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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 24/07/2012
Operational End Date 30/06/2015
Total Units 17 Min Credit 27
Min Guided Learning Hours 130 Max Guided Learning Hours 184
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

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.

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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

For the Polymer Machine Operations Pathway, learners must achieve a minimum of 27 credits: 3 credits from the Common Mandatory Unit, 13 credits from all 3 Polymer Machine Operations Mandatory Units and 11 credits from the Polymer Machine Operations Optional Units.

Common Mandatory Unit

1

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

 

Polymer Machine Operations - Mandatory Units

2

Prepare to Start Up a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

3

Start Up and Maintain a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

4

Shutdown a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

Polymer Machine Operations - Optional Units

5

Inspect Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

6

Finish Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

7

Contribute to the Provision of Ancillary Systems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

8

Pick Polymer Stock and Make Up Orders Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

9

Prepare Materials for Processing According to Instructions Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

10

Maintain the Condition of Process Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

11

Carry Out Simple Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

12

Carry Out Simple Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

13

Accept, Verify and Store Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

14

Supply Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

15

Assemble Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

16

Contribute to the Maintenance of Product Quality Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

17

Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

18

Contribute to the Handover of Production Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 


For the Polymer Hand-based Operations Pathway, learners must achieve a minimum of 27 credits: 3 credits form the Common Mandatory Unit, 10 credits form the 3 Polymer Hand-based Operations Mandatory Units and 14 credits from Polymer Hand-based Operations Optional Units.

Common Mandatory Unit

1

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

 

Polymer Hand-based Operations - Mandatory Units

19

Prepare to Produce Products by Hand-Based Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

20

Produce Products Using Hand-Based Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

6

Finish Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional Units

5

Inspect Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

8

Pick Polymer Stock and Make Up Orders Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

9

Prepare Materials for Processing According to Instructions Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

10

Maintain the Condition of Process Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

11

Carry Out Simple Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

12

Carry Out Simple Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

13

Accept, Verify and Store Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

14

Supply Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

15

Assemble Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

16

Contribute to the Maintenance of Product Quality Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

17

Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

18

Contribute to the Handover of Production Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

7

Contribute to the Provision of Ancillary Systems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

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 some units may be mandatory to one pathway but optional to the other. Not all units are available to both pathways.

Title

Polymer Machine Operations Pathway

Polymer Hand-based Operations Pathway

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

M

M

Prepare to Start Up a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

M

 

Start Up and Maintain a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

M

 

Shutdown a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

M

 

Inspect Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Finish Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

M

Contribute to the Provision of Ancillary Systems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Pick Polymer Stock and Make Up Orders Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Prepare Materials for Processing According to Instructions Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Maintain the Condition of Process Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Carry Out Simple Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Carry Out Simple Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Accept, Verify and Store Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Supply Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Assemble Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Contribute to the Maintenance of Product Quality Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Contribute to the Handover of Production Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

O

O

Prepare to Produce Products by Hand-Based Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

M

Produce Products Using Hand-Based Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments

 

M

Key: M=Mandatory unit for indicated pathway

O=Optional unit for indicated pathway

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
Learning
Hours
1Common Mandatory UnitL/602/1611Meet Safety, Health and Environmental Requirements in the Workplace Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments318
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Mandatory UnitsM/602/1519Finish Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments214
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Mandatory UnitsT/602/1490Prepare to Produce Products by Hand-Based Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments420
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Mandatory UnitsR/602/1514Produce Products Using Hand-Based Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments424
1Common Mandatory UnitL/602/1611Meet Safety, Health and Environmental Requirements in the Workplace Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments318
1Polymer Machine Operations - Mandatory UnitsT/602/1442Prepare to Start Up a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments428
1Polymer Machine Operations - Mandatory UnitsT/602/1487Shutdown a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments420
1Polymer Machine Operations - Mandatory UnitsT/602/1456Start Up and Maintain a Machine-Based Production Process Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments528
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsF/602/1346Accept, Verify and Store Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments316
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsY/602/1627Assemble Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments316
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsR/602/1545Carry Out Simple Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments314
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsY/602/1546Carry Out Simple Testing Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments318
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsM/602/1617Contribute to the Handover of Production Activities Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments326
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsD/602/1614Contribute to the Maintenance of Product Quality Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments318
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsD/602/1533Contribute to the Provision of Ancillary Systems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments526
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsA/602/1619Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments210
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsK/602/1521Inspect Products Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments420
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsD/602/1547Maintain the Condition of Process Equipment Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments736
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsH/602/1551Pick Polymer Stock and Make Up Orders Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments316
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsD/602/1242Prepare Materials for Processing According to Instructions Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments314
1Polymer Hand-based Operations - Optional UnitsT/602/1408Supply Materials Required for Process Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments318
1Polymer Machine Operations - Optional UnitsR/602/1545Carry Out Simple Sampling Operations Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments314
1Polymer Machine Operations - Optional UnitsD/602/1533Contribute to the Provision of Ancillary Systems Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments526
1Polymer Machine Operations - Optional UnitsH/602/1551Pick Polymer Stock and Make Up Orders Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments316
1Polymer Machine Operations - Optional UnitsD/602/1242Prepare Materials for Processing According to Instructions Within Polymer Processing and Related Environments314
Total88488

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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