The FDPOS is designed to train apprentices, typically working on food production lines, to work safely and efficiently. The average duration of the apprenticeship is between 18-24 months, with the end point assessment (EPA) completed in the final 12 weeks. The apprenticeship is graded at Pass, Fail, Merit or Distinction.
There are 3 components to the apprenticeship: the training programme, mandatory qualifications and end point assessment.
Apprentices will need to complete a training programme designed to cover the key knowledge, skills and behaviour requirements of the Standard. For detail of the Standard programme, see the ‘Purpose and Structure’ document in the box below.
*As part of the development of the Standard the Trailblazer group responsible stipulated that a new qualification should be a compulsory part of the apprenticeship. In response to market demand FDQ have developed our own approved version of this qualification, which comprises 8 units/ 188 GLH and meets all the requirements of the Standard.
Apprentices are also required to attempt Level 2 English and Maths prior to EPA, but success at this level is not compulsory.
EPA services for this apprenticeship are now being developed and will be available in early 2018 – well ahead of time for the first FDPOS apprentices to undertake them.
To find out more about the Level 2 Food and Drink Diploma or EPA, talk to one of our friendly team on 0113 3970 395 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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