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Food Manufacturing Apprenticeship Level 2 and 3 at Preston's College

Course description

The catering industry is an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced and competitive industry driven by innovation and new technology. As the largest manufacturing sector in the UK (based on number of employees and financial turnover), it includes some of the country’s best known businesses and brands, and offers a wide variety of well paid, relatively secure jobs.

Course content

Pathways available:
– Levels 2,3,4 Meat Industry, Craft Bakery, Food Industry Skills and Manufacturing Excellence.

These courses are designed for those working in the food manufacturing industry. They cover a broad range of skills from handling raw goods through to sales and service.

Units include:
– Manufacturing and improving product quality
– Continuous improvement in food operations
– Principles of sustainability in food operations
– Principles of HACCP in manufacture
Technology in food manufacture

The Apprenticeship framework for Food Manufacturing allows you to follow the most relevant pathway for your role – whether specialist (e.g Craft Baker), sector specific or generalist – providing you with an opportunity to learn new skills in an industry with wide-ranging careers and good progression prospects.

Entry requirements

All Apprenticeships require an initial assessment, interview and employment in the industry. At Level 2, you’ll also need four GCSEs at grade D or above including English and maths.


Ongoing formal and informal assessments will be completed throughout the course. These assessments will prove industry knowledge and show how you would go about applying this knowledge in a creative and effective way to everyday situations. There will also be examinations, on-line tests and portfolio completion.

Future opportunities

After completing Level 2 you can progress onto Level 3.

After Level 3 many career options become available to the Apprentice on successful completion of the framework. Examples include:
– Into new employment for example, as a butcher or meat and poultry operative
– Development into a different role at the same level or higher
– Direct career progression onto a higher level Apprenticeship in Food and Drink on any suitable pathway
– In-house development

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Preston's College directly.

Last updated date: 25 May 2016
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