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Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Key course information

Engineering and Manufacturing


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Course Overview

A Manufacturing Operative is expected to carry out work safely and meet quality standards in a processing environment and develop into a multi-skilled operator. They will be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specificationsThey will be required to prepare, control and complete operations, and follow processes and standard operating procedures whilst adhering to safe working practices. They will be responsible for maintaining Health and Safety and using the correct equipment and tooling, safe stopping and resetting of machinery and maintaining the work area. They’ll contribute to, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using improvement methods and be responsible for quality checks throughout the operations to ensure quality is built in.

What will I learn?

Units and modules will be chosen in line with the work-based role but common knowledge and skills could include:

Health & Safety
Lean Manufacturing Operations & Continuous Improvement Skills
Quality Control (ISO Regs)
Problem Solving Skills
Communication Skills and Production Records
Standard Operating Procedures
Tooling and Equipment Preparation, Use and Maintenance

Entry Requirements

Maths and English Language at Grade 3 or above
Apprentices are required to undertake a skills assessment as part of the application

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge & Skills)

Additional Costs and Information

No additional costs
Your employer will provide you with PPE for college day release
This work based apprenticeship does not require college attendance. Knowledge and skills are developed in the workplace with the support of College Assessors and work mentors

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Engineering and Manufacturing

Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

  • Drafting and Design Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

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