Occupational profile - food and drink

Information on apprenticeships in the food and drink processing industry, including what’s involved, skills and knowledge needed and progression routes for apprentices.

Meat and Poultry

This pathway is designed for those who are working in a meat and poultry business.

It offers the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in a broad range of meat and poultry operative or technical roles. For example, you can qualify in areas as diverse as:

  • the monitoring of livestock
  • slaughter
  • meat processing/ butchery
  • butchery sales and service

The pathway provides meat and poultry businesses with an opportunity to develop good food manufacture practices and understanding. It allows skills and knowledge to be developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/ products that apply.

The broad menu of skills and knowledge can be chosen to reflect the roles, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include:

  • compliance functions like food safety and health and safety
  • operative functions including process control
  • problem resolution
  • specific technical or scientific functions

Baking

This pathway is designed for those who are working in a craft, instore or plant bakery business.

It offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in bakery operative or technical roles.  For example, learners can qualify in areas as diverse as:

  • storage
  • bakery processing
  • bakery sales and service
  • packaging and distribution

The pathway provides bakery businesses with an opportunity to develop good bakery practices and understanding. It allows skills and knowledge to be developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply.

The broad menu of skills and knowledge can be chosen to reflect the roles, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include:

  • compliance functions like food safety and health and safety
  • operative functions including dough and confectionery processing
  • problem resolution
  • specific functions like packaging and labelling

Food industry skills

This pathway is designed for those who are working in a food manufacture or supply chain business.

It offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in food and drink operative or technical roles.

The pathway provides food businesses with an opportunity to develop good food manufacturing practices and understanding. It allows skills and knowledge to be developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply.

It is for any type of food and drink manufacturing or supply chain business, but is most suitable for automated and semi-automated processing operations.

The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the roles, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include:

  • compliance functions like food safety and health and safety
  • operative functions including process control
  • problem resolution
  • specific functions like packaging and labelling

Food manufacturing excellence

Food manufacturing excellence (FME) is a sustainable and business-driven approach to continuous improvement. To remain competitive - or even better to thrive - in a challenging and fast-paced environment, food businesses need to be genuinely lean and agile.

FME provides a continuous improvement solution for food businesses, empowering them to:

  • drive productivity
  • reduce waste
  • improve efficiency
  • achieve sustainable growth

Fish and shellfish

This pathway is designed for those who are working in a fish and shellfish business.

It offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in fish and shellfish operative or technical roles. Learners can qualify in areas as diverse as:

  • storage and handling
  • fish and shellfish processing
  • sales and service
  • fish frying
  • packing and distribution

The pathway provides businesses with an opportunity to develop good practices and understanding. They allow skills and knowledge to be developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply.

The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the roles, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include:

  • compliance functions like food safety and health and safety
  • operative functions including fish and shellfish processing, sales,
  • problem resolution
  • specific functions like packaging and labelling

Brewing

This pathway is designed for those who are working in the brewing industry in manufacture, packaging, distribution or sales.

It offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in brewing operative or technical roles. It also suits those competent at core brewing industry activities who are looking to develop their existing skills and knowledge, perhaps to support multi-skilled activities or increase productivity at work.

Learners can qualify in areas as diverse as:

  • storage
  • handling
  • brewing sales and service
  • packaging and distribution

The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the roles, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include:

  • compliance functions like food safety and health and safety
  • production functions or those carrying out brewing support operations such as packaging, testing and quality assurance

This suite also offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge in a range of brewing technology areas.

Dairy

This pathway is designed for those who are working in the dairy industry in a range of dairy roles in both automated and craft production companies.

It offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in dairy operative or technical roles. It also suits those competent at core dairy industry activities who are looking to develop their existing skills and knowledge, perhaps to support multi-skilled activities or increase productivity at work.

Learners can qualify in areas as diverse as:

  • storage
  • handling
  • liquid milk processing
  • solids and cheese processing
  • dairy sales and service
  • packing and distribution

The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the roles, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include:

  • compliance functions like food safety and health and safety
  • production functions or those carrying out dairy support operations such as testing and quality assurance

This suite also offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge in a range of dairy technology areas.

