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Food and drink process operator

Working on food and drink production lines within food manufacturing plants and businesses.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
30 months
Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have achieved a minimum of entry level 3 in English and maths.

What apprentices will learn
  • food and drink processing principles - including food safety and quality standards, product origins, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and supply chains
  • food and drink processing practices - including handling products, handovers to colleagues, using and cleaning equipment, basic fault finding, problem solving and escalating issues
  • continuous improvement - including monitoring quality, interpreting and acting upon performance data and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • team working - including building relationships, listening and communicating effectively with others and giving and receiving feedback
  • health and safety practices and legislation within a food production environment - including food safety, hygiene standards and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP)
Qualifications
  • level 2 qualification for food and drink operators (in development)

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
FDQ Ltd 0113 3970321
Occupational Awards Limited 01235 432 032
Lean Training Solutions Ltd 07432 698032
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.