I intend to use this qualification to up-skill my manufacturing teams to become excellent people managers.
Responding to long term demand from a food industry struggling with skills gaps at lower management levels, we have designed these food management qualifications in consultation with food businesses. The food management and team leading courses which these qualifications link to will help meet the skills challenges and assist in building a strong and sustainable workforce.
Unlike the well-known generic management institute qualifications, this qualification has a unique focus on food management issues. It will also equip managers undertaking the food management training with the tools they need to drive food production improvement in people and process management. These qualifications have been designed to be suitable for your business regardless of where in the food supply chain you operate.
These qualifications are designed for those who are working in a food supply chain environment. They offer the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to prove competence at work in supervisory management and team leading roles.
The qualifications within this suite provide food manufacturers and supply chain businesses with a unique blend of business management competencies, with technical food management competencies set in a food business context.
Those undertaking the food management training courses will cover a range of areas within food supply chain contexts, such as manufacture, logistics, retail. These include food management and improvement of team performance, management and improvement of technical controls, quality assurance and deployment of business systems.
These qualifications are available stand alone, or within the food and drink apprenticeship frameworks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Team Leading - £80.00
Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Food Management - £109.50
Level 3 Diploma for Proficiency in Food Management - £109.50
These are particularly popular with employers as training and assessment can be carried out largely within the workplace. This means qualifications can be undertaken during the working day and require minimal time off the job.
The qualifications and associated training can be tailored to be relevant to an individual’s daily work and business procedures, to ensure maximum benefit is derived by both the learner and their business.
Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.
Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,
"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "
Originally studying for ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.
Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.Read more