Food Technologist


Level 3

Duration of the course

24 – 35 months depending on experience

What qualifications will the apprentice gain?

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Technologist
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Study Information

  • Food technology principles – including food chemistry, food industry standards, microbiology, pest control and continuous improvement management
  • Food business principles – including audit processes, costs and quality, food supply chains, management systems, product development and risk management
  • Food technology practices – including collecting and analysing data, product costing, product trials, problem solving, root cause analysis and sensory analysis
  • Communications – including building relationships with customers and suppliers and influencing, negotiating, presentation, written and verbal skills
  • Health and safety practices and legislation within a food production environment – including food safety, environmental, hygiene standards and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP)
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

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


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