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  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 6
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    SCQF Level:   06


This course gives you the background, knowledge and experience to develop a career in food science, nutrition or in food and drink product development. Whether you’re interested in sales or branding or becoming a nutritionist or product engineer, this course will help you get there. Whatever your interest, you’ll close the gap between the classroom and the workplace, and find out more about the world of work.

Duration: 2 years

Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm (year 1)
Placement 1 day per week (year 2)
Some Friday pm attendance

  • What the course includes

    You’ll gain industry experience and cover topics such as:

    • Fundamentals of food science
    • Food production
    • Commercial and social drivers
    • Sustainability
    • REHIS food hygiene: elementary
    • REHIS elementary health and safety certificate

Why choose this course

You get the chance to work directly with employers through talks, visits and placements. Companies which have supported previous students include Macrae Edinburgh, Tunnock’s and AG Barr.

Entry requirements

  • Achieved or working towards National 5
  • Achieved National 5 Chemistry. Those without this may still be considered if they are willing to complete additional units
  • Interested in learning about the industry
  • Capable of working at level 6 (Higher)
  • Excellent school attendance record
  • Business

    Where this course leads

    Education: Modern Apprenticeship, progression to a related HNC, progression to degree-level study within the sector.

    Employment: product development manager, diagnostics technician, brand executive, nutritionist, food scientist, sales executive, food engineer and food safety manager.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you in to college where you will attend both a group interview and an individual interview.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.