The food and drink manufacturing sector is a big industry and of high importance in Scotland; it employs around 40,000 people and generates sales of around £9 billion. A current skills shortage means that there are excellent employment prospects for those who want to train in this career area.
The sector offers good opportunities who enjoy:
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Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.
The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one with a value of 6 SCQF credit points.
You will learn about
Where will I take the course?
You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.
You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.
Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.
You may be able to progress to:
Further study, training or employment in: