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Hygiene specialist (level 4)

Provide specialist hygiene services in areas such as closed plants, sterile environments, food production and laboratories.

Level
4
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC)
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
£12,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Hygiene compliance manager
  • Hygiene manager
  • Hygiene process leader
  • Hygiene supervisor
  • Hygiene team leader
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Comply with relevant industry legislation, permits, codes of practice and safe working practices
  • Select and apply the most appropriate and effective hygiene methodology
  • Contribute to the design of new, and the modification of, existing premises and equipment
  • Contribute to the identification and implementation of controls to minimise the risk of hazards
  • Create and maintain a hygiene management system including hygiene related documentation, method statements, risk assessments, safe systems of work
  • Plan, organise, prioritise time and resources effectively to maintain organisational hygiene standards
  • Manage an integrated pest management system
  • Review and manage contracts, costs, specifications, service level agreements and appropriate supplier controls; assess supplier, contractor and vendor performance
  • Lead, manage and develop individuals and cross-functional teams
  • Select and carry out the most appropriate sampling methodology
  • Implement validation, verification and monitoring activities to evaluate the effectiveness of organisational hygiene standards
  • Deal appropriately with incidents and accidents and suggest recommendations to prevent reoccurence
  • Use project management tools to deliver projects to time, cost, specification and quality
  • Contribute and lead hygiene continuous improvement activities.
  • Establish and implement the audit schedule in relation to hygiene activities to ensure compliance with legal, industry and customer standards; conduct internal and external audits across functions
  • Analyse and evaluate information and data to make informed decisions and present solutions; create and formulate spreadsheets and graphs, electronic filing systems, presentations, reports; utilising electronic communications
  • Manage the waste streams and identify methods of waste reduction
  • Agree and manage hygiene budgets; monitor forecasts versus actual costs

Full information on Hygiene specialist (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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