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Food and Drink - Work Based Apprenticeship Certificate in Food Management (Level 3)

This Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Management is open to everyone over the age of 16 and delivered in the workplace which, enables you to 'Earn while you learn!'
Off Site
2 Years
Level 3

Course Overview

This qualification is designed for learners who are working in a food and drink management role. It offers learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to prove competence at work in supervisory management roles in the food and drink industry. The qualification provides a unique combination of team management competences set in a highly focussed food and drink context. 


Delivery of this Apprenticeship will take place on your employers premises. 


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Food and Drink - Work Based Apprenticeship Certificate in Food Management (Level 3)

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Course Modules

The flexible choice of units allows learners to select units that are most relevant to their own employment, learning and progression requirements. The choice of units also reflects the wide variety of jobs which people do in different types of companies in the hospitality and food and drink industries.

The common operational units also offer learners the opportunity to take competencies which are generic to the whole food and drink industry, such as food safety management, leading a team and quality management. 

You will select from the modules below:

  •  Contribute to the development of a strategic plan in a food business
  •  Contribute to the development of an operational plan in a food business
  •  Plan and agree targets in a food business
  •  Set objectives in a food business
  •  Produce a work schedule in a food business
  •  Identify staff resource needs in a food business
  •  Induct employees into a food business
  •  Allocate staff resources in a food business
  •  Support the development of a procedure in a food business
  •  Contribute to sourcing supplies in a food business
  •  Manage a budget in a food business
  •  Promote customer service in a food business
  •  Contribute to resolving complaints in a food business
  •  Monitor performance in a food business
  •  Carry out an assessment Contribute to cross functional team work in a food business of risks in a food business
  •  Manage conflict in a food business

 As part of your Apprenticeship you will also be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy at L2 if you do not have a GCSE Grade C in English or Maths, or equivalent.




Ideal If:

Your employed!

If you are starting a new job within the food and drink industry or have moved into a new management position within your current company.

You want to develop your skills and career within the food and drink management sector then this is the perfect option for you.


Not got employment yet? 

If you want to work in the food and drink industry then liaise with our Apprenticeship team now.

You'll Learn:

This qualification has a unique focus on food management issues. It will also equip leaders and managers undertaking the food management training with the tools they need to drive food service improvement in people and process management.  


 As part of your Apprenticeship you will also be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy at level 2 if you do not have a GCSE Grade C in English or Maths, or equivalent.

You'll Love:

 The flexibility of this qualification and training will be both on a one on one basis and as part of a group. You will along with your employer choose the optional units which are relevant to your job role. Delivery of this qualification is on site with your employer and in the College (if required).

You'll Progress:

To a career as a Senior Manager within the food and drink industry. With your Level 3 qualification you will gain recognition as a qualified person within the sector and you could also progress onto a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Tourism Management. 

You'll Need:

Learners need to be 16 years old or over to take this qualification.

To be employed on a permanent contract or seeking employment within the Food and Drink Industry and working a minimum of 21 hours per week.

A workplace mentor allocated to supervise the progression of your Apprenticeship. 

Learners do not require any prior qualifications to take this qualification.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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