This qualification is aimed at those who undertake work in the processing environment in the chemical, pharmaceutical and nuclear environments, and has been developed from the Processing Industries Operations (PIO) National Occupational Standards (NOS).
It is not expected that all working in these sectors will all carry out the same activities, so the qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility in the choice of units.
The standard covers the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at SCQF level 6, and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments.
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