Fresh produce

This pathway offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work. These can cover a broad range of roles from operatives on automated lines, in packaging and distribution as well as sales through to technicians.

Learners can qualify in areas as diverse as:

  • storage and handling
  • fresh produce processing
  • sales and service
  • packaging and distribution

The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the roles, responsibilities and development needs of learners. Learners can build skills in areas such as:

  • purchasing
  • ripening
  • storage
  • diagnosing problems
  • quality control
  • energy efficiency
  • transportation

They will also have access to technical knowledge and understanding.

Food team leading

This pathway is designed for those who are working in a food supply chain environment.

It offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to prove competence at work in supervisory management and team leading roles.

The pathway provides food manufacturers and supply chain businesses with a unique blend of business management competencies with technical food management competencies set in a food business context.

Those taking this pathway will cover a range of areas within food supply chain contexts, such as manufacture, logistics, retail. These include:

  • food management and improvement of team performance
  • management and improvement of technical controls
  • quality assurance
  • deployment of business systems

Transversal skills

As an apprentice you'll gain the following transversal skills:

Self-management

Accept responsibility.

Typical performance evidence will show you can at basic level:

  • identify own strengths and weaknesses
  • ask for help if needed
  • take responsibility for actions
  • manage one’s own feelings
  • prioritise work and time
  • take responsibility for own safety

Working with others

Work collaboratively with both internal and with external customers and an awareness of interdependence.

Typical performance evidence will show you can at basic level:

  • get along with others
  • put aside differences
  • try to work effectively in a team
  • see others’ points of view

Citizenship/ taking part in society

Understand and be considerate of the differing needs of different individuals and groups.

Typical performance evidence will show you can at basic level:

  • value ideas from others
  • respect individuals' differences in terms of disability, ethnicity, background, gender, sexuality and religion

Work professionalism

Behave appropriately and with a professional attitude.

Typical performance evidence will show you can at basic level:

  • turn up on time
  • follow instructions from seniors
  • dress appropriately
  • understand the nature of the business and the codes of conduct

Problem solving and decision making

Weigh up the pros and cons of new situations  and identify key issues.

Typical performance evidence will show you can at basic level:

  • adopt a problem solving attitude

Numeracy

Use data and arithmetic to support evidence or demonstrate a point.

Typical performance evidence will show you can at basic level:

  • reason and apply simple numerical concepts such as percentages, decimals and fractions

Digital literacy

Find, evaluate, use, share and create content using information technologies and the Internet.

Typical performance evidence will show you can at basic level:

  • use specialist programmes related to specific discipline

Communication and literacy

Use verbal, non-verbal and written communication and an awareness of the interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.

Typical performance evidence will show you can at basic level:

  • ask and respond to questions
  • listen to others
  • communicate considering people involved in terms of gender, background, age and position

Progression

After you complete this framework, you have a number of progression options including:

  • into employment, for example, as a butcher, baker, fishmonger or food and drink process operator
  • direct career progression into the relevant pathway within the level 3 apprenticeship in food and drink or other pathway suitable to the apprentice's role and career plans
  • development into a different role at the same level or higher

Review

It is anticipated that the framework will be subject to further, in-depth, reviews within the next three years.

National occupational standards (NOS)

Every framework must be underpinned by national occupational standards (NOS) which will indicate the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding.

Behaviours may be detailed within or alongside the NOS.

Pathways can be displayed by splitting NOS into core and optional depending on the occupational profile.

Core NOS for all pathways

Unique registration number (URN) Title of the occupational standards

CFAM&LDD1

Develop and sustain productive working relationships with colleagues

IMPQI101

Maintain product quality in food operations

IMPFS103

Maintain workplace food safety standards in food and drink operations

IMPHS101

Work safely in food manufacture

IMPQI205

Contribute to continuous improvement in food operations

IMPSO103

Clean in place (CIP) plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPPO111

Carry out task hand-over procedures in food and drink operations

Meat and poultry NOS

Livestock handling and welfare group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of the occupational standards

