Food and Drink Operations (Production and Processing Skills)

Food and Drink Operations (Production and Processing Skills)

SQA offers Food and Drink Operations (Production and Processing Skills) at Level 2

Developed by Improve Ltd (changed to NSAFD (National Skills Food and Drink Academy)), the sector skills council for the food and drink manufacturing sector, the SVQ in Food and Drink Operations qualification is awarded in partnership with SQA and Improve (NSAFD), SQA and SFMTA (Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association) or SQA and Scottish Bakers. It is available through employers and training providers.

The standards provide an accurate and detailed definition of what candidates must know, understand and be able to do. This SVQ will enable those working in this sector to develop the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate competence in their job role.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

National Occupational Standards

Centres/candidates undertaking these Courses should also refer to the full National Occupational Standards for information relating to the overview and scope.

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Core Skills signposting

Awarding partnership arrangements

GG4Y 22 in Food and Drink Operations (Production and Processing Skills) is jointly awarded with Improve.

Modern Apprenticeships

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Level 2 Food and Drink Operations Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

F426 04 - Core Skills: Communication SCQF level 4
F42N 04 - Core Skills: Working with Others SCQF level 4
F42J 04 - Core Skills: Problem Solving SCQF level 4
F42E 04 - Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology SCQF level 4
F42A 04 - Core Skills: Numeracy SCQF level 4

For further information on the Level 2 Food and Drink Operations Modern Apprenticeship please visit:

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

Internal Assessment Reports were previously known as Senior Moderator Reports.

2012 Reports

Food and Drink Operations Support Packs

Candidate Support Packs have been developed for the following Units of the SVQ in Food Manufacture level 2:

The packs are designed to help candidates in meeting the requirements of the Units.

Useful links

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