Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food Industry Skills

About the course

This programme is suitable for 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 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

(Minimum of 27 credits are required)

Functional Skills: ·

Level 1 English ·

Level 1 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

Understand how to maintain workplace food safety standards in operations

Understand how to maintain workplace health and safety in food operations

Understand how to contribute to the effectiveness of food retail operations

Understand how to plan and organise own work activities in food manufacture

Understand how to contribute to the development of production specifications in food manufacture

Understand how to contribute to problem diagnosis in food operations

Control weighing in food manufacture

Control mixing in food manufacture

Understand how to control processes in food manufacture

Understand how to control stock levels in food operations

Functional Skills

Level 1 English

Level 1 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 1 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 2 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 Advanced Apprenticeship in Food and Drink – Food Industry Skills pathway or other Further Education courses.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could includes; sales/service support assistant, facilities support, production control operative, quality assurance operative, food and drink processing control operative and logistics controller.

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