IMPSD509

Receive livestock in food operations

IMPSD511

Receive poultry in food operations

IMPSD515

Contribute to bio-security in livestock holding in food operations

IMPSD517

Maintain reception and holding areas for livestock in food operations

IMPSD519

Care for livestock pre-slaughter in food operations

IMPSD521

Care for poultry pre-slaughter in food operations

IMPSD525

Prepare and monitor feed and water supplies to livestock in food operations

Primary processing group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of the occupational standards

IMPMP103

Carry out manual stunning of meat or poultry species

IMPMP108

Control an automated stunning system

IMPMP110

Carry out manual bleeding operations

IMPMP112

Control an automated bleeding system

IMPMP114

Carry out religious slaughter

IMPMP117

Carry out slaughtering for Kosher meat

IMPMP118

Carry out bleeding operations for Halal meat

IMPMP120

Control a carcass shackling system

IMPMP122

Skin meat species

IMPMP124

Control an automated de-hairing or de-feathering system

IMPMP126

Carry out rodding and clipping of meat carcasses

IMPMP128

Split meat carcasses

IMPMP130

Remove category 1 specified risk material in meat processing

IMPMP132

Control automated meat or poultry processing operations

IMPMP134

Eviscerate meat or poultry

IMPMP135

Carry out evisceration of animals or birds for kosher meat or poultry

IMPMP137

Control a carcass electrical stimulation system

Secondary processing and butchery units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of the occupational standard

IMPMP139

Sort meat or poultry processing by-products

IMPMP141

Process meat or poultry offal or processing by-products

IMPMP143

Carry out primal cutting of meat or poultry

IMPMP145

Carry out boning of meat or poultry

IMPMP147

Carry out seaming or filleting of meat or poultry

IMPMP149

Carry out trimming of meat or poultry

IMPMP151

Carry out butchery of red meat primal joints

IMPMP154

Carry out poultry butchery

IMPMP156

Carry out wild game butchery

IMPMP158

Produce portion controlled raw meat or poultry products

IMPMP160

Enhance flavour in meat or poultry products

IMPMP162

Cure meat products

IMPMP164

Control massaging or tumbling of boneless meat and poultry

IMPMP166

Produce sausages by hand

IMPMP167

Manufacture meat products in a retail environment

IMPMP168

Produce batch meat or poultry products by hand

IMPMP170

Cook batched meat or poultry

IMPMP172

Produce added value meat or poultry products

IMPPO232

Prepare sauces/marinades by hand in food operations

IMPPO223

Prepare ingredients and store fillings and toppings in food operations

Butchery sales and service units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of the occupational standard

IMPSO405

Sell food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPMP174

Display meat or poultry for sale

IMPSO705

Serve on a specialist food retail counter

IMPPO228

Bake-off food products for sale in food operations

IMPSO511

Assemble  and process products for food service

IMPSO501

Prepare and clear areas for counter/take-away service

IMPSO503

Provide a counter/take-away service

IMPSO505

Prepare and clear areas for table/tray service

IMPSO507

Provide a table/tray service

IMPSD309

Produce product packs in food and drink operations

IMPSD310

Produce individual packs by hand in food and drink operations

IMPSD301

Process orders for goods in food and drink operations

IMPSD327

Prepare goods and materials for despatch

Support operation units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of the occupational standard

IMPFS139

Monitor food hygiene standards using rapid test methods in food and drink operations

