Food Manufacturing Pathway | People Plus

Food Manufacturing Pathway


For learners who want to progress into a range of food manufacturing roles including:


  • Food processing operative
  • Manufacturing production manager
  • Meat process worker
  • Packaging operative/Manager
  • Quality control inspector
  • Retail assistant

The food manufacturing programme has been designed to incorporate the evolving needs and demands of diverse businesses. These qualifications are for anyone starting out in, or progressing in, a career in food manufacturing. You could be working in a wide range of industries, from baking to brewing and confectionery to retail. You will learn essential skills such as food manufacturing and allergy awareness knowledge, health and safety and accident reporting. Our courses are tailored to employer’s criteria so you will be equipped with all the employability skills needed to be successful at interview.

Why us

Sustainable employment is a key factor for our learners. With this in mind, we have designed our Food Manufacturing course with qualifications to enable individuals to secure employment in multiple settings. Our Food Manufacturing Course enables learners to stand out from the crowd. Employers value people who can understand their business, have excellent customer service skills, and can work as part of a team. PeoplePlus have links with many employers and can often offer guaranteed interviews with local employers on course completion.


  • Employability Skills
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace (AIM Awards)
  • Accident Reporting (RIDDOR)
  • Allergen Awareness for Manufacturing


You must be 19 or older (this does change to 16 depending on your location)

You must be claiming State Benefits (JSA, ESA, Income support or Universal Credit) or on a low income.

We will carry out Initial Assessment to ensure you are on the right programme and level.


Our Skills Support for the Unemployed and Adult Education Budget funded programmes are co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. This enables us to provide fully funded courses for unemployed people (or people on a low income) and provide businesses with a talented pool of individuals.

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Quick Details: We've delivered courses to 19,000 learners last year. Our achievement rates were 94% versus a national average of 85%. We are the largest provider of Skills Support for the unemployed with 47% of the market. We are also the largest provider of Adult Education Budget funded training. We are a Grade 2 (Good) Ofsted rated provider.

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