Dairy technologist (level 5)
Providing expert technical advice and support on a variety of aspects of dairy production and activities.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national diploma (HND).
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Health and science
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Cheese specialist
- Dairy process manager
- Dairy quality analyst
- Dairy quality assurance manager
- Dairy quality control manager
- Dairy quality leader or co-ordinator
- Dairy research and development manager
- Dairy specialist
- Dairy technologist
- Qesh (quality environment health and safety) co-ordinator
- Quality manager
- Technical manager
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Apply food safety management systems.
- Apply food and dairy hygiene practice principles.
- Comply with food safety regulations and procedures.
- Comply with health and safety regulations, guidelines, and procedures.
- Comply with environmental regulations, guidelines, and procedures.
- Apply sustainable working practices. For example, efficient use of resources, waste minimisation.
- Apply quality control processes.
- Apply extended knowledge of underlying dairy concepts.
- Identify, review and evaluate, and select scientific techniques, procedures, and methods in the context of new and different areas of work.
- Apply scientific techniques, procedures, and methods to undertake tasks.
- Apply engineering concepts and principles to analyse dairy performance.
- Collect data. Analyse, interpret, and evaluate data, scientific and technology information, concepts, and ideas including use of statistical methods.
- Apply changes to dairy processing unit operations.
- Apply problem solving techniques, identifying issues. Propose solutions to problems.
- Use continuous improvement techniques and make recommendations.
- Apply project management techniques: planning and prioritising tasks, organising resources, managing stakeholders and risk management.
- Conduct environmental impact assessments.
- Develop technical written content. For example, operating procedures, working instructions, and reports.
- Communicate with others for example, colleagues, customers, and stakeholders. Use industry terminology where appropriate.
- Create and deliver presentations.
- Negotiate with and influence colleagues or stakeholders; manage conflict.
- Use information and digital technology.
- Identify training needs. Coach individuals.
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