IMPPO206

Control weighing in food and drink operations

IMPPO210

Control temperature reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO217

Control wrapping and labelling in food and drink operations

IMPPO221

Control slicing and bagging in food and drink operations

IMPPO230

Control product defrosting in food operations

IMPPO226

Slice and bag individual products in food operations

IMPSO107

Control washing and drying machinery in food and drink operations

IMPPO125

Contribute to problem diagnosis in food and drink operations

IMPPO127

Contribute to problem resolution in food and drink operations

IMPPO113

Carry out product changeovers in food and drink operations

IMPSD316

Palletise and wrap products in food and drink operations

IMPSD312

Pack orders for despatch in food and drink operations

IMPSD108

Store and organise goods and materials in food and drink operations

IMPHS104

Lift and handle materials safely in food manufacture

IMPSD201

Supply materials for production in food and drink operations

IMPSO101

Carry out hygiene cleaning in food and drink operations

IMPSO112

Sharpen and maintain cutting tools for use in food and drink operations

IMPEM107

Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPQI113

Carry out sampling in food and drink operations

IMPQI201

Organise and improve work activities in food operations 

IMPQI210

Contribute to the application of improvement techniques in food operations

IMPHS201

Contribute to environmental safety in food manufacture

IMPSF119

Contribute to sustainable practice in a food environment

Baking NOS

Baking skills group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPCB101

Select, weigh and measure ingredients in bakery operations

IMPCB103

Prepare and mix dough in bakery operations

IMPCB105

Divide, mould and shape fermented dough in bakery operations

IMPCB106

Produce laminated pastry in bakery operations

IMPCB107

Pin, block and shape dough in bakery operations

IMPCB108

Fill and close pastry products in bakery operations

IMPCB110

Tin and tray up dough products in bakery operations

IMPCB111

Retard and prove dough products in bakery operations

IMPCB114

Oven bake dough products in bakery operations

IMPCB117

Fry dough products in bakery operations

IMPCB119

Batch finish dough products in bakery operations

IMPCB201

Prepare and mix flour confectionery in bakery operations

IMPCB203

Hand deposit, pipe and sheet flour confectionery in bakery operations

IMPCB204

Deposit and griddle hot plate products in bakery operations

IMPCB205

Tray up and prepare flour confectionery in bakery operations

IMPCB206

Oven bake flour confectionery in bakery operations

IMPCB207

Batch finish flour confectionery in bakery operations

IMPCB209

Assemble and fill celebration cakes in bakery operations

IMPCB210

Mask and cover celebration cakes in bakery operations

IMPCB211

Decorate and store celebration cakes in bakery operations

IMPPO216

Control enrobing in food and drink operations

IMPSC106

Temper chocolate

IMPSC107

Control enrobing of chocolate

IMPSC109

Control depositing/moulding of chocolate

IMPSC110

Cool chocolate after processing

IMPAB101

Control the proving of dough products in automated operations

IMPAB103

Control the preparation and mixing of dough in automated operations

IMPAB104

Control the division, moulding and shaping of fermented dough in automated operations

IMPAB105

Control the oven-baking of dough products in automated operations

IMPAB107

Control the cooling of oven-baked dough products in automated operations

IMPAB109

Control weighing in automated bakery operations

IMPAB110

Control product wrapping and labelling in automated bakery operations

IMPAB111

Control the freezing of dough products in automated bakery operations

Retail and service units

Unique registration  number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPPO223

Prepare ingredients and store fillings and toppings in food operations

IMPPO228

Bake-off food products for sale in food operations

IMPSD310

Produce individual packs by hand in food and drink operations

IMPSO405

Sell food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO407

Maximise sales of food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO409

Display food products in a food retail environment

IMPSO501

Prepare and clear areas for counter/take-away service

IMPSO503

Provide a counter/take-away service

IMPSO505

Prepare and clear areas for table/tray service

IMPSO507

Provide a table/tray service

IMPSO711

Finish bake-off products

IMPSO511

Assemble and process products for food service

Support operations units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPFS139

Monitor food hygiene standards using rapid test methods in food and drink operations

IMPHS104

Lift and handle materials safely in food manufacture

IMPHS201

Contribute to environmental safety in food manufacture

IMPEM107

Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPSD108

Store and organise goods and materials in food and drink operations

IMPSD201

Supply materials for production in food and drink operations

IMPSD309

Produce product packs in food and drink operations

IMPSD312

Pack orders for despatch in food and drink operations

IMPPO113

Carry out product changeovers in food and drink operations

IMPPO125

Contribute to problem diagnosis in food and drink operations

IMPPO127

Contribute to problem resolution in food and drink operations

IMPPO210

Control temperature reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO217

Control wrapping and labelling in food and drink operations

IMPPO226

Slice and bag individual products in food operations

IMPPO230

Control product defrosting in food operations

IMPPO226

Slice and bag individual products in food operations

IMPSO107

Control washing and drying machinery in food and drink operations

IMPSO101

Carry out hygiene cleaning in food and drink operations

IMPMP167

Manufacture meat products in a retail environment

IMPQI113

Carry out sampling in food and drink operations

IMPQI201

Organise and improve work activities in food operations 

IMPQI210

Contribute to the application of improvement techniques in food operations

IMPSF119

Contribute to sustainable practice in a food environment

Food industry NOS

Production control/ processing group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPHS201

