Business and Professional


Course Title: Level 2 Food and Drink Process Operator
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Department: Business and Professional
Course Type: Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship standard is designed to fully prepare apprentices to work within the food and drink manufacturing industry. Apprentices successfully achieving their Food and Drink Process Operator apprenticeship will have proven they possess the skills, knowledge and behaviours required by manufacturers throught the country.


Course Content

Typically working on food and drink production lines within manufacturing businesses, apprentices will be required to know and understand the following:

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)

Mandatory Qualification
Apprentices are required to complete a Level 2 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations qualification prior to taking the end-point assessment for the apprenticeship.

Next Steps

The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard.