Polymer Operations





These occupational competence qualifications will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to work

within the Polymer and Polymer Composites Industry; work could involve making simple or complex polymer components.


Qualification Content


The Level 2 contains one Mandatory Unit which covers Health and Safety and then learners may choose from Optional Units covering starting up, maintaining and shutting down a machine-based production process, inspecting and finishing products, carrying out testing and sampling and other tasks undertaken within the Polymer Industry.


The Level 3 covers health, safety and environmental requirements, diagnosing and dealing with process problems, configuring process systems and optimising process operations. Learners may then choose from Optional Units covering carrying out routine servicing, complex sampling operations, providing technical support and planning polymer process activities.


Who Can Take these Qualifications?


The Level 2 qualification is intended for learners who are new entrants to the Polymer sector and wish to develop their knowledge and skills to enable safe progression into the workplace/employment.


The Level 2 and 3 qualifications will benefit learners who are already in employment within a Polymer environment but require additional knowledge and skills as part of an existing job role or to enable career progression.


There are no prerequisites to achieve these qualifications but they must be achieved in the workplace.


Available Qualifications


  • PAA\VQ-SET Level 2 Certificate in Polymer Operations - 603/2760/1

  • PAA\VQ-SET Level 3 Certificate in Polymer Operations - 603/2792/3


Potential Job Roles


Learners may be employed, or seeking employment, within job roles, such as:


  • Maintenance Engineer

  • Polymer / Composite Operator

  • Production Operator / Technician

  • Tool Setter


Apprenticeship Frameworks


These qualifications sit in the following Apprenticeship Framework:


  • Polymer Processing Operations, Levels 2 and 3 - Wales

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