Contribute to environmental safety in food manufacture

IMPSO401

Contribute to the effectiveness of food and drink retail operations

IMPOM117

Plan and organise your own work activities in a food and drink business

IMPPO115

Contribute to optimising work areas in food and drink operations

IMPPM103

Plan production schedules in food and drink operations

IMPPO107

Start up plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPPO109

Shut down plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPPO121

Start up multi-stage operations in food and drink operations

IMPPO123

Shut down multi-stage operations in food and drink operations

IMPPO105

Report and record production information in food and drink operations

IMPPO113

Carry out product changeovers in food and drink operations

IMPPO125

Contribute to problem diagnosis in food and drink operations

IMPPO127

Contribute to problem resolution in food and drink operations

IMPPO201

Operate central control systems in food and drink operations

IMPPO203

Control manual size reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO205

Control size reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO206

Control weighing in food and drink operations

IMPPO207

Control mixing in food and drink operations

IMPPO208

Control heat treatment in food and drink operations

IMPPO209

Control segregation and integrity in food and drink operations

IMPPO210

Control temperature reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO211

Control batching in food and drink operations

IMPPO212

Control conversion in food and drink operations

IMPPO213

Control conditioning in food and drink operations

IMPPO214

Control forming in food and drink operations

IMPPO215

Control depositing in food and drink operations

IMPPO216

Control enrobing in food and drink operations

IMPPO217

Control wrapping and labelling in food and drink operations

IMPPO218

Control bottling and packing in food and drink operations

IMPPO219

Control pelletising in food and drink operations

IMPPO220

Control milling in food and drink operations

IMPPO221

Control slicing and bagging in food and drink operations

IMPPO226

Slice and bag individual products in food operations

IMPPO228

Bake off products for sale in food operations

IMPPO230

Control product defrosting in food operations

IMPPO232

Prepare sauces/marinades by hand in food operations

IMPPO234

Control membrane processing in food operations

IMPPO236

Control bottle washing in food and drink operations

IMPPO240

Control canning in food and drink operations

Food sales and service units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPPO223

Prepare ingredients and store fillings and toppings in food operations

IMPSD310

Produce individual packs by hand in food and drink operations

IMPSO405

Sell food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO407

Maximise sales of food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO409

Display food products in a food retail environment

IMPSO501

Prepare and clear areas for counter/take-away service

IMPSO503

Provide a counter/take-away service

IMPSO505

Prepare and clear areas for table/tray service

IMPSO507

Provide a table/tray service

IMPSO711

Finish bake-off products

IMPSO511

Assemble and process products for food service

Support operation units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

PPL2FOH7

Communicate in a business environment

IMPHS104

Lift and handle materials safely in food manufacture

IMPEM107

Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPSD102

Receive goods and materials in food and drink operations

IMPSD108

Store and organise goods and materials in food and drink operations

IMPSD118

Control stock levels in food and drink operations 

IMPSD201

Supply materials for production in food and drink operations

IMPSD205

Carry out bulk filling in food and drink operations

IMPSD207

Move materials using mechanical transfer systems in food and drink operations

IMPSD301

Process orders for goods in food and drink operations

IMPSD304

Pick orders and store in food and drink operations

IMPSD309

Produce product packs in food and drink operations

IMPSD312

Pack orders for despatch in food and drink operations

IMPSD314

Assemble different products to a pre-determined pattern in food and drink operations

IMPSD316

Palletise and wrap products in food and drink operations

IMPSD322

Load consignments for despatch in food and drink operations

IMPSD327

Prepare goods and materials for despatch

IMPSO107

Control washing and drying machinery in food and drink operations

IMPSO101

Carry out hygiene cleaning in food and drink operations

IMPSO201

Contribute to keeping the workplace secure

IMPSO203

Contribute to maintaining stock security and minimising losses in food and drink operations

