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  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
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    SCQF Level:   07


The HNC in Food Science and Technology is designed to enhance knowledge while preparing students for employment in a scientific or technical capacity in the food and drink industry.

Start Date: 28/08/19
Days of Week: Wednesday (This may change in 2020)
Time: 1.00-7.00pm
Duration: 2 Years
Cost: £750 per year

You can download an enrolment form here

You can read more about the enrolment process here

  • What the course includes

    This course consists of 6 SQA units at level 7 in year one and a further 6 in year two to complete the award. Units will include microbiology of foods, food hygiene and an introduction to food industry principles and practices.

Why choose this course?

The course will provide students with the technical and scientific skills required by the food and drink industry and provide relevant background knowledge and understanding to help students make the best use of these skills in a commercial environment.

Entry requirements

• One pass at an appropriate Higher grade preferably Chemistry or Biology
• Three Standard Grades at band 4 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 in the industry

  • International

    Where it leads


    • Progression to university.


    • Opportunities with Organisations such as: Food manufacturers drink manufacturers, retailers, supermarket chains, research establishments, local authorities and universities

Interview Requirements

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.

Fees, Finance and Funding

PFG funding is available for this course. Find out more by visiting our student funding page


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