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Apprenticeship Standard 130 - Level 2 Food and Drink Process Operator

Course Name 
Apprenticeship Standard 130 - Level 2 Food and Drink Process OperatorAvailable for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Location Workplace
Level Level 2
Start Date Flexible
Duration 18-24 months
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body OAL
Course Overview Process Operators work in the manufacturing sector of the food and drink industry. They may be employed in a company that specialises one type of product, eg ready meals, soft drinks or confectionary, or in a company that makes a wide range of different products. Process Operators typically work on production lines within food manufacturing plants. The industry uses excellent manufacturing processes and highly automated equipment and technology to ensure it remains competitive, and produces food and drink products to strict food safety and quality standards.
What you will Study Learners must achieve KSB (Knowledge, Skills Behaviours) to enter Gateway for EPA (End Point Assessment). The KSB set out what the learners need to know and need to do in order to perform effectively in their role at work.
How you will Learn

You may be required to attend some sessions to cover knowledge requirements.

You will have regular meetings with your assessor approx. every 6 – 8 weeks and gain technical experience on the job.

How you will be Assessed

You will produce/develop evidence building an electronic portfolio covering a range of methods (observations, work products, witness testimonies, projects, assignments and case studies). Your assessor will agree and arrange to observe you on site, working with you and your manager determining your level of knowledge, skills and behaviours.

On completion of this programme, Process Operators will be able to carry out production operations using a range of equipment and will be able to carry out basic fault finding on the equipment they work with. They will be able to handle food products safely and hygienically. They will be able to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to maintain quality and to ensure products meet customer requirements.

Entry Requirements Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level, and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment for this apprenticeship.
Attendance Expectations There may be a requirement to attend some sessions notification will be given in advance of these. You will be expected to meet with your assessor every 6 – 8 weeks.
Fee Information

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

For cost to students aged 19 and over please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469 for details.

Further Study

On achievement of this qualification progression to a higher level of learning and achievement can be considered.

The qualifications that should be considered include:

• OAL Level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations
• Team Leading or Supervisory Management qualifications
• Food Science and Technology qualifications
• Food Safety and HACCP qualifications
• Health and Safety qualifications
• Quality Assurance or Auditing qualifications
• Specialist sector specific qualifications e.g. artisan or advanced craft operations

How to Apply

Please complete an apprenticeship application form or email your CV and Date of Birth to

If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111

For Further Details

For further information on the course costs for this apprenticeship, please contact the Business Development Team on 01924 789761 or

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Course Groups (W) Apprenticeship
Subject Area (W) Hospitality & Catering
Client Group (W) 16-18
Client Group (W) 19+
Client Group (W) Apprenticeships
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Information last amended: 10 June 2022 13:42

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