Introduction

The primary objective of the Performing Manufacturing Operations NVQ is to contribute to the development of a skilled workforce as a whole.  This can be done, where possible, by integrating NVQ into the organisation’s models for personnel development and recognising the competence of the people who make up the workforce at all levels.

This NVQ is suitable for those seeking recognition of their competence in one or more of a wide variety of activities and offers maximum flexibility to meet the needs of workers engaged in performing manufacturing operations.

NVQ’s are based on national industry standards.  They recognise that candidates who have demonstrated their ability to reach the standard have the skill and associated knowledge to work safely and competently at the appropriate level in their chosen area.  Those not completing the full qualification can gain a certificate for the units that they have achieved.

Benefits of the Qualification

The Performing Manufacturing Operations NVQ benefits both employers and employees by offering a choice of assessment routes to suit the widest possible range of needs.

For employers the qualification can:

Assist with the recruitment and retention

Boost employee morale and motivation

Increase productivity and reduce rework

Demonstrate the quality of the workforce to existing and potential customers

Help reduce workplace accidents

For the Employees the qualification can:

Provide evidence of ability to do a particular job

Help improve career development/promotion chances

Give us a sense of achievement

Be gained on the job

Be completed at a time and pace to suit

Structure of the Qualification

The candidate is required to complete the necessary number of mandatory and optional assessment routes to achieve this qualification.