Food Manufacture NPA SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This part time course is designed to enable you to develop an understanding of the principles of the food and drink manufacturing industry, its structures, processes and procedures.

The principal aims of the NPA in Food Manufacture are to:

  • Provide a background in food and drink processing that can then be applied to a range of products.
  • Provide a background in food and drink manufacture related to a range of food products.
  • Develop a basic working knowledge of Food and Drink Manufacturing as required by employers.
  • Develop knowledge of relevant legislation and how this impacts on the food and drink manufacturing industry.
  • Develop awareness of the commercial and social drivers that affect the food and drink industry.
  • Develop understanding of how sustainability issues affect the food and drink manufacturing industry locally and on a global scale.
  • Facilitate progression to employment or further training within the Food and Drink Industry.

Entry requirements

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There are four units each requiring 40 hours of study:

  • Food Manufacturing: Fundamentals of Food Science
  • Food Manufacturing: Food Production
  • Food Manufacturing: Commercial and Social Drivers
  • Food Manufacturing: Sustainability


Moray College UHI will supply any equipment or resources for the course.

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From August/September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course.
  • Part Time

Delivery can be either by on-line, coming into college or lecturer going into the workplace.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The progression route will depend on your job role and level of responsibility.

Is there more information available online?

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