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Apprenticeship Standard 131 - Level 3 Food Technologist

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Apprenticeship Standard 131 - Level 3 Food Technologist Available for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date Flexible
Duration 24-30 months
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body OAL
Offering Code ASL3FDT1S000
Course Overview Food Technologists work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of industry. Everyday producers, food manufacturers and retailers make and sell millions of innovative food products, such as drinks, cakes, biscuits, ready to eat and ready to cook food, sandwiches, wraps and fresh fruit and salads to consumers in the UK and around the world. Food Technologists are passionate about their industry and ensure all products are safe to eat, of consistent appearance, taste, and texture and take great pride in their work.
What you will Study On achievement of this qualification, learners will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of food industry regulations, raw materials and storage, microbiology, food science and the application of food technology. Learners will be able to contribute to health and safety and food safety management, technical and quality management, product development and costing and continuous improvement. Learners will be competent in core technical activities including the resolution of technical problems and conducting quality and sensory evaluation. Learners will also exhibit competence in the interpretation and analysis of technical information and data.
How you will Learn

You may be required to attend college sessions covering Modular requirements. These will be planned in advance.

You will have regular meetings with your assessor and gain technical experience on the job.

How you will be Assessed

Learners must achieve all mandatory units to achieve the qualification at a Pass grade. The units set out what learners need to know and need to do in order to perform effectively in their role at work. The learning outcomes are defined by assessment criteria and these criteria must be assessed successfully for a learner to achieve each unit.

You will produce/develop evidence building an electronic portfolio covering a range of methods (observations, work products, witness testimonies, projects, assignments and case studies). Your assessor will agree and arrange to observe you on site, working with you and your manager determining your level of knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Entry Requirements Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end-point assessment.
Attendance Expectations You may be required to attend college Attendance will be agreed in advance. You will be expected to meet at 6 – 8 weekly intervals with your assessor.
Fee Information

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

For cost to students aged 19 and over please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469 for details.

Further Study

On achievement of this qualification progression to a higher level of learning and achievement can be considered.

The qualifications that should be considered include:

• Management qualifications
• Food Science and Technology qualifications/foundation degree
• Food Safety and HACCP qualifications
• Health and Safety qualifications
• Quality Assurance or Auditing qualifications

Career Opportunities It has been designed to meet the growing need of the food industry for qualified people to fill key supervisory roles including production management, quality assurance and product development.
How to Apply

Please complete an apprenticeship application form or email your CV and Date of Birth to

If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111

For Further Details

For further information on the course costs for this apprenticeship, please contact the Business Development Team on 01924 789761 or

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Course Groups (W) Apprenticeship
Subject Area (W) Hospitality & Catering
Client Group (W) 16-18
Client Group (W) 19+
Client Group (W) Apprenticeships
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Information last amended: 21 February 2023 11:20

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