Level 3 Diploma

Food Technology and Management

This course involves a variety of topics including a range of sciences, practical food production, design and technology.

You can gain additional certificates such as health and safety, food safety, risk assessment and HACCP. This ensures that you will be fully prepared for a wide range of food related careers.

On successful completion, you can progress onto a degree or go directly into industry where demand for technically qualified staff grows every year.

What will I study?

  • Nutrition
  • New product development
  • Introduction to food manufacture
  • Quality assurance (food testing)
  • Dairy and food technology
  • Food chemistry
  • Food microbiology
  • Food and raw materials
  • Food safety
  • Butchery
  • Bakery
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Food safety
  • Environmental Health
  • Food production
  • Quality assurance
  • New product development
  • Food nutrition and dietetics

Student Profile
Summer Hibberd

Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology and Management  

Next step: BSc Food Science and Technology  

Ambition: Product development or quality assurance 

“I’m interested in food manufacturing so studying at Reaseheath was an easy choice – there are no another colleges with such fantastic facilities and so many contacts with businesses in the food sector. 

“I studied food technology at school but I wanted to learn more about manufacturing processes and the science which drives them. Apart from the academic side I’ve enjoyed stewarding at the International Cheese Awards and working with school pupils involved in our ‘field to fork’ project. I also achieved extra industry recognised qualifications which will help build my CV. 

“I’m fascinated by new products and scan the supermarket shelves to see what’s on trend. My dream job would be with an international company like Mondelez, which manufactures big brand confectionary and snack foods.”