Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Industry Skills

About the course

This programme is suitable for those employed within the sector, seeking to gain competence and a recognised qualification within the industry

Venue Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at local training and assessment venues as required. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum * of 18 months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year olds. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification: ·

Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

Functional Skills: ·

Level 2 English ·

Level 2 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities ·

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills ·

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Plan, allocate and monitor work of a team

Understand how to monitor and evaluate customer service in food operations

Resolve problems in food operations

Understand how to resolve problems in food manufacture

The principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

Monitor food safety at critical control points in operations

Understand how to carry out quality audits in food operations

Understand how to monitor and control throughput to achieve targets in food operations

Monitor health, safety and environmental systems in food operations

Understand how to monitor health, safety and environmental management systems in food operations

The principles of food safety supervision for manufacturing

Understand how to diagnose problems in food operations

Monitor product quality in food manufacture

Understand how to control product quality in food operations

Understand how to carry out sampling for quality control in food operations

Understand how to develop test samples in food manufacture

Understand how to develop product specifications in food manufacture

Understand how to evaluate and improve production in food manufacture

Control waste minimisation in food operations

Understand how to minimise waste in food operations

Understand how to plan production schedules in food manufacture

Develop working relationships with colleagues

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 3 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Intermediate Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Foundation Degree or Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4) in Food and Drink – Food Manufacturing Excellence pathway or other Higher Education courses.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include; supervision, management, facilities management, food industries sales and service and production control.

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