Materials Processing and Finishing NVQ

Engineering and manufacturing
Extended Diploma

This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). It involves the skills and knowledge needed for occupations in materials process and finishing including the ability to organise work and identify and prevent problems. NVQ

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake this qualification unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.

Individuals who need recognition of their competence in one or more of a wide variety of materials process and finishing activities and also need a nationally recognised qualification at Level 2. Learners who are undertaking a Enginuity Apprenticeship and wish to progress onto an ad-vanced Apprenticeship. Those who are working in a materials process and finishing environment and would like to work towards a relevant Level 2 qualification. Those who are new to materials process and finishing but are looking for a career change and wish to develop new skills within the industry.


The qualification is assessed by: portfolio of assessment verbal/written questioning witness testimony assessor observations. Performance evidence must be the main form of evidence gathered. In order to demonstrate consistent competent performance for a unit, a minimum of three different examples of performance of the unit activity will be required. It is recommended that where possible evidence is gathered holistically and that the assessment evidence for the mandatory units is gathered during the performance of the optional units. Evidence should be obtained as a whole, where practically possible, since competent performance in the optional assessment routes is often dependent on competence in the mandatory assessment routes. Learners are not required to complete an exam for this qualification.

Competence based qualifications are undertaken in the learner