IMPSO306

Control effluent treatment operations in food and drink operations

Food manufacturing excellence NOS

Working with others group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standards

CFAM&LDD1

Develop and sustain productive working relationships with colleagues

IMPQI101

Maintain product quality in food operations

IMPFS103

Maintain workplace food safety standards in food and drink operations

IMPHS101

Work safely in food manufacture

IMPHS201

Contribute to environmental safety in food manufacture

IMPEM107

Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPPM103

Plan production schedules in food and drink operations

IMPSF119

Contribute to sustainable practice in a food environment

Tools and techniques group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPQI201

Organise and improve work activities in food operations 

IMPQI205

Contribute to continuous improvement in food operations

IMPQI208

Contribute to the collection of improvement performance data in food operations

IMPQI210

Contribute to the application of improvement techniques in food operations

IMPQI212

Contribute to the improvement of maintenance in food operations

IMPQI214

Contribute to the improvement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in food operations

IMPQI216

Manage and reduce conflict in improving food operations

IMPQI218

Contribute to the maintenance of compliance in improving food operations

IMPPO125

Contribute to problem diagnosis in food and drink operations

IMPPO127

Contribute to problem resolution in food and drink operations

Fish and shellfish NOS

Fish and shellfish processing skills group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPFP101

Fillet fish by hand

IMPFP102

Process fish by machine

IMPFP103

Process fish by hand

IMPFP105

Grade fish or shellfish by hand

IMPFP107

Intake fish or shellfish

IMPFP109

Control fish or shellfish defrosting

IMPFP111

Shuck bivalves by hand

IMPFP113

Pack and ice fish or shellfish 

IMPFP115

Grade fish or shellfish by machine

IMPFP117

Control the fish or shellfish brining process

IMPFP119

Control the dry curing of fish or shellfish

IMPFP121

Control the fish or shellfish smoking process

IMPFP123

Control the fish or shellfish marinating process

IMPFP125

Gut and clean fish by hand

IMPFP127

Assemble fish or shellfish products by hand

IMPFP129

Extract shellfish meat by hand

IMPFP131

Extract shellfish meat by machine 

IMPFP133

Pack live shellfish for dispatch

IMPFP135

Control fish gutting operations

IMPFP136

Control fish skinning operations

IMPQI103

Monitor and maintain product quality in food and drink operations

IMPFP137

Use fish or shellfish quality assessment methods

IMPFP138

Harvest fish or shellfish for human consumption

IMPFP140

Carry out shellfish depuration operations

IMPFP142

Control shellfish depuration production

IMPPO216

Control enrobing in food and drink operations

IMPPO201

Operate central control systems in food and drink operations

IMPPO205

Control size reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO206

Control weighing in food and drink operations

IMPPO207

Control mixing in food and drink operations

IMPPO208

Control heat treatment in food and drink operations

IMPPO209

Control segregation and integrity in food and drink operations

IMPPO210

Control temperature reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO214

Control forming in food and drink operations

IMPPO215

Control depositing in food and drink operations

IMPPO230

Control product defrosting in food operations

IMPPO232

Prepare sauces/marinades by hand in food operations

Fish and shellfish sales units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPSD113

Monitor and maintain storage conditions in food and drink operations

IMPSO401

Contribute to the effectiveness of food and drink retail operations

IMPSO405

Sell food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO407

Maximise sales of food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPFP144

Process fish or shellfish for retail sale

IMPFP146

Display fish or shellfish for retail sale

Support operation units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPFS139

Monitor food hygiene standards using rapid test methods in food and drink operations

