Home » Courses » Manufacturing Production and Operations (IOSCM)

Manufacturing Production and Operations (IOSCM)

This Level 2 qualification in Manufacturing Planning & Control is delivered by the Institute of Supply Chain Management and is designed for anyone with limited experience in the supply chain sector but who would like to establish a career in the field. The course develops key production planning skills and knowledge required for the student to understand effective manufacturing planning scheduling and control. This course helps operators move into a supervisory management or team leader role within the production industry.

You will gain skills in specific areas of the manufacturing and production processes depending on the units you choose to study.

The flexibility of the unit selection means you can customise your qualification so it is entirely tailored to you. Choose units that will benefit your current role or those that will give you the skills required to take your career to the next level.

The qualifications are available in three different sizes, depending on how many units you choose and therefore, how long you will spend studying.

Award: Consists of one core unit and is the shortest available qualification, support 6 months
Certificate: Complete one core unit and two additional units (from either core or optional units), providing you with solid knowledge, support 18 months
Diploma: More in-depth and comprehensive, you’ll study one core unit and also choose three additional units (from either core or optional units), support 24 momths

– The role & responsibilities of a team leader
– Introduction to manufacturing planning and control

– IT in Manufacturing
– Introduction to business
– Introduction to supply chain
– Introduction to procurement
– Introduction to the movement of goods
– Introduction to logistics
– Introduction to international trade and freight

Apply for this course

13/09/2021 : Distance Learning : Flexible
Course Code : PTB578
Level : Level 2
Duration : 6 Weeks
Distance Learning Enquire

Course details


Assignments are completed and submitted via the IoSCM Learning Platform. Assessments are based around the assessment criteria and learning objectives. Word counts will vary through levels of study.

The following provides examples and explanations of the most common forms of assessment methods:

– Expert witness/witness testimony

– Product evidence

– Professional discussion

– Recognition of prior learning


With the achievement of each level, you will expand your earning potential and evolve your career. The job titles become more prestigious and the salary grows as you continue your professional development.

Apply for this course

Staring Date : 13/09/2021
Course Code : PTB578 Distance Learning Enquire

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

Photo by Guy Harrop. Pic of Petroc college students, Devon

image copyright guy harrop
07866 464282


We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

Tamara Chard

Student Success Stories

Sarah Fidge

Student Success Stories

Emma Hardy

Student Success Stories

Simon Blew

Student Success Stories

Kathleen Perry

Student Success Stories