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Apprenticeship training course

Food technologist (level 3)

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

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Implement and maintain risk management systems (eg Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
  • Review and maintain technical procedures for food businesses
  • Use a range of IT systems to analyse and interpret data to identify trends and drive Continuous Improvement (CI)
  • Provide and interpret management data and information (reports and presentations)
  • Carry out internal audits and participate in external audits
  • Conduct sensory evaluation activities
  • Investigate and resolve problems, including customer complaints and quality issues
  • Contribute to Continuous Improvement (CI)
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues
  • Act as a champion for the technical department within the wider business
  • Carry out a product costing
  • Support product trials
  • Use problem solving techniques, to include root cause analysis and investigation methods
  • Influence and negotiate with colleagues

Full information on Food technologist (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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