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Food Technology and Management FDQ Diploma Level 3 at Duchy College

Course description

If you have a passion for food or science, or care about how your food is produced then the Level 3 Diploma in food Technology and Management is for you!  Food technology combines many aspects including a range of sciences, practical food production, design and technology so the course is challenging and stimulating.

Course content

During year one of the course you will study the production of a wide range of products including fruit and vegetable products, dairy products (cheese, cream, butter, yogurt and so on) and bakery products.  You will also study how to produce these foods safely, which will include microbiology and food safety issues.  Since we aim to be able to sell some of our produce you will learn about food labelling and packaging.  In year one you will also study the underpinning science behind food manufacturing.

In the second year of the course you will get the opportunity to learn about the production of meat and fish products which will give you a breadth of knowledge across the wider food sector.  You will also learn how to develop new products and will undertake a project linked to this, which may well be driven by one of our partner businesses.  During this second year you will learn some of the key management techniques so that you should be able to work at supervisor level and may work with year one students to supervise their work.

Throughout the course you will produce foods in our fantastic, registered food processing unit, where you will learn the importance of working to food industry standards.  You will also have the chance to visit a wide range of local food businesses to see how what you are learning is put into practise commercially.  Our friendly team of staff will help you develop your study skills so that you can achieve a high level if you choose.  This will also enable you to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Food Studies offered here at Duchy College.

Entry requirements

To gain entry to the course you should have a suitable level 2 qualification.  These include, 4 GCSE at grade A-C or a level 2 NVQ.

Future opportunities

Having completed the Diploma, you could start your career in the country's largest industry, working in dairy, meat, fish, bakery, fruit and vegetable or even the confectionery or beverage sectors.  You could chose to work in a laboratory or as a technical technologist or you might prefer to work in the production of foods.  The course aims to enable you to work at supervisor level although most companies will want you to undertake an induction before taking command of a production line.

Students who want to go on to higher education can continue their studies at Duchy College, by going on to the two year FdSc Food Studies and may, on successful completion, continue onto the final year of a relevant honours degree at the College. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Duchy College directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015
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