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Food Manufacturing Intermediate Apprenticeship

1.5 years

The Food and Drink Manufacturing qualification has several Pathways that cover all the processes of food manufacture. The pathways are flexible to account for people working large food automated establishments

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Food Science and Innovation BSc

3 - 6 years

The programme will combine food science, technology and nutrition with the objective of creating innovative food products whilst ensuring that they are safe, wholesome and nutritious. This will also help address future issues such as, prevention and treatment of chronic disease, malnutrition, resource depletion and food fraud. New product development (NPD) is a key element, whilst industry relevant areas such as communication, entrepreneurship, team and project management are embedded in the programme.

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Food Technology Professional Certificate

1 year

The Professional Certificate Food Technology (with Bakery, Dairy, Meat or Nutrition Specialism) is aimed at those working in the food manufacturing industry who wish to achieve a higher education qualification, gain credit for their knowledge and experience, and progress within their career.

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Health and Safety

This open learning programme can be used for self-study and can lead to a Level 2 CIEH or Elementary REHIS qualification in Health and Safety.
A flexible training programme that allows the learner to choose when and where to study.
The multiple choice test is administered by a Seafish approved invigilator and can usually be arranged at a very convenient time and place.
Also available as taught courses at level 1 and 2.

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Higher Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing

3 years

The University delivers a Higher Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing supported by Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for the Science and Technology based industries.

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Intermediate Food Hygiene

10-15 hours

This Level 3 food safety training programme is available online. A substantial online programme taking 10-20 hrs of study, with the 2 hr written examination available almost anywhere in the UK through a Seafish approved invigilator. The perfect choice for busy managers and supervisors who do not wish to attend a 2-3 day training course.

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Introduction to HACCP

1/2 day

With multiple scenarios from bivalve to fish frying, this half day HACCP course is an ideal starting point for you and your workforce. Introduction to HACCP is a REHIS/Seafish jointly awarded qualification delivered by Seafish approved trainers.
This level 1 programme is the perfect way of introducing HACCP to employees in a way that enables them to make their own contribution to the delivery of your HACCP Plan.

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Introductory Fish Smoking

1 day

A short training programme delivered by a Seafish approved trainer covering the essentials of brining, salting and smoking fish. A mix of theory and practical demonstrations. This course can be delivered at a number of venues in the UK.

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Introductory Fish/shellfish Quality Assessment


This one day taught course is available in three formats that cover raw fish quality assessment, fish quality assessment using cooked schemes or shellfish quality assessment. The raw fish and shellfish courses are aimed at fishmongers and other handling whole fish or shellfish. The cooked schemes course is ideal for those that handle part processed fish (fillets or frozen fish) such as buyers, chefs and fish frying managers.

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Introductory Food Hygiene in the Seafood Industry

3-4 hours

A Level 1 food safety training programme:

This half-day taught course available is in English and 6 other languages and accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland REHIS).

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Industry Approved Programme
This mark means the qualification is an Industry Approved Programme, which has been designed and created by food & drink industry experts to include the specific elements employers will be looking for, meaning you will be trained to the highest standard and will be 100% work ready!
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