Level 2

SAQA Qualification ID: 79686


 Why study Manufacturing NQF level 2

The National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes is for any individual who is, or wishes to be, involved in a metal and engineering manufacturing processes environment. This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in operating and monitoring manufacturing machinery and assembling components and working in the metal and engineering industry using such processes.


A Qualifying Learner will be able to:

  • Operate and monitor machinery in the metal and engineering related environment range.
  • Assemble components/products in a manufacturing or production and assembly environments
  • Explain the use of engineering drawings and marking-off procedures for regular engineering shapes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment standards in the workplace.
  • Organise and manage oneself and one’s activities
  • Monitor, evaluate and remedy workplace safety, health, and environmental practices.
  • Interpret information contained in engineering drawings.
  • Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate Supply Chain information.
  • Explain emergency preparedness and response procedures.

Who should study Manufacturing level 2?

This course is intended for employed and newly employed individuals entering a Manufacturing industry and aiming at upskilling themselves and unemployed individuals who want to develop their skills and become more employable. This qualification forms the basis for further learning in the field of metal and engineering manufacturing processes at NQF level 3 and 4.


Manufacturing level 2 potential careers

Manufacturing Assistant                                                               Production Control Clerk              

Assembly Team Leader                                                                 Production Line Operations

Entry Level Safety Technician


This qualification is run over 12 months.

Related Courses
Manufacturing level 1
Manufacturing Level 1
Manufacturing Level 3