Proficiency in Food Industry Skills (1283)

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016
Focusing on the practical skills and knowledge required to work in a variety of food processing operations, the learner will be assessed in the workplace and on successful completion will be able to work confidently  in a variety of food manufacturing locations.
These qualifications are designed for learners who are working in a range of food operations roles, typically in automated production/processing companies.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed, such as:

  • production control and processing
  • food and sales service
  • support operations
  • food operations.

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

You will be assessed by direct observation of natural situations; this will be supported by oral and written questions. Other evidence such as work records, product evidence and authenticated historical evidence can be included.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
Those with one to two years' experience who are competent at core production and/or manufacturing activities and are looking for ways of developing existing skills and knowledge to support production.

Level 3
Those who are involved in implementation and management of processes and operations.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of food industry roles, including:

  • Baker
  • Brewery worker
  • Butcher
  • Confectioner
  • Food processing operative
  • Manufacturing production manager
  • Meat process worker
  • Packaging operative/Manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Retail assistant
  • Technical brewer.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Centres currently offering the City & Guilds NVQ in Food Manufacture (1245) have automatic approval to offer these qualifications.

These qualifications are designed for those working in a food manufacture or supply chain environment.

Level 2

This level is ideal for those with one to two years' experience who are competent at core production and/or manufacturing activities and are looking for ways of developing existing skills and knowledge to support production.

There are three qualifications available at Level 2. To earn the award, certificate or diploma, you must complete both mandatory and optional units, including:

  • production control
  • food sales and service
  • food operations knowledge

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of food industry roles, including:

  • Baker
  • Brewery worker
  • Butcher
  • Confectioner
  • Food processing operative
  • Manufacturing production manager
  • Meat process worker
  • Packaging operative/Manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Retail assistant
  • Technical brewer.

Level 2 Award for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills (1283-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Award for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/0971/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 29 - 86 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills (1283-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/0972/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 27 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 77 - 206 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills (1283-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/0970/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 115 - 324 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level is ideal for those who are involved in implementation and management of processes and operations.

There are three qualifications available at Level 3. To earn the award, certificate or diploma, you must complete both mandatory and optional units to meet your specialist needs, including:

  • start up multi-stage operations in food manufacture
  • plan, allocate and monitor work of a team
  • monitor health, safety and environmental systems in food operations
  • principles of cleaning raw food materials
  • principles of freezing methods in food technology
  • principles of food policy and regulation.
  • For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of food industry roles, including:

  • Baker
  • Brewery worker
  • Butcher
  • Confectioner
  • Food processing operative
  • Manufacturing production manager
  • Meat process worker
  • Packaging operative/Manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Retail assistant
  • Technical brewer.

Level 3 Award for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills (1283-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Award for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/0765/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 33 - 88 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills (1283-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/0766/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 27 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 109 - 222 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills (1283-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 3 Diploma for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

  • Accreditation No: 600/0767/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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