Level 6 Higher Level Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Manufacture
Higher Level Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Manufacture (Honours Degree/Level 6)
The Level 6 Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) is a work-based programme. The programme aims to offer employees the opportunity to develop a strong technical background and so progress their employment in the agri-food industry. Apprentices earn while learning to gain a Honours Degree in Food and Drink Manufacture, validated by Ulster University.
The course is suitable for those who have completed a Foundation Degree in Food and Drink Manufacture, a Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture and Nutrition or equivalent qualification.
- Advanced food safety and fraud management
- Sustainable supply chains
- Research project
- Leading in a process environment
- Robotics and automation in the food industry
- Technical management
All six modules completed during the Apprenticeship will be assessed using coursework relevant to the Apprentice’s workplace.
Apprentices will be required to attend CAFRE on three occasions during the academic year; normally October, January and March.
Course Entry Requirements
Applicants must be about to take up or already be in paid employment in a food and drink manufacturing business in Northern Ireland.
Applicants must be working a minimum of 21 hours a week.
Applicants must satisfy Ulster University’s General Entrance Requirements and have attained a Foundation Degree in Food and Drink Manufacture, a Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture and Nutrition or an equivalent qualification, having achieved at least a Pass Grade at 50%.
They must also have achieved GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication and Level 2 Essential Skills in Application of Number (or equivalent) will be accepted in lieu of GCSE English Language and Mathematics.
Applicants will be required to successfully complete a 20 credit Bridging Studies module prior to entry on to this programme.
How to apply
If you are interested in enrolling on an Apprenticeship programme please speak to your agri-food employer. We welcome enquiries from companies based in Northern Ireland. Applications are made through the employer rather than on an individual basis.
Progression opportunities and career destinations
This programme may provide students with the opportunity to progress within their own organisation and to further their education through progression onto a Postgraduate/Master’s programme.
The course has been designed to meet demand within the food industry for qualified people to fill key management roles including production management, technical management, quality assurance and product development.
Loughry Campus aims to develop learners’ skills and competitiveness through education, training, business and technology programmes to meet the needs of the food industry.