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Apprenticeship Standards Lean Manufacturing Operative

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About the role

This level 2 apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 12-18 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a lean manufacturing operative role.

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A lean manufacturing operative will be expected 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 can be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively. e.g. automotive manufacturing – multi models manufacturing results in the manufacturing of different models of vehicle with different specification variants within a high-volume environment.

They will be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) whilst adhering to specific safe working policies and procedures.

Examples of the job titles from across the manufacturing sector that would be covered within this standard are:

  • Production team member
  • Manufacturing production operative
  • Manufacturing assembly operative
  • Manufacturing inspection / quality assurance operative
  • Manufacturing logistics operative
  • Manufacturing material-handling operative
  • Manufacturing process/finishing operative



We provide a clear learning programme to take apprentices from entry through to the gateway for end-point assessment.

You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.


There is a mandatory qualification for this standard:

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Lean Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills)

Apprentices without English and mathematics at level 1 will need to achieve this and those without level 2 will need to take the tests for level 2 prior to taking the EPA.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for those for whom this is their primary language.

You can use our mapping document, from QCF BTEC Nationals to the Development Technical Knowledge qualifications.

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As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.

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