Food and Drink Technology

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why Study a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Studying for a Foundation Apprenticeship gives you the chance to combine work based qualifications such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) or National Certificate (NC) with practical work experience in industry.

Who Can Apply?

The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Food and Drink Technology is for pupils to begin in S5 and to complete in S6.

Entry Requirements

Relevant subjects at National 5. It is recommended that you work towards achieving one or two by the end of S6.

Check individual college websites for specific entry requirements as they may vary.

Course Content

The National Progression Award in Food Manufacture at SCQF level 6 provides knowledge and an introduction to the skills that will help pupils to complete the work based units. It develops an understanding of the principles, structure, processes and procedures used in the Food and Drink Manufacturing industry.

REHIS Food Hygiene and Health and Safety courses are expected as standard in the industry and these qualifications are expected to both help learners undertake their work placement and increase employability.

National Progression Award (NPA) in Food Manufacture at SCQF Level 6:

SVQ Food and Drink Operations at SCQF Level 6 (5 units):

Qualifications Gained


2 years

What can I go on to next?

There are several progression routes after completing an FA in Food and Drink Technologies.

How To Apply

To apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship you should complete an application form through your school. You may be required to attend an interview and complete a relevant aptitude test.

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Offered By

The following colleges are offering this Foundation Apprenticeship: