Food Microbiologist

  • CodeFIC/Q7008
  • SectorFood Industry
  • NSQF LevelLevel 6
  • Notional Hours240
  • Accrediting BodiesFood Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI)
  • Certifying BodiesMettl, Stamp, IQAG, Skills Mantra
  • Proposed Occupation

    Food Microbiologist

  • International Comparability

    This qualification has been compared with courses being offered by the National Skills Academy ( Food and Drink) of UK and no matching course has been found.

  • Progression Pathway

    Senior Manager (Level 7)

  • Planned arrangements for RPL

    RPL arrangements and policies are under development.

  • Qualification File NSQF - FOOD MICROBIOLOGIST.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    FIC/N7024 Prepare and maintain work area and lab equipment Mandatory 16 6
    FIC/N7025 Carry out microbiological analysis of food products Mandatory 144 6
    FIC/N7026 Monitor food safety system Mandatory 32 6
    FIC/N7027 Complete documentation and record keeping related to microbiological analysis of food products Mandatory 32 6
    FIC/N9001 Ensure food safety, hygiene and sanitation for processing food products Mandatory 16 Common across levels
    FIC/9004 Manage and lead a team Mandatory 24 6