Transition to T Level in

Food Science

Supporting young people to progress onto and succeed on a T Level

The T Level Transition Programme provides a high-quality route onto T Levels, for students who would benefit from the additional study time and preparation that it will give them before they start their T Level. For those students who choose not to go on to a T-Level the course also provides a recognised qualification and the foundation to go on to a Food Apprenticeship.

What will I study?

This qualification is designed primarily for learners who wish to develop their food skills and understanding to support progression to further learning, develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area.

The qualification covers mandatory practical food skills and knowledge in areas like:

  • Mixing
  • Shaping
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Finishing
  • Presenting food products

Learners have a large choice of skills in the mandatory group of units, including general areas like:

  • Hygiene
  • Safety
  • Quality.

There will also be units in employability and enterprise skills and food industry knowledge to meet learning and development needs.

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at 3 or above including Maths & English

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 2 Certificate in Food Industry Skills
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Following the successful completion of the Transition to T-Level and the T-Level in Food Science, including roles such as Quality Assurance, Team Leadership, Technical management, Continuous Improvement officers, Food Operatives.