Making sure food and drink products are of the right quality and safe to eat and drink.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
- What apprentices will learn
- 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)
- level 3 qualification in food technology (in development)
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration