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Food & Drink Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Bicton College | Duchy College Bicton | Rosewarne | Stoke Climsland LEVEL: 2 Food Technology & Production

A food manufacturing apprenticeship is the ideal way to earn money whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The provision is open to anyone aged 16+ years provided that you meet current eligibility. You must be fully employed in your chosen career path and hold a genuine interest in your area of work, demonstrating enthusiasm and a strong determination to succeed.


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Ideal if:

You are already or would like to be employed in the food and drink industry.

Entry Requirements:

GCSEs in English and maths at grade D or 3. You will need to have an employer willing to hire you as an apprentice, we can help you with this if need be.

What You Will Learn:

The principles of working in food manufacture, safe preparation, food processing, how to monitor and maintain product quality and food hygiene.


A wide range of work-based activities to help you understand the systems essential for good practice, safe preparation and processing in line with the quality standards demanded by industry and today's customers.

The overall food manufacturing apprenticeship provision focuses on enhancing your ability to practice specialist industry skills and o consistently demonstrate appropriate levels of competence.  This is delivered with the ongoing support of our dedicated team members, offering guidance to both the learner and employer.

You will undertake a Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Manufacture, with choices offered in:

  • Distribution skills
  • Operational skills
  • Craft Bakery skills
  • Process Bakery skills
  • Production control skills
  • Brewing Industry skills
  • Fish & Shellfish Industry skills
  • Butchery Industry skills
  • Food Manufacturing Excellence / Lean Manufacturing

Programme content includes:

  • Principles of working in food manufacture
  • Essential areas of production
  • Systems for good practice
  • Monitor and maintain product quality
  • Safe preparation
  • Food processing
  • Control mixing and size reduction
  • Monitor and maintain product quality
  • Food hygiene
  • Maintain workplace food safety
  • Uphold workplace health and safety in food manufacture
  • Diagnose and rectify operating problems
  • Organisation and continuity in the workplace
  • Emergency first aid course
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

You'll also work towards a Level 2 functional skills qualification in English and mathematics.

You’ll love:

Earning money while gaining a nationally recognized qualification.


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Philip Farndon FdSc Food Studies

Former Food Studies student is now a New Product Development Supervisor at Lynher Dairies...
After I finished my A-levels I was tempted to go to university but I wasn’t sure what course I wanted to do. I took a year out to look at my options and applied for the position of packing assistant in 2012 at Lynher Dairies. While I was in that role my interest grew in the industry and Dane Hopkins, the dairy manager, offered me the opportunity to undertake the Dairy Industry Skills Apprenticeship Level 2. This was something that I hadn’t considered, but I really enjoyed it as it enabled me to learn hands-on while working in the dairy and it opened my eyes to food manufacturing. After I finished my apprenticeship I started the Food Studies Foundation Degree at Duchy College, where I learnt about food safety, food science and nutrition, food quality and food processing. I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed my courses at Duchy College and find the teaching to be of a very high standard. Small class sizes create a friendly atmosphere, which only goes to support the learning. I have since moved onto cheesemaking and I’m now the new product development supervisor at Lynher Dairies. No day is typical as it is really varied, but always incorporates cheesemaking and store work. I love the freedom to create new things and work as part of a team at the dairy. This vocational route and with the foundation degree on top has opened up many new doors. In the next five years I aim to be either within the food industry, or studying for another degree or qualification."
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*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.