Performing Manufacturing Operations (PMO) – Intermediate Apprenticeship

NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Improving Operational Performance Apprenticeship

12 Months
Mainly in workplace
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

This qualification focuses on the practical skills and knowledge involved in the manufacturing process, all learning will be assessed in the workplace and on completion of this qualification the learner  well placed to work on a variety of manufacturing operations within their chosen industry.

For an NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations you’ll need to be working in a manufacturing industry – any processing manufacturing industry You might be a new recruit, employed in the industry or a trainee on a government-funded training programme.
The Improving Operational Performance framework incorporates Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2 that equip apprentices with the basic skills and knowledge to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing processes at semi-skilled and operator level. This pathway ensures that business processes are planned and executed as efficiently as possible, identifying and, minimising waste whilst ensuring the highest quality.

Manufacturing Process Operator – Sets and operates machines during production, plans and sets up the sequence of operations according to drawings, layouts and other instructionsProduction Inspector – Inspects sub-assemblies or finished products for faults before the next phase of production or delivery to the customer

Assembly Operator – Assemble products using jigs and tools, could work in the following sectors: electronic, automotive, aviation, metal goods, marine etc.


All assessments will take place within the workplace, if Functional Skills are needed this can be delivered in the workplace or College

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

A discussion will take place between the applicant, the employer and the Training Officer to establish whether the range of work is available to ensure that the apprentice can achieve.

Existing maths and English skill levels will also be assessed .

You may have to complete Functional Skills in maths and English as part of the apprenticeship