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Degree Apprenticeships

BSc (Hons)

Food Industry Technical Professional

Year of entry


5 years (part-time)

Start date

September 2020


Harper Adams University campus (block release) and work based modules

The course

Food Industry Technical Professionals ensure the safety and quality of food products, including improving existing products and launching new products, working with operational teams to develop food practices and procedures and developing good relationships with internal and external customers. The wide variety of Apprenticeship roles may include Assistant Food Technical Manager, Quality Manager, Shift Quality Manager, Hygiene Manager, Product Innovation and Development Technologist.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will achieve a BSc(Hons) Food Science and Technology degree. Following the successful completion of an integrated End Point Assesment, Work-Based Project and Technical Interview you be deemed to have met the Degree Apprenticeship standard.

This apprenticeship follows the Food Industry Technical Professional standard.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for the degree apprenticeship will typically be a minimum of three A levels at Grade C or higher, including a Science or Food Technology, or the equivalent such as a Level 3 apprenticeship in a related discipline. Current employees who already have experience in the industry, who would like to become an apprentice, can discuss enrolment with our team of specialists. Start dates will be in September. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to enrolling on their degree course. This can be funded.

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