Performance Manufacturing Operations Level 2

Progression Routes

Business Improvement Techniques Level 3

Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3

Key Facts

Course Cost: £3,500

Employer Contribution: £350


Level 2 Diploma in Performance Manufacturing Operations (RQF)

Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Improving Business for Manufacturing Engineering Operations

Level 1 Functional Skills Maths*

Level 1 Functional Skills English*

*If required

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Duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: To be eligible for this course, you would ideally have at least 4 GCSE’s (grade A* to D/9 to 4) or equivalent. This will ideally include Maths and English. You must also already be working in a position where you deal with either manufacturing or engineering regularly.

Become a Trained Operator within the Manufacturing Sector Today

The Performance Manufacturing Operations Level 2 Diploma has been created for individuals that are wishing to become a trained operator within the manufacturing sector.

Manufacturing is one of the largest industries out there – nearly everything we use, eat, drink, or travel in has been manufactured. As an apprentice, you could focus on either the engineering or manufacturing aspect of production.

The Apprentice could work as a Metal Worker and Machine operative, bending, punching, notching, shearing and cropping sheet metal fabrications, or as a CNC operator, operating Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines involved in batch production.

The course lasts 12 months. During this time the learner will be expected to complete their Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Improving Performance for Manufacturing Engineering Operations and complete their Level 2 RQF Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations. Throughout the qualification, the Apprentice will receive regular 1-1 sessions and support from their Tutor. We will work with you to create a portfolio of work to meet the criteria within the qualification.

Learners will complete training and activities to cover the mandatory units below. These are completed through workbooks, practical sessions and observations and have been designed to meet the Level 2 Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations. Learners will then complete optional units dependant on their job role. This will be discussed during the induction stage and a suitable pathway for the employer and employee will be chosen.

Why hire an Apprentice?

  • Training made simple – Structured training tailored to suit your industry
  • Cost effective – Up to 90% government funded
  • Grow your business – Dedicated staff tailored to your business needs
  • Easy recruitment – Pre-interviewed candidates to find the perfect apprentice

Tutor Support

The apprentice will receive regular tutor support throughout their qualification. A blended learning approach will be used. They will have monthly face to face visits alongside regular email and phone contact. The resources on our Learner Management System have been designed to run in conjunction with the sessions, allowing the learner to research and review each topic with ease.

Funding Options

This qualification is government funded and falls under the new Apprenticeship Levy Scheme. Our Performance Manufacturing Operations qualification requires a 10% employer contribution. Total cost of training is £3,500. The employer is required to fund 10% of this equating to £350.

Business that have less than 50 employees won’t pay anything if they employ apprentices under the age of 19, and will receive a £1000 payment.


BTEC Certificate

Unit 1: Health and Safety for Manufacturing Engineers

Unit 2: Communicating Effectively in Manufacturing Engineering Workplaces

Unit 3: Working Effectively in Manufacturing Engineering

Unit 4: Working Relationships in Manufacturing Engineering

Unit 5: Understanding Employment Responsibilities and Rights

RQF Diploma

Unit 1: Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

Unit 2: Promoting effective working relationships

Unit 3: Contributing to effective team working

Additional Optional Units will be chosen based on the role you are undertaking

Functional Skills

Functional Skills Level 1 Maths

Functional Skills Level 1 English

Typical jobs

The Performance Manufacturing Operations Level 2 Apprenticeship is designed for people working in an existing manufacturing or engineering role at entry or junior level.

  • Metal Worker and Machine Operative
  • CNC operator