|Start Dates:||1 Year|
|School:||National Centre for Food Manufacturing|
|4 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably to include English and Maths, or equivalent qualifications.|
A comprehensive work-based training scheme for people wishing to develop their career in the food manufacturing industry, with 'off the job' learning, to develop the supervisors, managers and technologists of the future.
During your training you will will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a broad range of areas including food manufacturing, health and safety and food safety, as well as gain specific work-based knowledge relevant to the particular branch of industry in which you work.
The scheme combines a mix of work based training accompanied by relevant study at the Holbeach Campus on a day release basis. You will have your own tailored training programme detailing which departments you will work in, each with its own specific learning objectives. In the workplace, you will apply what you have learnt, practise new skills and develop your vocational competence. You will meet regularly with your training coordinator to review progress and discuss your development. As well as time spent at College, there is a significant requirement for study in your own time.
The scheme is based on a national framework of qualifications that must be gained to complete the apprenticeship, including a technical certificate, NVQ Level 2, Functional Skills, and optional occupational qualifications.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on application, be in full-time employment and have a good level of spoken English. The programme is demanding and needs a high level of commitment. You will need to find a balance between business demands and access to learning opportunities.
You should have a minimum of two GCSEs at Grade D or above, preferably to include Maths and Science, or equivalent. However, you may be required to undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure you are capable of achieving its outcomes.
National Vocational Qualifications identify levels of work-based competence or the ability of a person to do a job. As they recognise work-based skills, NVQs can only be gained through employment.
There are two parts to an NVQ:
Functional Skills are an essential part of effective working. Being an effective Supervisor or Manager requires much more than just technical knowledge. The ability of a Manager or Supervisor to communicate, solve problems and work with others is of prime importance. The Apprenticeship training programme seeks to develop functional skills. The assessment of functional skills is integrated into the training programme e.g. in a written report, the written English and use of grammar are appraised.
Successful completion will prepare you for a career in a supervisory or an equivalent technical role within the food industry. Careers include production, quality assurance, planning and product development. There will also be an opportunity to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship, which is a stepping stone to higher qualifications and the Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture.
The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages. Occasionally provision may be altered in order to meet changing circumstances or to keep courses up to date with trends and developments in subject areas. Students should note that the University now uses a calendar based on a 3 term rather than a 2 semester academic year. Specific programme queries should be directed to the teaching department.
Fees for all our courses may increase each year in line with government regulations and are subject to change.