Level 2 Proficiency Qualifications for the Food Industry

These qualifications are ideal for those who currently work within the food manufacturing industry and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Level 2 qualifications are aimed at operative level and there are no entry requirements, however learners will need to be able to demonstrate competence and gather evidence to build their portfolio.

Delivery is flexible and tailored to individual company requirements. Training can be delivered on site or at the Holbeach Campus and during the learners normal working hours/shift where possible. Learners build a portfolio of evidence during their chosen qualification, which is theirs to keep and can be a useful reference guide. Assessors will visit learners to carry out direct observations to underpin knowledge and to assess work as appropriate.

A Level 2 qualification will take approximately 6 months from induction to completion. To gain this qualification, learners will be required to complete individual units each of which has a credit value. The University of Lincoln have a variety of different qualifications to suit different food sectors and these will be discussed with companies prior to the induction process.

Level 2 Qualifications:

  • Food Manufacturing Excellence (Lean Manufacturing)
  • Fresh Produce Industry Skills
  • Brewing Industry Skills
  • Baking Industry Skills
  • Food Industry Skills
  • Meat and Poultry Industry Skills
  • Milling and Cereals Industry Skills
  • Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills
  • Sweet Confectionary Industry Skills
  • Dairy Industry Skills
  • Livestock Markets Skills.

Course costs:

Funding may be available if eligibility criteria are met or if qualifications are used within an apprenticeship framework.