EFIA AND SKILLCERT PARTNER TO LAUNCH PMO APPRENTICESHIP
(Posted on 27/06/18)
The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) has partnered with specialist apprenticeship and training provider, SkillCert, to offer Performing Manufacturing Operations (PMO) apprenticeship, Level 2, to the industry.
The nationally recognised apprenticeship is designed to assess and provide evidence of an employee’s ability to perform particular roles in manufacturing industries.
PMO Level 2 incorporates training modules from the EFIA academy to create a comprehensive course covering aspects of a variety of operational performances. The course can be tailored due to the diversity of modules available, relating to processing, production, assembly and reworking of materials and products within the manufacturing, logistics and supply chain sectors.
Successful graduates of the apprenticeship achieve a number of qualifications including EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in PMO including a Competence component, EAL Level 2 Award in Industrial Environmental Awareness and a Business Improvement Technique Certificate.
Debbie Waldron-Hoines, EFIA Consultant CEO, said: “EFIA firmly believes in the importance of offering relevant, nationally recognised training to the industry.
“We are therefore thrilled to have partnered with SkillCert to ensure the PMO Apprenticeship is appropriately tailored to provide all the relevant information to give those who undertake the course the best possible knowledge base to further their careers in the industry.”
The qualification will benefit employers by demonstration the quality of a workforce to both existing and potential customers as well as helping to maintain employee morale and motivation. Companies can draw down on a levy fund, introduced in April 2017, to fund the apprenticeship.
The recommended delivery framework for the course is thirteen months, including a combination of classroom delivery, on the job assessment and project activities.