Process Technology (0610)

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016
These qualifications will equip the learner with the  essential knowledge to work within a number of processing roles within the  chemical, pharmaceutical, metals and  oil and gas sectors.  It also forms the technical certificate for the Process Technology apprenticeship.
The Diploma is ideal for those working in the process industries, and for those working towards apprenticeships in Process Manufacturing.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The Diploma in Process Technology covers essential generic and specific knowledge in areas including:

  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • health and safety
  • instrumentation and control.

You will learn in the classroom and on the job in the work environment.

Methods of assessment are still being finalised, but are likely to include a written test.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working in process technology and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. You may be completing an apprenticeship.

Level 3
You are working in process technology and have a great deal of technical skill and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard. You may be completing an apprenticeship.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles including:

  • Chemical Engineering Technician
  • Chemical Plant Process Worker
  • Engineering Maintenance Technician
  • Oil and Gas Industry Technician
  • Polymer Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Technician.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 2

This level will suit you if you are working in process technology and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised. You may be completing an apprenticeship.

Level 2 comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Health, safety and environmental issues in process industries
  • Fundamentals of communications and information technology in process industries
  • Fundamentals of process chemistry
  • Process plant and process plant services in process industries.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles including:

  • Chemical Engineering Technician
  • Chemical Plant Process Worker
  • Engineering Maintenance Technician
  • Oil and Gas Industry Technician
  • Polymer Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Technician.

Level 2 Diploma in Process Technology - Chemical Processes (0610-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Process Technology - Chemical Processes

  • Accreditation No: 600/0820/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 400 - 400 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Process Technology - Petroleum Operations (0610-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Process Technology - Petroleum Operations

  • Accreditation No: 600/0820/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 400 - 400 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Process Technology - Metal Production (0610-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Process Technology - Metal Production

  • Accreditation No: 600/0820/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 400 - 400 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This  level is ideal if you are working in process technology and have a great deal of technical skill and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard. 

Level 3 comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Steam generation and distribution in process industries
  • Distillation in process industries
  • Evaporation in process industries
  • Crystallisation in process industries
  • Mixing and blending of solids and fluids.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles including:

  • Chemical Engineering Technician
  • Chemical Plant Process Worker
  • Engineering Maintenance Technician
  • Oil and Gas Industry Technician
  • Polymer Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Technician.

Level 3 Diploma in Process Technology - Chemical Processes (0610-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Process Technology - Chemical Processes

  • Accreditation No: 600/1066/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 460 - 520 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Process Technology - Petroleum Operations (0610-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Process Technology - Petroleum Operations

  • Accreditation No: 600/1066/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 60 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 460 - 520 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Process Technology - Metal Production (0610-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Diploma in Process Technology - Metal Production

  • Accreditation No: 600/1066/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 460 - 520 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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