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In today's highly regulated food environments, the importance of up to date health and safety and food hygiene knowledge for those working in dairy food manufacture cannot be overstated.

Arko Training have therefore developed a hygiene and safety refresher training programme combining key learning around health and safety and food hygiene at operative level.

Basic knowledge is verified and built upon to ensure comprehensive understanding of hazard awareness and risk reduction, thus improving safety and hygiene compliance levels within the dairy business.

Dairy hygiene & safety

These endorsed programmes have been designed for those working in a dairy food manufacturing environment who are required to undergo knowledge-based refresher training. These programmes are not qualifications.

Individuals successfully completing the programme will find their understanding of compliance areas updated and refreshed to support their businesses operational effectiveness.

Learners will cover areas such as:

  • principles of dairy food hygiene
  • importance of HACCP-based food safety and management systems
  • health and safety principles
  • manual handling procedures
  • environmental requirements

The programme is designed and developed by Arko Training and endorsed by FDQ.

 

 

Fees

Dairy Hygiene Certificate - £11.00

Dairy Safety Certificate - £11.00

Dairy Hygiene and Safety Certificate - £11.00

 

Dairy Hygiene and Safety Certificate

Dairy Hygiene Certificate

Dairy Safety Certificate

Endorsed programmes

An endorsed programme is a programme of learning which is endorsed by FDQ.

Learners and businesses can engage with these programmes with confidence; knowing they are of high quality and that they will deliver the outcomes they promise.

These products are monitored by FDQ.

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From Butchery Apprenticeship to Bakery Apprenticeship

28/10/2019

...Why both are no-brainers for businesses large and small.

I was lucky enough to be part of the dream team that designed the butcher standard – the first food craft apprenticeship to be approved by government. Now I head up the leading end-point assessment organisation for the butchery apprenticeship. As a result I feel pretty confident to pass comment on it.

Quite simply the butchery apprenticeship standard is transforming the butchery profession – for the better. Age-old butchery skills are being revived. That deep knowledge of the meat supply chain is being re-instilled. The industry asked itself the question, ‘What does it mean to be a butcher today?’, and the apprenticeship answered it.

But don’t take my word for it. Ask the 1000+ apprentices who’ve enrolled since 2018, the family businesses whose futures are now secured, or the retail giants, Morrisons and Sainsburys, who know a good thing when they see it and have hundreds of apprentices on programme.

So, what’s this got to do with bakery, I hear you say?

Because the bakery industry is on the brink of doing the same. We know there’s a market opportunity, but it has yet to take off for some SMEs due to funding obstacles. It will take a concerted joint effort by training providers and SME employers to demand that funding is directed to where it’s needed. Butchery overcame similar issues and I’m confident that the baking industry will do too. And here are 10 good reasons why the bakery apprenticeship is worth fighting for:

1.    It attracts 5 times the funding of the previous framework, £9,000 per apprentice

2.    Small bakery businesses only contribute £450 at most, and that cost is waived if you have less than 50 employees and apprentices aged under 19

3.    Largescale bakers have a dedicated ‘automated baker’ pathway within the apprenticeship

4.    It’s not just for youngsters! There are no upper age limits so the bakery apprenticeship can be used to ‘train and certify’ your whole workforce

5.    The employer is King! They negotiate the training contract based on what their business needs

6.    It delivers apprentices with proven skills – the compulsory end-point assessment ensures apprentices only qualify when they’ve mastered the skills employers need

7.    Apprentices are tested by independent industry examiners with years of experience – making success at end-point assessment a real confidence booster for the apprentice

8.    20% off the job need not be a barrier – training providers are now adept at managing this requirement creatively so as not to impact the smooth running of a business

9.    It’s meeting the needs of all types of bakery businesses today, with half the current apprentices being supermarket bakers and half being craft or automated bakers

10  All successful apprentices receive both an apprenticeship certificate PLUS a L2 Bakery Diploma

In short, bakery employers and training providers, it’s time to make it happen!

 

Find out more about the bakery apprenticeship and end-point assessment here or call us on 0113 3970 395 to discuss your business needs

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