Our exciting range of food and drink courses are from some of the most prestigious Colleges, Universities and Training Providers from around the country.
Your learning journey will cover many aspects such as; maintaining food safety, the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment, developing productive working relationships with colleagues in a hospitality environment, and preparing, cooking and finishing a wide range of complex dishes. You will also need to take some responsibility for the planning and supervision of other peoples work.
Your learning journey will cover many aspects such as; maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, working effectively as part of a hospitality team, maintaining, handling and cleaning knives, maintaining food safety in a hospitality environment, and preparing, cooking and finishing a wide range of basic dishes.
Specialist areas in hospitality include food and beverage service, serving alcoholic beverages, barista, food preparation, housekeeping, concierge and guest services, reception, reservations and conference and banqueting.
This qualification is designed primarily for learners in the meat and poultry industry who wish to develop intermediate skills and knowledge required to confirm occupational competence at work.
The qualification provides choice in a wide range of automated or manual processing techniques or distribution, service and retail skills to confirm occupational competence.
This qualification is to develop intermediate occupational skills & knowledge in a wide range of automated or semi-automated food processing techniques, or food service / retail
skills, to confirm occupational competence.
This qualification offers learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to prove competence at work. It will also suit learners who are competent at specialist bakery industry activities and are looking for ways of developing their existing skills and knowledge, perhaps to support product development, advanced craft skills or
managing sales and technical operations.
This qualification covers a wide range of craft & automated baking techniques, as well as good service & retail skills to confirm occupational competence.
Currently, the qualification is available within the Food and Drink Apprenticeship framework. However, learners may wish to achieve this qualification outside of the apprenticeship
framework where this better meets their learning and development needs or training plan and future progression goals.
This qualification is designed primarily for learners in the fish and shellfish industry who wish to develop advanced skills and knowledge required to confirm occupational competence at work. The qualification provides choice in a wide range of control, monitoring and management of processing operations or distribution, service and retail operations to confirm occupational competence.
The Food and Drink industry is an exciting place to be a Maintenance Engineer. World class companies in the industry use some of the most innovative, modern and technically automated equipment available to manufacture a wide range of food and drink products for consumers. Companies employ Mechanical and/or Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers according to the type of products they make.
Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers need to maximise the benefits of technology. Depending on the type of product and plant in the company, engineering activities carried out will include routine maintenance, fault finding and diagnosis. testing and commissioning. They must ensure that maintenance activities contribute to optimising food and drink production levels.
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing is seen as a national exemplar for its innovative apprenticeship provision and commitment to partnering with employers to develop and deliver apprenticeships to meet their needs. The NCFM aims to provide the best experience for apprentices through flexible delivery and innovative teaching and learning. We have worked with employers and the Trailblazer Groups to be able to offer a comprehensive range of new standards including the sector’s first Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships.
Food and drink process operators work in manufacturing, one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the food and drink industry.
You could be employed by a company that specialises in one type of product, for example ready meals, soft drinks or confectionery; or in a company that makes a wide range of different products.
Your apprenticeship will be tailored depending on your place of work and you study principles of manufacturing practice, food safety and HACCP, maintaining product quality and health, safety and environmental standards.