Science Manufacturing Process Operative - Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 - (out of centre learner)

SKU: GEN2/A/016

Course Aim:

This course is ideal for candidates looking to start or develop their career in process manufacturing. The Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to gain an nationally recognised apprenticeship whilst gaining work experience in a process environment. 

Student Pre-Requisites:

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be three GCSEs at Grade 4-9 (old grade c or above). New apprentices also have to successfully pass the Gen2 aptitude test.


Course Duration:

Typically this apprenticeship will take 18 months.



Training for this apprenticeship will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle and Furness.

Students are with their employer from day one and will study their taught components at an agreed Gen2 centre one day per week. The students are visited by a Gen2 assessor in the workplace approximately every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.


 Programme Components:

The science manufacturing process operative apprentice will develop skills in the following areas:

  •  Prepare science manufacturing materials, plant and equipment, for hand or machine based process operations, typically using pumps, valves, temperature gauges, filtration equipment, tanks and vessels; including checking availability and quality of materials, correct conditions and safety checks according to standard operating procedures
  • Start-up a basic science manufacturing machine based or hand based processes, typically using equipment as above, following process operating instructions.
  • Perform operations and monitor basic science manufacturing process according to company safe working practices as directed by line manager.
  • Produce a representative sample of science manufacturing product for quality test purposes and inspect products to ensure quality is maintained in line with company quality procedures.
  • Carry out assembly and finishing operations for a machine or hand based process operation in science manufacturing process.
  • Make simple adjustments to the science manufacturing process to remedy problems, reporting any problems or abnormal conditions when unable or unauthorised to resolve.
  • Shut down/complete a basic science manufacturing process following process operating instructions.
  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental regulations, including correct use of PPE.
  • Comply with and meet the requirements of their company quality standards.
  • Work to and meet the requirements of standard operating procedures relevant to their scope of work.
  • Comply with instructions pertaining to the internal and external regulatory requirements set by the relevant competent authority and/or specified by the relevant competent authority and/or specified by the company.
  • Complete routine documentation such as quality inspection sheets and production records.
  • Perform simple calculations associated with the operation, for example raw material quantity and production calculations.
  • Support process manufacturing improvement activities, for example implementing plant improvements as directed and responding to plant and process change requirements.


Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties.   


Qualification Gained:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Process Technology
  • PAA/VQSET Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Processing Industries Operations

  • Apprentices without level 1 English and maths must achieve this level and take the tests for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment

On successful completion students will gain a Science Manufacturing Process Operative Apprenticeship


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