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Student Courses > Degree Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Manufacture (Level 6)


Food Courses

The food and drink industry is one of the largest employers in the UK and as such requires skilled personnel to ensure a consistent supply of quality product for discerning, quality conscious consumers.

In Northern Ireland food and drink businesses are the largest contributor to sales and employment within the overall  manufacturing sector.

The food industry is very competitive and is constantly changing and using technical innovations to meet consumer demands. As the world population increases, food technologists are challenged with developing innovative applications in biotechnology and processing of food as well as understanding the link between food, nutrition and health.

Courses found on this page are formal student courses. If you are looking for a short training course, you will find these here.

Find out more about the courses available to study in food; hear from staff, students and see around CAFRE here.

Careers in Food

Graduates are employed in a range of careers within the food industry these include;

  • Food Technologists
  • New Product Development Technologists
  • Technical/Quality Managers
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers
  • Packaging Technologists
  • Food Safety Auditors

Food Facilities

Food Careers

Loughry Campus has excellent specialist facilities to support food education including a dedicated food technology facility, innovation centre, packaging centre and laboratories. The Food Technology Centre features equipment and facilities for producing food to EU standards, incorporating four mini processing areas for meat, dairy, bakery, fruit and vegetable.