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Martyn Baker

Telford College

The UK packaging manufacturing industry has reported annual sales of around £11 billion and employs some 85,000 people. This represents 3% of the manufacturing workforce in the UK.  

This suite of packing qualifications is designed for those working in a packing operations environment across a range of industries, including food and drink.

These qualifications help learners to develop their skills and knowledge in the workplace, and include a number of pathways ie. automated and manual packing as well dealing with pilots and clinical trials.

Those undertaking these qualifications will have access to a range of important topics.  Such as working safely in a packing environment, working within a team, dealing with incidents and hazardous conditions. There are also opportunities to learn about starting, controlling and ending certain types of packing operations.

Packing qualifications

Suite overview

These qualifications are designed to develop and confirm occupational competence in the workplace for roles in packing operations.

The qualifications are designed to be applied to packing operations in different contexts regardless of the industry or sector.

 

 

Fees

Level 2 Certificate in Packing Operations - £80.00

FDQ Level 2 Certificate in Packing Operations

Qualification structure
Automated Packing Pathway
Hand Packing Pathway
Pilots and clinical Trials Pathway

Competence based qualifications

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.

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MEAT Ipswich learner is FDQ’s 100th EPA success!

15/5/2019

 

 Owen Smith

 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.

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