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Food Technology and Management Level 3 Extended Diploma at Berkshire College of Agriculture

Course description

  • Employability – Training and qualifications for an industry with a current skills shortage
  • Strong links to local food industries provides a good mix of academic study with practical work
  • Tutors from industry provide a modern and ‘up-to-date’ programme
  • Compliments further studies in science, engineering or business

During the course you will cover various topics including Food Safety, Environmental Health, Food Production, Quality Assurance, New Product Development and Food Nutrition and Dietetics.

Course content

This course opens up opportunities to a wide variety of careers within the food industry such as new product development and manufacture, food testing, food tasting, quality assurance, marketing and distribution.

You will have the option to work towards additional certificates in health and safety, food safety (HACCP) and risk assessment.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and maths OR a Level 2 qualification plus GCSE grade C or above in English and maths.

Future opportunities

This course provides students with the opportunity to progress on to appropriate Foundation or Honours Degree programmes. 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.

Further information

All full-time students, aged between 16-18, will study GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English, if they don’t already hold an A*- C level GCSE in the subject. This is an integral part of their vocational study programme at BCA. Students over 19 are also encouraged to refresh and accredit their skills alongside vocational study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Berkshire College of Agriculture directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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