The increased need for efficient and quality production processes in the manufacturing, engineering and technology field means that the demand for production technology competencies is increasing. This qualification contributes to these industries and will allow learners who achieve the qualification to contribute in areas such as production processes, systems and maintenance, quality and occupational health and safety. Learners who have an interest in a career in production technology will typically embark on this qualification.
The mechanical engineering sector broadly refers to manufacturing plants, processing plant and other industrial operations, ensuring that production efficiencies, plant and machine availability and quality of output are consistently maintained. This occupational qualification helps provide engineering support services in the manufacture and maintenance of machinery, plant and engineering systems. The purpose of this qualification is to build the knowledge and skills required by employees in all types of mechanical engineering environments.
Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services: This qualification specifies the key skills, knowledge and values required to access engineering and manufacturing qualifications in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band. It describes the learning outcomes required to participate in workplace-based learning programmes for occupationally focused qualifications in the manufacturing, engineering and assembly sectors.