence for Investors in People and Quality Standards.
  • Offers recognition of your company's staff development plans.

Employee Benefits

As an employee, you will gain many benefits from a NVQ level qualification:

  • NVQs accredit your existing skills and knowledge - they reward and recognise your efforts.
  • Achieving an NVQ will help improve your self-belief and motivation.
  • You will gain a nationally recognised certificate.

NVQ Level 2 Performing Manufacturing Operations

Price on request