Level 2 Food and Drink Process Operator End-point Assessment
This apprenticeship is designed to train food process operatives, usually working on production lines, to work safely and efficiently. Apprentices in the food and drink manufacturing industry could be working for a company that specialises in producing one product, or a company that produces a wide range of products.
The Food and Drink Process Operator End-point Assessment (EPA) consists of three elements
A knowledge test, answered through multiple choice questions
A workplace-based practical observation of skills
A professional dialogue and interview, which is undertaken after all other end-point assessment components have been successfully completed
The end-point assessment must be completed within twelve weeks of the EPA gateway.
The standard charge for EPA is 15-20% of the IfATE maximum funding rate, to view FDQ's Fee's Policy for AP02 & AP03
FDPO Assessment Details AP02 & AP03
Available support guides for this standard to help you and your learners.
Information for apprentices
Support documents are there to help prepare apprentices for the End-point Assessment (EPA).
FDQ Employer & Training Provider Guide (ETP)
The ETP guide was created to give all parties guidance, support and a full understanding of the Level 2 Food Ops Apprenticeship Standard EPA requirements.
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What's the difference between AP02 & AP03?
This qualification tests the mandatory knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Food and Drink Process Operators standard including: understanding of continuous improvement processes used in the industry, and when it is appropriate to escalate technical issues to a specialist or more senior member of staff. Understanding of food safety and its importance to the industry and the importance of being effective communicators who are able to work well with others.
This qualification tests the mandatory knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Food & Drink Process Operator standard including: food and drink processing and quality assurance; operating tools, equipment and machinery correctly; monitoring throughput for a line against key performance indicators; common faults and issues in food and drink production. In addition they will be tested on their knowledge of stock control, audits and basic continuous improvement techniques
Find Out More
If you’d like to discuss the end-point assessment or the Level 2 Diploma in Food and Drink Operations, which is mandatory for this apprenticeship, why not call one of our friendly EPA team on 0113 859 1266 or email us at EPA@fdq.org.uk
To find out exactly what’s involved in an FDQ end-point assessment download the End-point Assessment Guide below.