What's Involved

The apprentice will complete a portfolio of evidence through a blended learning model which includes:

Knowledge based – Level 2 Award in Industrial Environmental Awareness:

This qualification provides the knowledge required for employment and career progression within the manufacturing sector.

Competence based – Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations:

This qualification provides the opportunity to demonstrate practical skills, knowledge and understanding reflecting the competencies recognised as the benchmark for qualified manufacturing industry operatives.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities & Personal Learning and Thinking Skills:

This ensures apprentices feel confident with their rights and responsibilities in a working environment and supports the learner to explore different ways of tackling problems including working with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.


Following enrollment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions on a day release (or block release) basis, work-based learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development along with the industry skills selected however the course is targeted for completion within 15 to 18 months.

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Avenues of progression include:

  • Progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering or the Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Opportunities for career progression with further training into specialist engineering/manufacturing job roles or team leadership

What's next...

SBC Training has access to government funding and grants for this apprenticeship.

For free advice and to find out how much financial support your business is eligible for, please contact us.

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