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The Process Manufacturing Industries produce many of life's necessities including soap and toiletries. This Apprenticeship is designed for Apprentices in these industries who will operate and monitor basic plant and equipment, including pumps, valves, temperature gauges, filtration equipment, tanks and vessels.

Course details

You will be required to achieve the following qualifications: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Processing Industries Operations Level 3 Diploma in Process Technology English Functional Skill Level 2 Maths Functional Skill Level 2 ICT Functional Skill Level 2 Employee Rights and Responsibilities Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Mandatory Units: Respond to Incidents, Hazardous Conditions and Emergencies Within Processing Industries Environments How to Respond to Incidents, Hazardous Conditions and Emergencies Within Processing Industries Environments Handover Within Processing Industries Environments How to Handover Within Processing Industries Environments Work Effectively in a Team Within Processing Industries Environments How to Work Effectively in a Team Within Processing Industries Environments Identify and Deal with Hazards in the Work Environment Within Processing Industries Environments How to Identify and Deal with Hazards in the Work Environment Within Processing Industries Environments

Entry guidelines

This course is delivered by our Science department and focuses on process operations in the Science Industry. The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Process Manufacturing is open to all people aged 16 or over. Due to the competition for places the following skills and attributes relevant to working within the process manufacturing industries may be considered as part of the application process;

  • motivation to succeed within industry
  • an awareness of the demands of the Apprenticeship
  • willingness to comply with employer/training provider terms and conditions of employment
  • have the ability to apply learning in the workplace
  • willingness to work with due regard to Health and Safety of self and others
  • effective communication with a range of people.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

Apprenticeships are designed for individuals who are in paid employment within the sector and would like to achieve qualifications which recognise the skills they gain in the workplace. If you have already found a job you may be able to convert it into an Apprenticeship. Speak to your employer and discuss the opportunity of you becoming an Apprentice. There is plenty of help and support for you and your employer and they may be eligible for a grant. Contact our Employer Services team for more information on 0151 551 7610 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Where can I progress to?

Following completion of this Advanced Level Apprenticeship there are several options open to the successful candidate who wishes to continue their development in order to progress their career. There are opportunities to continue to undertake further vocational training or academic qualifications. These may include (but are not exclusive to) the following:

  • Foundation Degree in Process & Chemical Engineering or a related discipline
  • Higher National Certificate/ Diploma in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline
  • Advanced Diploma in Engineering or Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design
  • Developing a career in coaching through Assessor and Verifier Awards
  • Qualifications in a related area, including (but not limited to) Health & Safety, Training & Development, Business Improvement Techniques and Supervisory Management
  • Membership of a professional institution at Engineering Technician level (Further information available at www.engineeringuk.com)
  • Cogent Gold Standard qualifications contained within the Gold Standard frameworks

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).