Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills) (4500)

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2024

This qualification allows learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment and/or career progression in the manufacturing industry sector in general.

Learners will understand how to carry out their work safely, and meet the exacting quality standards demanded in a fast paced and efficient processing environment and develop into a multi-skilled operator through process ownership.  They will discover how manufacturing activities can be carried out on multiple products with different specifications consecutively e.g. automotive manufacturing - where multi-models manufacturing results in the manufacturing of different models of vehicle with different specification variants within a high volume environment.

On achievement the learner will have completed a section of the knowledge and skills element as part of their apprenticeship journey.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners will need to complete five mandatory units and a number of optional units including one that is role specific.

For learners undertaking an apprenticeship, the role-specific unit selected should align with the chosen apprenticeship job role. This is to ensure that all learning that takes covers all relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours assessed in the apprenticeship End-point Assessment.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Learners who achieve the qualification can progress to the EPA in the Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship and those who have met all the specified requirements of the Apprenticeship in Lean Manufacturing Operative can progress to achieving the full Apprenticeship certification, which confirms competency in the job role.

With further training and development, learners can progress to a more senior or complex job role such as Engineering Technician.

Alternatively, learners who have achieved the qualification but not completed the full Apprenticeship requirements, could progress to a job role such as Production Worker, Process Operative or Fabrication Operative. 

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centres must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully and that they have the full engagement of the employers for the full programme.

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

Level 2

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills) (4500-12)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2026

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills)

  • Accreditation No: 610/0180/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Other This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £126.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form