Advanced Apprenticeship Introduction
The University delivers advanced apprenticeships, delivered in partnership with employers, offering flexible delivery models. There are several routes available including new product development, technical/quality, planning, manufacturing, hygiene, logistics and technical administration. These routes offer the opportunity for individuals to specialise in specific key areas of the industry and allow for progression onto a Higher level apprenticeship.
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing has a proud history of providing flexible learning courses to food sector personnel. Our advanced apprenticeships cover a wide range of food manufacturing subject areas, including food quality and safety management, microbiology, new product development and food processing technologies as appropriate to specific job roles or to accommodate rotating development programmes where different sections of a company may be included. Students receive a high level of support, tutor contact and regular course correspondence. We are very responsive and have student welfare and success at the heart of everything that we do.
The Advanced Apprenticeship is a 12 to 18 month programme. Embedded into the scheme are a range of long and short programmes of study of which the Level 3 Diploma In Food Industry Skills is the key qualification. This can be replaced by industry specific qualifications including Food Manufacturing excellence (continuous Improvements), Meat and Poultry Industry Skills, Fresh produce Industry Skills or Baking Industry Skills. This is supported by attendance on typically three short courses offering vocationally relevant value added qualifications.