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Manufacturing and Engineering

Opps delivers National Vocational Qualifications specifically designed for the manufacturing and engineering sectors:

  • Performing Manufacturing Operations level 2
  • Performing Engineering Operations level 2
  • Business Improvement Techniques level 2 & 3
  • Engineering Maintenance level 2
  • Technical Engineering Support level 2

Manufacturing and Engineering

Business Improvement Techniques

Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) provide ways in which processes within any business can be stream-lined and developed for maximum efficiency and effectiveness with a resulting effect on the company's bottom line. BIT therefore makes for ideal NVQ courses.

Level 2

This NVQ can be applied to all sectors but is particularly applicable to the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Candidates complete five mandatory units:

  • Comply with Statutory Regulations and Organizational Safety Requirements
  • Contributing to Effective Team Working
  • Applying Workplace Organization (5s/5C)
  • Applying Continuous Techniques (Kaizen)
  • Creating Visual Management Systems

They then choose one optional unit from options such as:

  • Apply Set up Reduction Techniques
  • Apply Problem Solving Techniques
  • Carrying out Mistake/Error Proofing (Poka Yoke)

Level 3

This NVQ can be applied to all sectors but is particularly applicable to the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Candidates complete six mandatory units:

  • Leading Effective Teams
  • Applying Workplace Organisation
  • Carrying Out Problem Solving Activities
  • Creating Flexible Production and Manpower Systems
  • Applying Continuous Improvement Techniques (Kaizan)
  • Creating Visual Management Systems

They then choose a further three optional units from options such as:

  • Carrying out Capability Studies
  • Applying Value Management
  • Carrying out Lead Time Analysis
  • Carrying out Six Sigma Process Mapping
  • Applying basic statistics

Performing Manufacturing Operations

Level 2

This NVQ will suit those working in all parts of the manufacturing sector.

Candidates complete two units from:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Promoting effective working relationships
  • Contributing to effective teamwork

They then choose three optional units. There are a wide range of options including:

  • Transferring materials
  • Preparing for manufacturing operations
  • Controlling manufacturing operations
  • Analysing the results of inspection and confirming quality of production

Candidates attend Opps workshops or one to one tutorials to build their portfolio and are provided with an experienced assessor and extensive learning materials to support their learning.

Opps is a recognised provider under the "Train to Gain" programme. Full funding for level 2 NVQs and part funding for level 3 NVQs may be available under this programme.

We also offer NVQs in Customer Service, Team Leading and Business & Administration to those working in the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss or receive further details about our manufacturing and engineering NVQ programmes.

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