MA in Food & Drink Operations SCQF Level 5

Mandatory Outcomes
One of the following SVQ qualifications:

  • Food and Drink Operations (Automated Plant Bakery Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Craft Bakery Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Meat and Poultry Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Dairy Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Fresh Produce Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Production and Processing Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Distribution Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Food Sales and Service Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Livestock Market Droving Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Fish and Shellfish Processing Skills)
  • Food and Drink Operations (Food Manufacturing Excellence)

Core Skills
All Core Skills require separate certification at SCQF Level 4 or above.

  • Communication at SCQF Level 4
  • Working With Others at SCQF Level 4
  • Problem Solving at SCQF Level 4
  • Information and Communication Technology at SCQF Level 4
  • Numeracy at SCQF Level 4

Enhancements
The apprentice must achieve two additional outcomes, including one in Food Safety or Food Hygiene. An additional outcome should be a relevant short course at a suitable level, which is a minimum of 10 learning hours. Further details can be found in the full framework section. This may be industry-specific or of broader relevance to the apprentice or business, and must be agreed by the apprentice, employer and training provider at the beginning of the Modern Apprenticeship programme and shown in the Training Plan. The enhancement outcomes must be new learning. The apprentice must complete these outcomes in the duration of the apprenticeship programme. Where a certificate has an expiry date, it must be current at the time of completion of the Modern Apprenticeship.

Optional Outcomes
Optional outcomes provide the opportunity for employers to provide additional learning where appropriate, depending on the job role.
Options can include units from a relevant S/NVQ or Food and Drink IPQ at level 2 or above; relevant short courses; and relevant professional qualifications. Further details can be found in the full framework.

The full framework can be viewed here.

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