Health and Food Science


City of Glasgow College, City Campus


SCQF Level 6


Year 1
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Plus 1st week in June, if required (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.00pm)

Year 2
Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm shared between college and work placement
(*May be subject to change)

Course Outline Entry Requirements Course Content Progression

Course Outline

This apprenticeship gives you the chance to learn about the principles of food science and food safety, from developing marketable food products for today’s consumer to the care, legislation and processes involved in creating those products. You will learn in a hands-on way, both in classroom and as part of a placement on a real work place.

Designed to equip the students with the knowledge and experience of food & drink production and its complex supply chain. They will be given an insight into the Fundamentals of Food Science, Food Production, Commercial and Social Drivers and Sustainability. An opportunity to delve into the background of food and drink manufacturing that can be applied to a range of food products, as well as knowledge of relevant legislation, awareness of the commercial and social drivers and the effect on the industry with regard to global sustainability issues. This course is inclusive of REHIS Food Hygiene and Health & Safety both of which are expected as standard in the industry. These certificates will help students in the work placement and increase their employability.

Entry Requirements

Candidates intending to leave school at the end of S6 with minimum of one or more Highers in relevant subject areas. Essential criteria as follows:
• Achieved or working towards Higher (A-C) in relevant subject areas – English, Maths, Business (A-C) by end of S6

Course Content

National Progression Award in Food Manufacture
• Food Manufacturing: Fundamentals of food science • Food Manufacturing: Food Production
• Food Manufacturing: Commercial and Social Drivers • Food Manufacturing: Sustainability
• REHIS Food Hygiene: Elementary
• REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Certificate

SVQ in Food and Drink Operations (Part of)
• Develop Productive Working Relationships with Colleagues
• Interpret and Communicate Information and Data in Food and Drink Operations
• Contribute to Continuous Improvement of Food Safety in Manufacture
• Develop a New Product in a Food Business
• Promote and Support Creative Thinking in a Food Business


• Modern Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Operations
• HNC/D in at college
• University