The Level 2 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 12-18 months, with the end point assessment (EPA) conducted on site when the apprentice is deemed competent and ready. 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. To find out more about the Food and Drink Process Operator Apprenticeship see the Standard
*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/ 37 credits 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.
Need a handy end-to-end reference guide to the apprenticeship, diploma and end-point assessment? Download it here
FDQ are an approved end-point assessment organisation for the Food and Drink Process Operator Standard. To see what’s involved in the FDPO end-point assessment download our handy guide here.
Alternatively 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 EPA@fdq.org.uk
Jason Bennellick, of Prima Bakeries, Scorrier, has become the first bakery apprentice in England to successfully complete the L2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship, achieving a Merit grade.
The L2 Baker Standard contains three distinct routes, one of which is Craft Baker. This specialism was designed to revive traditional craft bakery skills, which the apprentice must prove in their bakery end-point assessment.
Supporting Jason in his apprenticeship learning and end-point assessment preparation were Truro and Penwith College. The college introduced the Baker Apprenticeship Standard in 2018, in recognition of the importance of the baking industry to the Cornish economy.
Baking Lecturer and course developer, David Williams, who himself has 40 years’ experience in craft bakery said he was ‘very proud’ of Jason’s achievement. He added,
‘It has been a pleasure to work alongside Prima to develop our Bakery Apprenticeship programme and deliver the skills needed in the workplace’
Prima’s Managing Director, Mark Norton, described the bakery apprenticeship as ‘exemplary’ and that Prima were keen to take on a new apprentice to help build the future of craft baking in Cornwall.Read more