Performing Manufacturing Operations NVQ

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) based on the Performing Manufacturing Operations National Occupational Standards developed by Enginuity , the Sector Skills Council for the science, engineering and manufacturing technologies. The qualification is about occupational competence and involves the skills and knowledge needed to be able to carry out a range of activities related to a range of manufacturing operations.

There are no entry qualifications or age limits required by learners to undertake the 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 qualification.

The qualification has been designed by industry for individuals involved in a manufacturing process whatever the sector. Learners may typically be responsible for the day-to-day running of equipment and for the quality of work. They are also capable of monitoring and controlling equipment and quality, and can also exercise some judgement and decision making about the manufacturing process.


The Certificate is assessed through internally marked practical assignments, with multiple choice tests. Assessment guidance is provided within each unit.

Knowledge qualifications can be delivered in a classroom or workshop environment.

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