FA Food and Drink Technologies NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

The Food and Drink sector within Argyll continues to grow and as a food scientist, food technologist or product designer you could be involved with the creation of future products.

You will have the unique chance to develop skills and knowledge across a range of Food and Drink production topics at college alongside a valuable work placement with an employer. It’s an opportunity to gain an industry recognised qualification and try out a career while you are still at school. 

Entry requirements

You should have achieved or be working towards National 5s, preferably in Maths and English.  You should have an interest in a career in the Food and Drinks sector.  If your application is successful, you will be invited for an interview.

(NPA) in Food Manufacture at SCQF Level 6. This consists of the following units:

• Food Manufacturing: Fundamentals of Food Science

• Food Manufacturing: Food Production

• Food Manufacturing: Commercial and Social Drivers

• Food Manufacturing: Sustainability
 

Two REHIS units:

• Elementary Food Hygiene

• Elementary Health and Safety Certificate
 

You also spend time with an employer, completing SVQ work-based units:

• Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues

• Interpret & Communicate Information & Data in Food and Drink Operations

• Contribute to Continuous Improvement of Food Safety in Food & Drink Operations

• Develop a New Product in a Food Business

• Promote and Support Creative Thinking in a Food Business

How will I study my course?

    The Food & Drinks Technologies Apprenticeship can be completed over one or two years depending on when you begin the course.  It is delivered as a Networked or ‘Virtual Class’ using online technologies, such as video conference and BrightSpace, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). 

    Your classes will be timetabled alongside your other subject choices and will have a college lecturer in virtual attendance during the class.  You will also work closely with a local business to gain work experience.

    Where can I study my course?

      • Argyll College UHI
      • Campbeltown Stewart Road Learning Centre
      • Islay Learning Centre

    Start date

    In most schools this course will start in June.

    Fees

    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Successful completion of the Foundation Apprenticeship could provide progression to employment within the food and drink sector via a Modern Apprenticeship, further vocational training or academic study.

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    Apply for FA Food and Drink Technologies NC Level 6

    To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

    This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form. 

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

    This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.