Advanced dairy technologist
Developing and producing dairy products from raw materials, including milk from cows, sheep and goats. Products include liquid milk, cheese, ice cream and powders.
5 (equivalent to foundation degree)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have:
- GCSE English and maths at grade C or above
- an A level or equivalent qualification, or experience in the dairy industry
- What apprentices will learn
- chemistry and microbiology of milk, and how processing can affect its properties, quality and safety
- understanding production processes, and how to operate and manage them
- range of dairy unit operations such as filtration, pasteurisation and fermentation
- good manufacturing and laboratory practices in dairy manufacture
- analysing, testing and trialling products
- legal and regulatory standards for health and safety, food safety and hygiene
- project management
- developing new products and processes
Foundation degree in dairy technology
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
Apprentices will be eligible to apply for membership of the Society of Dairy Technologists
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.