IMPHS104

Lift and handle materials safely in food manufacture

IMPHS201

Contribute to environmental safety in food manufacture

IMPHS203

Maintain, promote and improve environmental good practice in food manufacture

IMPEM107

Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPSD108

Store and organise goods and materials in food and drink operations

IMPSD201

Supply materials for production in food and drink operations

IMPSD309

Produce product packs in food and drink operations

IMPSD312

Pack orders for despatch in food and drink operations

IMPSD327

Prepare goods and materials for despatch

IMPPO113

Carry out product changeovers in food and drink operations

IMPPO125

Contribute to problem diagnosis in food and drink operations

IMPPO127

Contribute to problem resolution in food and drink operations

IMPPO217

Control wrapping and labelling in food and drink operations

IMPPO226

Slice and bag individual products in food operations

IMPSO107

Control washing and drying machinery in food and drink operations

IMPSO112

Sharpen and maintain cutting tools for use in food and drink operations

IMPSO101

Carry out hygiene cleaning in food and drink operations

IMPSO301

Deal with waste in food and drink operations

IMPSO303

Monitor and control the disposal of waste in food and drink operations

IMPSO304

Monitor and control the recovery of by-products in food and drink operations

IMPMP167

Manufacture meat products in a retail environment

Brewing NOS

Brewing skills group

Unique registration  number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPBW101

Control malt handling and milling in brewing

IMPBW102

Control mashing and conversion in brewing

IMPBW103

Control wort boiling, clarification and cooling in brewing

IMPBW106

Control fermentation in brewing

IMPPO210

Control temperature reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO209

Control segregation and integrity in food and drink operations

IMPPO201

Operate central control systems in food and drink operations

IMPSD113

Monitor and maintain storage conditions in food and drink operations

IMPPO218

Control bottling and packing in food and drink operations

IMPBW207

Control kegging in brewing

IMPEM107

Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPSO101

Carry out hygiene cleaning in food and drink operations

IMPSD309

Produce product packs in food and drink operations

Support operation units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPHS201

Contribute to environmental safety in food manufacture

IMPHS104

Lift and handle materials safely in food manufacture

IMPFS139

Monitor food hygiene standards using rapid test methods in food and drink operations

IMPSO203

Contribute to maintaining stock security and minimising losses in food and drink operations

IMPSO306

Control effluent treatment operations in food and drink operations

IMPSO401

Contribute to the effectiveness of food and drink retail operations

IMPSO405

Sell food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO409

Display food products in a food retail environment

IMPOM203

Organise and report data in a food and drink business

IMPPO103

Report and record basic operations in food operations

IMPPO113

Carry out product changeovers in food and drink operations

IMPPO125

Contribute to problem diagnosis in food and drink operations

IMPPO127

Contribute to problem resolution in food and drink operations

IMPQI113

Carry out sampling in food and drink operations

IMPQI201

Organise and improve work activities in food operations 

IMPQI210

Contribute to the application of improvement techniques in food operations

IMPSF119

Contribute to sustainable practice in a food environment

Dairy NOS

Dairy production skills group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPPO248

Receive and offload bulk liquids in food and drink operations

IMPDY101

Control processing to produce Liquid Fresh Milk

IMPDY102

Control processing to produce UHT Milks

IMPDY103

Control processing to produce Extended Shelf Life (ESL) Milks

IMPDY104

Control processing to cream for retail packs

IMPDY105

Control processing to produce cream (sweet and whey) for butter manufacture

IMPDY109

Control processing to produce dried products

IMPDY110

Control processing to produce butter, spreads and margarines (BSM) products

IMPDY107

Control processing to produce ice cream

IMPDY112

Control processing to produce cultured and fermented products

IMPDY113

Control processing to produce natural cheese

IMPDY114

Control processing to produce processed cheese

IMPDY116

Prepare starter cultures in dairy processing

IMPDY115

Control processing to produce liquid whey protein concentration

IMPDY127

Carry out cheese pressing operations

IMPDY129

Carry out cheese piercing operations

IMPDY131

Grade cheese

IMPDY135

Carry out cheese smoking operations

IMPDY139

Carry out cheese encasement operations

Dairy sales units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPSD113

Monitor and maintain storage conditions in food and drink operations

IMPSO401

Contribute to the effectiveness of food and drink retail operations

IMPSO405

Sell food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO407

Maximise sales of food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO705

Serve on a specialist food retail counter

Support operation units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPQI113

Carry out sampling in food and drink operations

IMPQI116

Carry out testing in food and drink operations

IMPFS139

Monitor food hygiene standards using rapid test methods in food and drink operations

IMPHS104

Lift and handle materials safely in food manufacture

IMPHS201

Contribute to environmental safety in food manufacture

IMPHS203

Maintain, promote and improve environmental good practice in food manufacture

IMPEM107

Contribute to the maintenance of plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPSD108

