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National Unit Standard Training:  Supplying learning materials for all unit standards contained in “Dairy” qualifications and skills programmes

Dairy qualifications (soon to be replaced with new registration numbers – watch this space)

              National Certificate in Milk and Cream Handling and Storing, NQF2;
              Identification (NLRD) number 50083; minimum 120 credits.

              National Certificate in Dairy Primary Processing, NQF3;
              Identification (NLRD) number 50024; minimum 120 credits.

              National Certificate in Food Laboratory Analysis, NQF3;
              Identification (NLRD) number 50305; minimum 130 credits.

              Further Education & Training Certificate in Dairy Manufacturing Technology, NQF4;
              Identification (NLRD) number 50306; minimum 120 credits.

Skills programmes

SP1: Introductory Dairy Analytical Procedures
SP2: Health; hygiene; safety and GMP
SP3: Intermediate dairy analytical procedures
SP4: Introductory dairy technology
SP5: Advanced dairy analytical procedures
SP6: Primary dairy processing
SP7: Safety in dairy processing and quality assurance
SP8: Dairy product specialized analyses
SP9: Manufacture ripened cheese
SP10: Manufacture Cottage cheese
SP11: Manufacture processed cheese
SP12: Manufacture fermented dairy products
SP13: Manufacture condensed milk products
SP14: Manufacture dried dairy products
SP15: Manufacture liquid long life dairy products
SP16: Manufacture butter and related products
SP17: Manufacture frozen ice cream or related products

Training in terms of National Unit standards

    94 unit standards of dairy technical and related nature currently support the four dairy orientated qualifications in the Further Education and Training (FET) stream of learning – being registered on National Qualification Framework levels 2; 3 and 4 – being the equivalent levels of grades 10; 11 and 12).

    To see the qualifications  click here

    As a different route to the obtaining of a qualification, learners/workplace providers may opt for shorter learning interventions by way of skills programmes spread over a longer learning time. These skills programmes are collections of unit standards from the qualifications in logical clusters,  that lead to employable skills sets.

    Click  to see the skills programmes that are in the process of registration with Foodbev SETA:
    These skills programmes may lead to qualifications.  Certain collections of skills programmes, achieved by way of learning pathways, result in the obtaining of qualifications.

    To see the learning pathways to qualifications , using skills programmes
      click the link.

In-company coaching Materials

    Supplying learning materials for entry level learning and to promote a culture of learning.

    The manuals, arranged in a variety of programmes, are useful to both semi-literate and literate learners. The existing 75 manuals are contained in 8 programmes. The first 2 programmes are generic in nature and from there on focused in specific activities.

    For learners who might not enter into “formal” learning, the in- company Coaching Manuals provide a learning pathway for continued learning.

    At the request of a significant number of processors, a second version of learning materials have been (and still are) developed for in-company use in a more non-formal approach to operational skills development, with substantially less theoretical content. These are called Coaching Manuals. Their contents are sourced from the unit standards-based learning materials in abridged format and have found exceptionally wide application. Seven such programmes with a total of more than 40 individual manuals have been developed, and further needs in this regard are currently being investigated (initial analyses indicate the need for more such manuals). This intervention circumvents the perceived bureaucratic and administrative load that participation in ‘formal’ learning with unit standards presents, but do not award credits to learners on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD). It is still valid training to plan, insert into and report on with respect to the workplace skills plan (WSP) and annual training report (ATR) of the SETA.

                 For implementation -

                To see what programmes and manuals are available - 

                To see the recommended learning pathway when using Coaching Manuals

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