Our exciting range of food and drink courses are from some of the most prestigious Colleges, Universities and Training Providers from around the country.
Gain a hands-on understanding of the food industry – including food product development, food technology, food safety and nutrition – on a course with strong links with major food retailers, and manufacturers, leading to exceptional career opportunities.
The food industry is the UK's largest manufacturing sector and is experiencing a shortage of talented professionals to work in commercial, technical and product development roles. This course gives you the knowledge and skills in food production, food legislation, food product development and nutrition to take on a range of exciting career opportunities in this vibrant and fast paced industry.
Nottingham Trent University’s Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship has been designed in conjunction with the food and drink manufacturing industry.
Degree Apprenticeships help employers to grow their own talent and nurture the employees who will go on to play a key role in their business. For many employers it provides an alternative option to graduate recruitment. Employees get the opportunity to gain a degree in BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology, with the addition of hands-on experience gained through work.
The Level 6 Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship is a unique programme combining honours level education with workplace learning to help address technical knowledge and skills gaps in the food industry.
The programme is tailored to the needs of individuals embarking on a scientific or technical career in food and drink manufacturing or those working in and seeking to advance their careers in quality, technical, hygiene or product development roles. Our programmes are a combination of on-the-job learning and part-time study at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, with delivery consisting of attended learning through block release and distance learning study. The courses aim to provide comprehensive work-based training schemes for people wishing to develop their career in the food manufacturing industry, complemented by ‘off the job’ learning to develop the supervisors, managers and technologists of the future.
The University delivers a Higher Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing supported by Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for the Science and Technology based industries.
The safety and quality of food is a major concern to consumers, retailers, manufactures and regulators. High profile incidents have highlighted the need for the effective management systems and regulatory frameworks for food safety at the local, national and international levels.
Increasingly, professionals within this field require specialised knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to these challenges, this PgCert/PgDip/MSc has been designed to meet the development needs of UK and international food safety specialists working in commerce and industry and enforcement agencies.
Professionally accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology, the Food Science and Technology degree at Cardiff Met aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries.
The course combines theoretical studies and practical work, which may be applied in the modern industrial food environment. The modular structure of the course is designed to allow you to develop your own career path according to the modules selected.
The degree continues to perform well in recruitment to the food industry post graduation.
Course information on this page relates to September 2018 entry.
Please note: This programme will undergo periodic review in 2017/18. As such, course content shown below may change to ensure the programme remains current. Any applicants will be informed of any changes once confirmed.
The food industry in the United Kingdom has developed a world-renown reputation for the production of exceptional quality, safe, wholesome products. To maintain this position in the global market, it is vital that the workforce is equally competent and highly skilled.
The Masters of Food Science and Technology at Cardiff Met has been designed to provide you with professional training combining comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge within the fields of food science and food technology.
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.
This FdSc programme is mapped to the FdSc Food Science and Technology standard to enable employers to utilise the apprenticeship levy to develop their scientific and technical teams and provide progression opportunities for employees. This programme is also available as a stand-alone FdSc to provide access to non-levy funded or self-funded students.
This BSc (Hons) programme is mapped to the BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology standard to enable employers to utilise the apprenticeship levy to develop their scientific and technical teams and provide progression opportunities for employees. This programme is also available as a stand-alone BSc (Hons) to provide access to non-levy funded or self-funded students.