NVQ Level 2 – Performing Manufacturing Operations (up to 6 months)

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8th November 2016

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Performing Manufacturing Operations (PMO) Course: download-pdf-d

The Diploma course requires a minimum of 214 hours contact time; attendance can be negotiated, however the syllabus is a very practical course covering fundamental engineering knowledge and skills in a production environment. This course is less about engineering skills but about the processes followed to achieve an end product.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate their capability under assessment conditions having completed a comprehensive period of training.

Achievement of the required standards of this course will lead to the award of a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations accredited by EAL Ltd.

Course Content

During the course, trainees will need to complete six units of competence. The following two mandatory units will be trained and assessed:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements.
  • Contributing to effective team performance.

Candidates then choose another three units that support the manufacturing process. The final unit is skill or process specific.


NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations.

This qualification is industry recognised under the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and has a credit value of 48.

Welding training is delivered in accordance with the requirements of BS 4872-1 which means successful assessment could allow trainees to qualify as a coded welder.

Who is the Course for?

There is no formal entry requirement although candidates must legally be able to undertake any assessment around special machinery and processes.


  • 214 hours minimum contact time.
  • Mode of attendance can be negotiated.
  • Training can be undertaken in the CEATA Training Academy but assessment cannot be simulated and must be ‘on the job’ or in a production testing environment.

How To Apply

There are several ways that you can apply:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Call reception on 0115 986 6321 and to arrange an appointment with Karen Hodgson or Stuart Hackett to visit the training academy or arrange for a member of our team to visit you.

Canal Engineering Ltd

Our Training Academy is located on Lenton Lane at the HQ of Canal Engineering.

Canal Engineering is a busy fabrication and welding company with 100 employees on site. Trainees will benefit from seeing first-hand the activities involved in engineering operations as well as being required to conform to real safe working practises, production and quality management systems.

This is not a simulated training environment although trainees will normally be under close, expert supervision in the dedicated Engineering Training Academy.

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