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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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June Update

26/6/2020

Message from CEO

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Cornish Baker first in England to achieve Level 2 Craft Baker Apprenticeship

19/6/2020

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.

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