Advanced Dairy Technologist


Level 5 (foundation degree)

Duration of the course

36 months

What qualifications will the apprentice gain?

  • Level 5 Foundation degree in Dairy Technology

Study Information

  • Clean-in-Place and Chemical Technology
  • Principles of Dairy Chemistry
  • Principles of Dairy Microbiology
  • Dairy Workplace Practices
  • Principles of Food and Dairy Safety
  • Milk and Dairy Derivatives as Raw Materials
  • Quality Assurance in the Food Industry
  • Butter and Milk Fat Technology
  • Cheese and Fermented Product Technology
  • Continuous Improvement 1 and 2
  • Dairy Process Engineering
  • Milk Processing
  • Project Management
  • Dairy Automation and Process Control
  • Dairy Supply Chain
  • Sustainability and Environmental Awareness
  • Whey Protein Processing
  • Applied Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • Dairy Professional Project

How much will this course cost?

Apprenticeships are funded through government and employer contributions. If the apprentice is:

  • 16-18 working for a small business (<50) their training will be fully funded*
  • 19+ or working for a Medium size business (50+) an employer contribution may be required
  • Working for a large business or organisation (Payroll of £3m+) training is funded from employers Digital Apprenticeship Service Account
    *small businesses who employ an apprentice between 16-18 may be eligible to receive a financial government incentive


We offer a high-quality college bus service which collects over 1,400 students every day from across Cheshire and surrounding areas. This makes getting to Reaseheath easy, safe and affordable for all of our students.