Level 4 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Manufacturing Excellence

Course content

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop higher level occupational skills and knowledge in directing/managing the change processes and techniques that drive improvement and sustainability in food supply chain businesses. The qualification confirms occupational competence in specific job roles including:

  • Lean/improvement manager
  • Food preparation manager/consultant
  • Food processing and manufacture manager
  • Food sales and service manager
  • Quality and improvement manager

The qualification covers mandatory skills from a wide range of areas like: identifying improvement priorities, leading improvement, developing excellence strategies, leading organisational change, managing risks. Learners can work in any management context in the food business to achieve the qualification including: processing/production,
distribution, service and retail.

Method of Assessment

Open distance learning and work based assessment. Your College Assessor will visit the workplace which must comply with working in a safe environment. Assessments will take place to assess competence and underpinning knowledge.
On line support is available through a virtual learning environment. Learning takes the form of a mixture of observations in the workplace, written and oral questioning.
Accreditation of prior learning is also considered, but this can be time bound.

Career Opportunities

The qualification is available within the Food and Drink Apprenticeship framework. Learners are also able to achieve this qualification outside of the apprenticeship framework. It can be used as a stepping stone to larger qualifications of this type. Please speak to your College Assessor to discuss options.

Entry Requirements

Suitable learners of all ages are invited to join anytime of the year. It is essential you are currently employed in this area of learning and fully supported by your employer. All applicants will undertake a thorough training needs analysis to ensure that the correct course and levels are chosen.

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Level 4 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Manufacturing Excellence

Duration: 12 - 18 months

Study options: Work-Based Learning


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