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Level 3 Food and Drink Technical Operator End-point Assessment

Technical operators work in food manufacturing, often with supervisory responsibility for food production lines. They have an in-depth knowledge of food production, quality systems and health and safety in the food industry. Their knowledge of Continuous Improvement techniques will be used for improving productivity. A Technical Operator may progress to more senior technical or management roles. 

The Food and Drink Technical Operator End-point Assessment (EPA) consists of three elements:

  • A written knowledge test answered through a combination of multiple choice questions and extended answer questions

  • A workplace based practical observation of skills

  • A presentation and interview, lasting approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes in total

The assessments must be taken in this order and apprentices must pass each component before taking the next. 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 AP05 & AP06 

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FDTPO Assessment Details AP05 & AP06

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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 3 Food and Drink Technical Operator Apprenticeship Standard EPA requirements.

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What's the difference between AP05 & AP06?

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The qualification includes 3 assessment components, each of which must achieve a pass in order to pass the EPA requirement of the Level 3 Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator apprenticeship.

- Knowledge Test (KT)

- Observation (O)

- Presentation and Interview (PI)

Click here for more on the method of assessment.

The qualification includes 3 assessment components, each of which must achieve a pass in order to pass the EPA requirement of the Level 3 Food and Drink Technical Process Operator apprenticeship.

- Multiple Choice Test (MCT)

- Observation with Questions (OQ)

- Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence (IPE)

Click here for more on the method of assessment.

Find Out More

If you’d like to discuss the end-point assessment or the mandatory Level 4 Food Safety and HAACP qualifications that form port of 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.

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