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This qualification is designed for operatives who are working in a range of food operations roles, typically on automated production/processing lines and including packaging, distribution and sales operations.
It offers learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to prove competence at work. It also suits learners competent at core production/processing activities, looking to expand their existing skills, perhaps to support multi-skilled activities or to develop into a specialist area such as quality assurance or laboratory operations. The flexible choice of units, allows learners to select units that are most relevant to their own employment, learning and progression requirements.
The choice of units also reflects the wide variety of jobs which people do in different types of companies in the industry. This qualification also offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge in some areas of food technology.
There are no formal entry requirements, however candidates should be involved in the Food Manufacturing Industry.
All applicants undertake initial diagnostic tests and a personal interview before being accepted on the course.
Candidates must complete the mandatory unit and some optional units relevant to your responsibilities at work to achieve the NVQ. Below are some examples of mandatory and optional units.
Examples of Mandatory Units
Work effectively with others in food operations
Understand how to work effectively with others in food operations
Maintain product quality in food operations
Understand how to maintain product quality in food operations
Maintain workplace food safety standards in operations
Examples of Optional Units
Principles of sustainability in food operations
Principles of continuous improvement techniques (Kaizen) in food operations
Principles of valves and pumps in food manufacture
Principles of plate heat exchangers in food manufacture
Principles of cans and closing cans in food manufacture
Candidates will be assessed mainly by observation in the workplace, and by the use of supplementary evidence such as written questions and work product.
There are no examinations.
Upon achievement of this qualification, candidates will be able to progress onto the Level 3 in Food Manufacture or other food manufacture qualifications.
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