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Food Industry Skills Advanced Apprenticeship

Duchy College Off-site LEVEL: 3 Food Technology & Production

A food manufacturing apprenticeship is the ideal way to earn money whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The provision is open to anyone aged 16+ years provided that you meet current eligibility.  An advanced apprenticeship is for people who have achieved a level 2 qualification e.g. 4 GCSEs or a level 2 apprenticeship or similar.

You must be fully employed in your chosen career path and hold a genuine interest in your area of work, demonstrating enthusiasm and a strong determination to succeed.  Food Manufacturing apprenticeships are available with a wide range of specialisms such as bakery, butchery, meat processing, dairy, fish and beverages.

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Ideal if:

You have completed a level 2 apprenticeship or equivalent.

Entry Requirements:

A related intermediate (level 2) apprenticeship qualification or other relevant level 2 qualification. Applicants with extensive prior experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered.

You should also have 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, or a level 1 functional skills qualification.

What You Will Learn:

This Advanced Apprenticeship is composed of three separate areas which are-

  • A food qualification specific to your area of the food industry
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Additionally, if you do not have GCSE English and maths, you will undertake functional skills.  Much of the learning on the course will take place at your place of work and will include the practical skills developed there and supported by your work place mentor and our team of tutors.

The food qualification is made up of a combination of units of study to create a bespoke learning plan and the areas on offer include butchery, bakery, dairy, fish and seafood and food manufacturing excellence.  Within these units you will study subjects such as food safety and HACCP (hazard analysis) systems.

Some of the learning will also take place in College, either at our Rosewarne campus or at Stoke Climsland in the Food Manufacturing Centre.


A range of work-based activities to help you build on your industry knowledge.

You’ll love:

Earning money whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.


Achieving an Advanced Apprenticeship would enable you to progress onto one of our degree courses or in your employment within the industry.


Food Industry Skills Advanced Apprenticeship

Start Date

This course is offered throughout the year, please contact us for the latest start dates.




1 year

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.