Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

For those who are looking for an entry level position in the food manufacturing industry, an apprenticeship is a hands-on work-based route. It can be general, so many disciplines are covered or can be specialised for those with an interest in a specific area such as production, technical or product development.

The food industry is diverse and roles range from agronomy and food production through buying, product development, marketing and commercial sales. There are many associated roles such as financial, human resources, laboratory based, nutrition and health or sensory analysis.

Core modules could include:

  • Health and safety
  • COSSH
  • Food safety
  • Shift and product handovers
  • Principles of the food supply chain
  • Principles of food manufacturing practice
  • Quality assurance

Assessment Methods

Assessment takes place in the workplace throughout the course to showcase your development across the range and knowledge. There are three assessment exams at the end of the course made up of a multiple choice test, an observation in the workplace and professional discussion.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course, you could continue your studies and apply for a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Apprenticeship, but you need to
attend an interview and complete an English and maths initial assessment. If you
do not have GCSE maths and English at grade 4 (C) you will work towards a
functional skills qualification during your learning.

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Spotlight

I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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