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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
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    SCQF Level:   07


  • What will I study?

    The course will prepare you to develop a career as a food scientist, or a food technologist, including:

    • How to provide accurate nutritional information for food labelling
    • Investigate ways to keep food fresh, safe and attractive
    • Find ways of producing food more quickly and cheaply
    • Test the safety and quality of food
    • Developing new and innovative products

Entry requirements

  • One pass at an appropriate Higher Grade preferably Chemistry or Biology plus three Standard Grades at band 3 or above/Intermediate 2/National 5 in relevant subjects
  • One pass at appropriate Higher Grade preferably Chemistry or Biology plus passes in three NQ Course Units in relevant subjects at SCQF level 5 or above
  • An appropriate group of National Certificate Units at SCQF level 5/6 such as the NQ Food Science and Technology
  • Other equivalent qualifications or practical experience
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    Where it leads


    There are several opportunities possible for progression to Degree courses at University. Advice on this can be provided to candidates.


    Opportunities with Organisations such as: Food manufacturers Drink manufacturers Retailers Supermarket chains Research establishments Local authorities Universities

There is an interview required for this course. Applications and enrolments will be treated on a first-come basis. Due to the high demand, early interest is recommended.

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