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Apprenticeships - England & Northern Ireland

National Food & Drink Training offers tailored work place training solutions for the Food and Drink sector in the UK. We offer work based learning, offering Industry Proficiency Qualifications (IPQ) in Bakery Industry Skills and in Food Manufacturing Excellence at Levels 2 and 3. These courses are provided by industry experienced Training Advisors who understand the day-to-day implications of running a business. They are recommended to increase the skills, motivation and loyalty of your work force.

Throughout the qualification candidates are visited by their NFDT assessor every 4-6 weeks and during these visits candidates will be assessed in their own working environment where their daily work activities will be cross referenced with the various IPQ units.

Level 2

The qualification will take a minimum of one year to complete and you will be visited by your assessor at work every 4-6 weeks. During these visit you will be assessed in your own working environment where your daily work activities will be cross referenced into the IPQ units and have training sessions with your assessor. You will be set homework to complete to update your knowledge and understanding for your next assessor visit.

This qualification contains the following components:

1. IPQ units. Each unit has a credit value and to achieve the award you have to achieve 27 credits. This usually equates to 12 units.

2. ERR (Employment Rights and Responsibility’s). This is a workbook that we provide and assist you in completing. (England Only)

3. Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths. These are paper based or online test that we bring to you at work and provide you with the necessary training to achieve. The English Functional Skills also requires you to take part in 2 group discussions (3 people). These are planned and training is provided by your assessor and assessed at your workplace. These discussions take no longer than 10 minutes each and are broken down into 1 formal discussion and 1 informal discussion about a familiar topic and an unfamiliar topic. If you have GCSE’s at grade C or above for Maths and English and they are less than 5 years old on the start date of your qualification, they can be used and exemptions for the Functional Skills. Key skills certificates in English and Maths may also be used as exemptions but have to fit into the date criteria. (England Only)

4. PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills). These are covered with the work that you will be producing for the other components of your qualification and will require you to just record on set sheets as to how you have covered the criteria. Your assessor will help you complete these sheets. (England Only)

On completion of the above you will receive an Apprenticeship Framework Certificate for a nationally recognised qualification, along with a City & Guilds certificate for the IPQ units and any Functional Skills achieved. 

 

Level 3

The qualification will take a year to complete and you will be visited by your assessor at work every 4-6 weeks. During these visit you will be assessed at work where your daily work activities will be cross referenced into the IPQ units and have training sessions with your assessor. You will be set homework tasks that will stimulate and develop your knowledge and understanding to complete for your next assessor visit. The homework will take you approximately 4 hours to complete.

This qualification contains the following components:

1. IPQ units. Each unit has a credit value and to achieve the award you have to achieve 27 credits. This usually equates to 8-10 units.

2. ERR (Employment Rights and Responsibility’s). This is a workbook that we provide and assist you in completing. (England Only)

3. Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths. These are paper based or online test that we bring to you at work and provide you with the necessary training to achieve. The English Functional Skills also requires you to take part in 1 group discussion (3 people) and one short presentation. These are planned and training is provided by your assessor and assessed at your workplace. The discussions and presentation take no longer than 10 minutes each and are broken down into 1 formal discussion and 1 informal discussion about a familiar topic and an unfamiliar topic. If you have GCSE’s at grade C or above for Maths and English and they are less than 5 years old on the start date of your qualification, they can be used and exemptions for the Functional Skills. Key skills certificates in English and Maths may also be used as exemptions but have to fit into the date criteria. (England Only)

4. PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills). These are covered with the work that you will be producing for the other components of your qualification and will require you to just record on set sheets as to how you have covered the criteria. Your assessor will help you complete these sheets. (England Only)

On completion of the above you will receive an Apprenticeship Framework Certificate for a nationally recognised qualification, along with a City & Guilds certificate for the IPQ units and any Functional Skills achieved.

Ask NFDT

For further information about funding and training available please contact NFDT Training Manager Karen Taylor on M: 07972 039 026 or Email: karen@nfdt.org