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

Course Overview

Begin your apprenticeship journey at BTC by applying for an apprenticeship on our website or through our prospectus form. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option. Then, have a look at relevant vacancies by visiting our vacancy page. If you haven’t found a suitable vacancy, you will automatically be placed into our Talent Pool. As a member of our Talent Pool, you will be the first to hear about new vacancies and we offer support with CVs, interview techniques, employability skills and much more!

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

Click here to view the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Standard for this course.

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 you are required
to complete an initial English and Maths assessment (Century)
to a minimum of Entry Level 3 standard. 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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