Foundation Apprenticeship – Food and Drink Technologies @ SCQF Level 6


This apprenticeship gives you the chance to learn about the principles of food science and food safety, from developing marketable food products for today’s consumer to the care, legislation and processes involved in creating those products. You will learn in a hands-on way, both in classroom and as part of a placement in a real work place.

To apply for this course, please click here.



Entry Requirements

There are no specific qualifications for this course, but applicants will go through a semiformal recruitment process and should be able to demonstrate their ability to work at SCQF level 6. There is a need for good English/Communication Skills to be successful on this course particularly at this level. Your application will be reviewed by people who know the course/industry well. You may be able to demonstrate this through National Qualifications, part-time employment or be able to demonstrate a genuine passion for this are of work – or a combination of.

NB: we may also refer to teachers in your school for a recommendation.

Additional Entry Requirements

You should decide if you want to do this course over a 1 year period and talk to pupil support staff about how this fits with your other options choices.

If you would like to talk to students who are currently undertaking the course or any of the teaching staff, get in touch with the Learning Provider Contact (see below).

If you decide you would like to opt for the course, you need to fill in a short application form. Once you have applied, you will be advised of the next steps.

Course Content

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and experience of food & drink production and its complex supply chain. You will be given an insight into the Fundamentals of Food Science, Food Production, Commercial and Social Drivers and Sustainability. An opportunity to delve into the background of food and drink manufacturing that can be applied to a range of food products, as well as knowledge of relevant legislation, awareness of the commercial and social drivers and the effect on the industry with regard to global sustainability issues. This course is inclusive of REHIS Food Hygiene and Health & Safety both of which are expected as standard in the industry. These certificates will help you in the work placement and increase your employability.

Here is a link to the framework which gives you a little more detail about each of the units you will study.

Course Contact Details

You must apply for this course via Dumfries and Galloway Council

For more information, please contact:

Learning Provider Contact:

Lesley Sloan, Education and Learning Directorate
01387 260092