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Food technologist

Making sure food and drink products are of the right quality and safe to eat and drink.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


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

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Occupational Awards Limited 01235 432 032
More Information

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