Store and organise goods and materials in food and drink operations

IMPSD201

Supply materials for production in food and drink operations

IMPSD309

Produce product packs in food and drink operations

IMPSD312

Pack orders for despatch in food and drink operations

IMPSD316

Palletise and wrap products in food and drink operations

IMPSD327

Prepare goods and materials for despatch

IMPPO203

Control manual size reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO221

Control slicing and bagging in food and drink operations

IMPPO113

Carry out product changeovers in food and drink operations

IMPSO203

Contribute to maintaining stock security and minimising losses in food and drink operations

IMPPO125

Contribute to problem diagnosis in food and drink operations

IMPPO127

Contribute to problem resolution in food and drink operations

IMPPO206

Control weighing in food and drink operations

IMPPO109

Shut down plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPPO210

Control temperature reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO217

Control wrapping and labelling in food and drink operations

IMPPO226

Slice and bag individual products in food operations

IMPPO250

Weigh or measure ingredients in food and drink operations

IMPPO252

Blend or mix ingredients in food and drink operations

IMPPO254

Wrap by hand in food and drink operations

IMPPO256

Operate manual dispensers in food and drink operations

IMPPO258

Control filling in food and drink operations

IMPSF119

Contribute to sustainable practice in a food environment

IMPSO101

Carry out hygiene cleaning in food and drink operations

IMPSO107

Control washing and drying machinery in food and drink operations

IMPSO112

Sharpen and maintain cutting tools for use in food and drink operations

IMPSO301

Deal with waste in food and drink operations

IMPSO303

Monitor and control the disposal of waste in food and drink operations

IMPSO304

Monitor and control the recovery of by-products in food and drink operations

Fresh produce NOS

Fresh produce group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPPP101

Grade fresh produce by hand

IMPPP103

Cut fresh produce by hand

IMPPP105

Sculpt fresh produce by hand

IMPPP107

Control fresh produce washing operations

IMPPP109

Control the production of fresh produce product labels

IMPPP111

Control fresh produce chopping operations

IMPPP112

Sell fresh produce on the wholesale market

IMPPP118

Control fresh produce peeling operations

IMPPP119

Control fresh produce ripening operations

IMPPP124

Control the production of ready-to-eat fresh produce products

IMPPP129

Control fresh produce grading operations

IMPPP130

Control fresh produce drying operations

IMPPP133

Control the non-invasive testing of produce

Processing group

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPPO107

Start up plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPPO109

Shut down plant and equipment in food and drink operations

IMPPO105

Report and record production information in food and drink operations

IMPPO113

Carry out product changeovers in food and drink operations

IMPPO201

Operate central control systems in food and drink operations

IMPPO203

Control manual size reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO205

Control size reduction in food and drink operations

IMPPO206

Control weighing in food and drink operations

IMPPO217

Control wrapping and labelling in food and drink operations

IMPPO221

Control slicing and bagging in food and drink operations

IMPPO226

Slice and bag individual products in food operations

IMPSO107

Control washing and drying machinery in food and drink operations

Food sales and service units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPSO401

Contribute to the effectiveness of food and drink retail operations

IMPSO405

Sell food and drink products in a retail environment

IMPSO409

Display food products in a food retail environment

Support operation units

Unique registration number (URN) Title of occupational standard

IMPPO125

Contribute to problem diagnosis in food and drink operations

IMPPO127

Contribute to problem resolution in food and drink operations

IMPHS201

Contribute to environmental safety in food manufacture

IMPOM117

Plan and organise your own work activities in a food and drink business

IMPSD310

Produce individual packs by hand in food and drink operations

PPL2FOH7

Communicate in a business environment

IMPHS104

Lift and handle materials safely in food manufacture

IMPSD102

Receive goods and materials in food and drink operations

IMPSD108

Store and organise goods and materials in food and drink operations

IMPSD327

Prepare goods and materials for despatch

IMPSO101

Carry out hygiene cleaning in food and drink operations

IMPSO201

Contribute to keeping the workplace secure

IMPSO203

Contribute to maintaining stock security and minimising losses in food and drink operations

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