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IQ Level 3 Diploma in Polymer/Polymer Composite Operations (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 600/4755/0
Title IQ Level 3 Diploma in Polymer/Polymer Composite Operations (QCF)
Category National
Sector Manufacturing
Operational Start Date 25/07/2012
Operational End Date 30/06/2016
Total Units 9 Min Credit 39
Min Guided Learning Hours 220 Max Guided Learning Hours
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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This qualification is being expired, Registration end date is 30/06/16 and certification end date is 30/09/16

The IQ Level 3 Diploma in Polymer/Polymer Composite Operations (QCF) is a qualification aimed at those whose role in the polymer processing sector requires the highest levels of competence and who intend to supervise others. 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 and how to rectify processing problems.

Learners who take the machine-based pathway will cover how to configure and set processing systems to meet the requirements of production and optimise operations which are under process control. Conversely, those who take the hand-based pathway will cover how to carry out, evaluate and adjust complex manual operations. Both pathways feature the same range of optional units. These include technical support, complex sampling and testing, routine servicing and the planning of process activities all in the context of polymer processing and related environments. Objectives of the qualification include meeting relevant programmes of learning and supporting a role in the workplace.

Progression

Learners who have already achieved the Level 2 Certificate in Polymer/Polymer Composite Operations (QCF) can use credits gained towards this qualification as there is an overlap of units.

This qualification is the competence component of the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Polymer Processing Operations.

Learners can also progress to the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management (QCF) or the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF).

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 39 credits by taking one of the following 2 pathways:

1)       Polymer Machine Operations Pathway

or

2)       Polymer Hand-based Operations

For the Polymer Machine Operations Pathway, leaners must achieve a minimum of 39 credits: 11 credits from both of the Common Mandatory Units, 13 credits from both of the Polymer Machine Operations Mandatory Units and 15 credits from 3 of the Polymer Machine Operations Optional Units.

 

 

Polymer Machine Operations Pathway

 

Unit

Level

Credit

Guided Learning Hours

 

Common Mandatory Units

1

Meet Safety, Health and Environmental Requirements in the Workplace Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

2

3

18

2

Rectify Process Problems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

8

40

 

Polymer Machine Operations Pathway

 

Polymer Machine Operations - Mandatory Units

3

Configure and Set Processing Systems to Meet Production Requirements Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

6

32

4

Optimise Operations Which are Under Process Control Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

7

42

 

Polymer Machine Operations - Optional Units

5

Provide Technical Support Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

4

8

40

6

Carry Out Complex Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

7

36

7

Carry Out Complex Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

4

24

8

Carry Out Routine Servicing Procedures on Polymer Process Plant and Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

7

36

9

Plan Polymer Process Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

4

30

For the Polymer Hand-based Operations Pathway, learners must achieve a minimum of 39 credits: 11 credits from both of the Common Mandatory Units, 13 credits from both of the Polymer Hand-based Operations Mandatory Units and 15 credits from 3 of the Polymer Hand-based Operations Optional Units.

 

 

Polymer Hand-based Operations Pathway

 

Unit

Level

Credit

Guided Learning Hours

 

Common Mandatory Units

1

Meet Safety, Health and Environmental Requirements in the Workplace Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

2

3

18

2

Rectify Process Problems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

8

40

 

Polymer Hand-based Operations - Mandatory Units

10

Carry Out Complex Manual Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

6

32

11

Evaluate and Adjust Manual Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

7

40

 

Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional Units

5

Provide Technical Support Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

4

8

40

6

Carry Out Complex Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

7

36

7

Carry Out Complex Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

4

24

8

Carry Out Routine Servicing Procedures on Polymer Process Plant and Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

7

36

9

Plan Polymer Process Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

3

4

30

Relationship between units and pathways

 

This table demonstrates the relationship between the units of this qualification and how they overlap between the two pathways. Note that not all of the units are available to both pathways.

 

Unit

Unit QCF ref

Title

Polymer Machine Operations Pathway

Polymer Hand-based Operations Pathway

1

L/602/1611

Meet Safety, Health and Environmental Requirements in the Workplace Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

M

M

2

A/602/1622

Rectify Process Problems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

M

M

3

A/602/1555

Configure and Set Processing Systems to Meet Production Requirements Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

M

 

4

R/602/1559

Optimise Operations Which are Under Process Control Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

M

 

5

J/602/1607

Provide Technical Support Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

6

K/602/1602

Carry Out Complex Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

7

T/602/1604

Carry Out Complex Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

8

H/602/1548

Carry Out Routine Servicing Procedures on Polymer Process Plant and Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

9

J/602/1610

Plan Polymer Process Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

10

H/602/1565

Carry Out Complex Manual Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

M

11

H/602/1601

Evaluate and Adjust Manual Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

M

 

Key: M=Mandatory unit for indicated pathway

O=Optional unit for indicated pathway

Polymer Machine Operations Pathway
Polymer Hand-based Operations Pathway

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. All Assessment Criteria must be met in each relevant unit to achieve this qualification.

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.

This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

Learner Entry Requirements

Learners undertaking this qualification should be already working at an appropriate level within a polymer processing environment, developing their role and seeking accreditation for their skills and knowledge. They should be able to work at level 2 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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