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Apprenticeship training course

Packhouse line leader (level 3)

Collecting and processing products from food or plant production lines and dispatching them to the retailer or moving them to other sites for further processing.

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Maximum funding
£6,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Promote and maintain hygiene, health, safety (inc manual handling) and security for self, others and live/fresh products
  • Use IT to support your role
  • Manage accurate records within the packhouse environment
  • Establish, maintain and promote effective working relationships
  • Concise reporting on operational issues
  • Resolve problems effectively
  • Implement Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans
  • Plan production schedules for efficient line operation
  • Coordinate products and resources to meet customer demand, taking into account specific food safety/product quality requirements
  • Supervise the identification, selection and preparation of fresh products such as fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and plants for sale/dispatch to achieve high quality and hygiene standards
  • Supervise packaging of product to agreed specifications within shelf life requirements
  • Supervise the operation to ensure line meets production targets and food safety requirements
  • Ensure routine maintenance and checks are performed appropriately
  • Operate food processing/packing machinery and equipment safely and efficiently
  • Develop self and others to maximise individual/team performance
  • Respond appropriately to incidents and emergencies in the workplace
  • Physically demonstrate required tasks and review subsequent understanding and performance of individuals
  • Lead and motivate a team of operatives to achieve targets

Full information on Packhouse line leader (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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