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Improve Proficiency in Food and Drink (IPQ) Apprenticeship at Poultec Training

Course description

Food & Drink Manufacturing

The Food Manufacturing NVQ’s have been replaced with Improve Proficiency Qualification’s (IPQ) and the apprenticeship framework has been updated and is now called Improve Proficiency Apprenticeship in Food and Drink.

As one of the first National Skills Academies for Food and Drink, Poultec Training has been recognised as a market leading provider with specialist expertise in the sector. Poultec employs a large team of industry competent assessors and trainers who deliver to the industry on a national basis.

Poultec’s IPQ and Apprenticeship delivery all takes place in the workplace and is planned with the employer to ensure all staff receive the required training, including staff on the night shift. Poultec have developed customised training pathways which relate directly to the employer’s varied work procedures and tasks making the training 100% relevant to all learners.

Poultec offers a wide range of industry relevant short courses, which include various Food Safety, Health and Safety and Leadership courses at different levels to cater for the entire workforce.

Which Level?

Level 2: You are working in or would like to work in the food manufacture industry and want to gain the knowledge you need as a food processor, baker, butcher or dairy worker as well as developing practical skills.

Level 3: You have completed a Level 2 qualification or have plenty of experience of working in the food manufacture industry. You want to develop your knowledge and skills further and are within a supervisory, team leader or specialist role (eg. QA, Technical or Cleaning).


Course content

Improve Proficiency Apprenticeship in Food & Drink

This qualification is ideal for those who currently work within the food manufacturing industry and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification. This qualification is based on the Apprenticeship framework set by Improve, the sector skills council for food and drink manufacturing, and is made up of:

  • Food & Drink Qualifications Improve Proficiency Qualification (IPQ),
  • Functional Skills level 1 in Maths and English

The apprenticeship is aimed at operative level and there are no entry requirements.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate competence and gather evidence to build their  e-portfolios.

Delivery is flexible and tailored to individual company requirements. All training is delivered on site and during the candidates normal working hours/shift. Candidates build an e-portfolio of evidence during this award, which is theirs to keep, and can be a useful reference guide. Once a month assessors will visit candidates and carry out direct observations on the shop floor. Candidates also have a visit from a key skills tutor each month and receive classroom based Functional Skills training. This qualification will take approximately 12 months from induction to completion of the award. All visits are planned in advance with the employer to ensure that disruption to the workplace is minimised.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poultec Training directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2015
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