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Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

The aim of this programme is to equip new or existing staff with the skills and confidence to operate at a high level within a polymer processing environment.

Apprentices will learn about how the health and safety requirements within the sector; the engineering principles involved in processing polymers; how materials behave whilst being processed; the quality and management systems used; and how to use communication and people skills effectively in their working environment.

The Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard consists of four main elements:

Level 3 Diploma in Polymer Processing

Vocational Skills Development

IOSH Working Safely

English & maths Level 2

The Diploma in Polymer Processing has several pathways to choose from, making it applicable to a range of processing environments:

A - Polymer Extrusion

B - Polymer Injection Moulding

C - Polymer Preform Blow Moulding

D - Polymer Parison Blow Moulding

E - Polymer Processing of Thermoplastics

F - Polymer Thermoforming

We utilise the equipment and materials within the apprentices place of work so that the programme is specific to their manufacturing environment and products. Regular update meetings will take place to ensure that the content continues to be in line with business needs.

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  • Entry Requirements

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  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    36 Months

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    The length of the programme will depend on the experience and enthusiam of the apprentice. The minimum duration is 18 months, generally takes approximately 30 months with a visit approximately once every 4 weeks. The apprentice will also be given pro

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    Level 3 Diploma in Polymer Processing

    IOSH Working Safely

    Level 2 Functional Skills English

    Level 2 Functional Skills maths

    How is my course assessed?

    Diploma Coursework, Observation and Exam

    IOSH Exam

    Functional skills Exam

Starting 06/09/2021



Duration 36 Months

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 36 Months

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Lydia Appleton

Motor Vehicle Level 2 & 3

Lydia completed level 2 and level 3 Motor Vehicle qualifications at the college and is now completing an apprenticeship with A.T. Johnson, a specialised company that supplies parts to the motor industry in the East of England

“I wanted to become a mechanic and college offered different courses for me to be able to achieve my career goals”

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Bradley O'Cruelly

Motor Vehicle Service and Repair - Level 3

Bradley achieved Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair to a very high standard, prior to starting Level 3.

Bradley said “I’ve been given the opportunity to do work experience along with my tutors as their TSO, helping other students and looking after the workshop as it gives me a diverse view on a different, but vital, area of the motor industry.”

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