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Food Industry Technical Professional

Ensuring the safety and quality of food and drink products.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


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
  • 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.

End Point Assessment

There are no end point assessment organisations for this standard yet. There is a monthly application process for organisations interested in delivering end-point assessment. New organisations are added regularly.

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