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Food Industry Technical Professional

Ensuring the safety and quality of food and drink products.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • food legislation and regulations
  • labelling requirements
  • laboratory testing methods
  • principles of food science
  • nutrition
  • supply chain management
  • how to package food safely and hygienically
Qualifications
  • degree in Food Science and Technology
  • apprentices must have achieved English and maths GCSE grades 9 to 4 (equivalent to A* to C) before taking their end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to join the Institute of Food Science and Technology as a registered scientist after completing their apprenticeship.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.