This apprenticeship is ideal if you would like to work in the food and drink industry and earn while you learn. The majority of learning on the course will take place at your place of work and will include the practical skills developed there and will be supported by the specialist knowledge delivered by your workplace mentor and our team of tutors.
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You are already or would like to be employed in the food and drink industry.
Five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English and maths. You will also need an employer willing to hire you as an apprentice, we can help you find one if need be.
Assessment skills, competence in all aspects of the food industry, food processing, how to increase your productivity, how to develop skills in a specialist area such as quality assurance or laboratory operations and competence and credibility in first line management.
A flexible choice of units allowing you to select the most relevant for your own employment and progression. You'll also work towards a Level 2 functional skills qualification in English and mathematics.
Earning money while gaining a nationally recognized qualification.
Improve your promotion prospects or progress to university study such as FdSc Food Studies.
Philip Farndon FdSc Food StudiesFormer Food Studies student is now a New Product Development Supervisor at Lynher Dairies...
After I finished my A-levels I was tempted to go to university but I wasn’t sure what course I wanted to do. I took a year out to look at my options and applied for the position of packing assistant in 2012 at Lynher Dairies. While I was in that role my interest grew in the industry and Dane Hopkins, the dairy manager, offered me the opportunity to undertake the Dairy Industry Skills Apprenticeship Level 2. This was something that I hadn’t considered, but I really enjoyed it as it enabled me to learn hands-on while working in the dairy and it opened my eyes to food manufacturing. After I finished my apprenticeship I started the Food Studies Foundation Degree at Duchy College, where I learnt about food safety, food science and nutrition, food quality and food processing. I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed my courses at Duchy College and find the teaching to be of a very high standard. Small class sizes create a friendly atmosphere, which only goes to support the learning. I have since moved onto cheesemaking and I’m now the new product development supervisor at Lynher Dairies. No day is typical as it is really varied, but always incorporates cheesemaking and store work. I love the freedom to create new things and work as part of a team at the dairy. This vocational route and with the foundation degree on top has opened up many new doors. In the next five years I aim to be either within the food industry, or studying for another degree or qualification."
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