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IQ Level 2 Certificate in Polymer/Polymer Composite Operations (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 600/4754/9
Title IQ Level 2 Certificate in Polymer/Polymer Composite Operations (QCF)
Category National
Sector Manufacturing
Operational Start Date 23/07/2012
Operational End Date 29/06/2016
Total Units 17 Min Credit 27
Min Guided Learning Hours 130 Max Guided Learning Hours 184
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £51.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Polymer/Polymer Composite Operations (QCF) is a qualification aimed at those individuals who work in the polymer processing sector in a variety of positions including technicians, operators, setters and supervisors. It provides learners with formal recognition of their competence. Through the choice of two pathways, the qualification covers the competence and knowledge required for either machine-based or hand-based processes. This qualification covers health, safety and environmental requirements. Learners who take the hand-based pathway will cover how to prepare, produce and finish products in the context of hand-based operations by way of the pathway specific mandatory units. Similarly, those who take the machine-based pathway will cover how to prepare, maintain and shutdown machine-based processing operations by way of pathway specific mandatory units. With one exception, both pathways feature the same range of optional units. These include product inspection, picking, ancillary systems, sampling, testing, storage, supply, assembly and the ability to forge effective working relationships throughout. Objectives: meeting relevant programmes of learning and supporting a role in the workplace.

This qualification is the combined component of the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship – Polymer Processing.

Progression

Learners who have already achieved the Level 1 Certificate in Polymer Operations (QCF) can use credits, already gained, towards this qualification, as there is an overlap of units.

Learners can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Polymer/Polymer Composite Operations (QCF) using credits achieved in this qualification, as there is an overlap of units.

This qualification is the combined component of the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship – Polymer Processing.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Structure

Learners must achieve a minimum of 27 credits by taking one of the following 2 pathways:

1) Polymer Machine Operations Pathway

or

2) Polymer Hand-based Operations Pathway

Polymer Hand-based Operations Pathway
Common Mandatory UnitMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:3
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 L/602/1611Meet Safety, Health and Environmental Requirements in the Workplace Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2318
 
Polymer Hand-based Operations - Mandatory UnitsMinimum Units:3
 Minimum Credits:10
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 M/602/1519Finish Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2214
 T/602/1490Prepare to Produce Products by Hand-Based Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2420
 R/602/1514Produce Products Using Hand-Based Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2424
 
Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsMinimum Units:3
 Minimum Credits:14
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 F/602/1346Accept, Verify and Store Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2316
 Y/602/1627Assemble Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2316
 R/602/1545Carry Out Simple Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2314
 Y/602/1546Carry Out Simple Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2318
 M/602/1617Contribute to the Handover of Production Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments1326
 D/602/1614Contribute to the Maintenance of Product Quality Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments1318
 D/602/1533Contribute to the Provision of Ancillary Systems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2526
 A/602/1619Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments1210
 K/602/1521Inspect Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2420
 D/602/1547Maintain the Condition of Process Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2736
 H/602/1551Pick Polymer Stock and Make Up Orders Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2316
 D/602/1242Prepare Materials for Processing According to Instructions Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2314
 T/602/1408Supply Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2318
 
Polymer Machine Operations Pathway
Common Mandatory UnitMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:3
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 L/602/1611Meet Safety, Health and Environmental Requirements in the Workplace Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2318
 
Polymer Machine Operations - Mandatory UnitsMinimum Units:3
 Minimum Credits:13
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 T/602/1442Prepare to Start Up a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2428
 T/602/1487Shutdown a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2420
 T/602/1456Start Up and Maintain a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2528
 
Polymer Machine Operations - Optional UnitsMinimum Units:2
 Minimum Credits:11
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 F/602/1346Accept, Verify and Store Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2316
 Y/602/1627Assemble Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2316
 R/602/1545Carry Out Simple Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2314
 Y/602/1546Carry Out Simple Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2318
 M/602/1617Contribute to the Handover of Production Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments1326
 D/602/1614Contribute to the Maintenance of Product Quality Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments1318
 D/602/1533Contribute to the Provision of Ancillary Systems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2526
 A/602/1619Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments1210
 M/602/1519Finish Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2214
 K/602/1521Inspect Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2420
 D/602/1547Maintain the Condition of Process Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2736
 H/602/1551Pick Polymer Stock and Make Up Orders Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2316
 D/602/1242Prepare Materials for Processing According to Instructions Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2314
 T/602/1408Supply Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments2318

Assessment

All units in this qualification are assessed by portfolio. Evidence for this qualification must come from the learners consistence performance in the workplace and must meet the requirements of the Cogent Assessment Strategy for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Petroleum and Polymer Industries (Appendix A - located at the end of this document). Further guidance for each unit can be found in the assessment guidance relevant to each unit.

If the learner is taking this qualification within the context of the apprenticeship, the knowledge and understanding requirements must be separately assessed, recorded and evidenced. This must be done through the use of written question and answer evidence which is externally verified by IQ.

An Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim knowledge and competence is available to download from the IQ website.

Learner Entry Requirements

Learners undertaking this qualification should be already working within a polymer processing environment as an operator, developing their role and seeking accreditation for their skills and knowledge. They should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per the assessment strategy (the Cogent Assessment Strategy for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Petroleum and Polymer Industries 2003). See Appendix A located at the end of this document.

Centre Requirements

 

 

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