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Food Technology: Food Technician

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Course Overview:

Embark on a culinary journey into the world of Food Technology as a Food Technician. This course is designed to provide aspiring food enthusiasts with the essential knowledge and practical skills required to thrive in the dynamic field of food technology. Participants will delve into the science behind food production, explore food safety and hygiene protocols, and gain hands-on experience in food processing techniques and quality control measures.

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Acquire a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of food science and technology, including food composition, structure, and properties.
  • Develop proficiency in food safety and hygiene practices, including hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles, to ensure the production of safe and high-quality food products.
  • Gain practical experience in food processing techniques such as cooking, baking, fermentation, and preservation, while adhering to industry standards and regulations.
  • Master the art of sensory evaluation and quality control methods to assess the taste, texture, aroma, and appearance of food products and ensure consistency in quality.
  • Familiarise themselves with food packaging materials, technologies, and labelling requirements to ensure product integrity, safety, and compliance with legal standards.
  • Cultivate effective communication and teamwork skills to collaborate with colleagues, suppliers, and regulatory agencies in the food industry.


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Food Technology: Food Technician is a comprehensive course that delves into the science, technology, and practices involved in food production and processing. From understanding the principles of food chemistry and microbiology to mastering food preservation methods and packaging techniques, participants will explore every facet of the food manufacturing process. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical demonstrations, students will develop the skills necessary to work as competent and proficient food technicians in various food production settings.

Food Technology: Food Technician Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction to Food Technology

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Food Technology
  • Lesson 2: Role and Responsibilities of a Food Technician
  • Lesson 3: Food Safety Regulations and Standards

Module 2: Food Safety and Hygiene

  • Lesson 1: Principles of Food Safety
  • Lesson 2: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Lesson 3: Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Practices

Module 3: Food Production and Processing

  • Lesson 1: Food Production Methods and Techniques
  • Lesson 2: Food Preservation and Packaging
  • Lesson 3: Quality Control in Food Manufacturing

Module 4: Food Chemistry and Microbiology

  • Lesson 1: Basic Food Chemistry Principles
  • Lesson 2: Microorganisms in Food Spoilage and Preservation
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Foodborne Illnesses and Contamination

Module 5: Food Analysis and Testing

  • Lesson 1: Laboratory Techniques for Food Analysis
  • Lesson 2: Sensory Evaluation and Quality Assurance
  • Lesson 3: Testing for Nutritional Content and Allergens

Module 6: Food Labelling and Legislation

  • Lesson 1: Labelling Requirements and Regulations
  • Lesson 2: Claims and Declarations on Food Labels
  • Lesson 3: Compliance with Food Labelling Laws

Module 7: Food Technology in Product Development

  • Lesson 1: Developing New Food Products
  • Lesson 2: Market Research and Consumer Preferences
  • Lesson 3: Scaling Up Production and Commercialisation

Module 8: Food Safety Auditing and Compliance

  • Lesson 1: Conducting Food Safety Audits
  • Lesson 2: Regulatory Compliance and Inspections
  • Lesson 3: Corrective Actions and Continuous Improvement

Module 9: Food Sustainability and Ethics

  • Lesson 1: Sustainable Food Production Practices
  • Lesson 2: Ethical Considerations in Food Technology
  • Lesson 3: Reducing Food Waste and Environmental Impact

Module 10: Career Pathways and Professional Development

  • Lesson 1: Job Opportunities in Food Technology
  • Lesson 2: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Lesson 3: Networking and Professional Associations

Who Should Take This Course:

This course is ideal for individuals who are passionate about food and interested in pursuing a career in food technology or food production. It is suitable for:

  • Aspiring food technicians seeking to gain foundational knowledge and practical skills in food science and technology.
  • Food industry professionals, including quality assurance technicians, production assistants, and laboratory technicians, looking to enhance their expertise and advance their careers.
  • Culinary enthusiasts and home cooks interested in exploring the science behind food production and processing techniques.
  • Students or graduates in food science, nutrition, or related fields seeking practical training and hands-on experience in food technology.
  • Entrepreneurs and food business owners aiming to develop a deeper understanding of food production processes and quality control measures to improve their product offerings.

Who is this course for?

  • This Food Technology: Food Technician course is perfect for :

    • Individuals who are unsure where to start on their learning journey.
    • Anyone looking to enrich their portfolio with exclusive and sought-after skills.
    • Those who value practical advice and sound judgement in their professional endeavours.
    • Students eager to expand their expertise and broaden their horizons.


Enrolling in this captivating Food Technology: Food Technician course doesn't require any prerequisites. However, we highly recommend that you be at least 19 years old and possess basic English and computer literacy skills.

This Food Technology: Food Technician course is open to anyone, regardless of academic background or official qualifications. All you need is access to a smart device that can connect to the internet, and you're ready to embark on your learning journey.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.