This Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) will give you the chance to develop the skills and knowledge needed to enter a career in the food and drink industry. This is a 14 month course that is studied over two afternoons per week: Tuesday and Thursday. Placement will be carried out during holiday periods.


  • Team working skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management
  • School Transition Form
  • 3 National 5s at grade C or above, In Maths and/or a science subject 
  • You must be capable of working at SCQF Level 6 (Higher) and be planning to study a minimum of one Higher whilst in S5 
  • An excellent attendance record in school
  • You will be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session.

FAs are accepted by colleges and universities as part of their entry requirements. For full details, check out

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  • Food technologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Food and drink research
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  • Quality technician
  • Technical manager
  • Production manager
  • Engineering