Our Level 6 degree apprenticeships offer a route into higher education while providing the opportunity to enhance learners career prospects within the food and drink industry.
We offer a range of degree apprenticeships, including three programmes developed as part of the Manufacturing Manager standard, which have been carefully designed to develop core skills, knowledge and behaviors linked to a range of job roles. We also offer a Food Industry Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship and a Food and a Drink Advanced Engineer Apprenticeship, designed as industry specific programmes supporting trainee or existing managers wishing to develop their career further.
Upon successful completion apprentices can progress to a Master's Degree Apprenticeship, which could lead to potential promotion opportunities to a variety of senior roles in Engineering Management, Technical or Quality Management, Process Development or New Product Development Management, Production Management, Supply Chain Management and more.
Degree Apprenticeships can be accessed by school or college leavers, or employees already in employment. Individuals who hold relevant modules from a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma can progress onto a Degree Apprenticeship “top up”.
Food Industry Technical Professionals ensure the safety and quality of food products. This includes improving existing products and launching new products, working with operational teams to develop good practices and procedures, and developing good relationships with internal and external customers.
Food and Drink Advanced Engineers deliver efficient, effective, and high performance food and drink production processes and systems, many of which are specific to the industry. Their focus is on developing and designing improved production systems, which are safe to operate and environmentally sustainable.
This apprenticeship is for those working with and providing consultative and technical advice to farmers and growers to help them support their crop husbandry, based on scientific thinking, environmental requirements, and in line with legislation and policy.
Apprenticeship frameworks and standards are assigned to a funding band by the Government. Charges are listed below for Apprenticeships underpinned by standards. These are subject to any changes made by the Government to published funding rates as defined here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-funding-bands.
For further information on NCFM’s charges for Apprenticeship provision please contact Sharon Green on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01406 493000.
|Level||Duration||Programme||Band Maximum /Charge|
|7||2-2.5 years||Master’s Degree Apprenticeship - underpinned by MSc||£18,000|
|6||4 years||Degree Apprenticeship - underpinned by BSc (Hons)||£27,000|
|6||18-24 months||Degree Apprenticeship – ‘top up’ from Foundation Degree||Charge - £14,000|
|5||3 years||Higher Apprenticeships||£27,000|
Non-Levy Paying Employers should contact the National Centre for Food Manufacturing directly to check the availability of Education and Skills Funding Agency funded Apprenticeship places for smaller employers. Where funded places are available, eligible businesses are required to contribute to 10% of the above charge. There is an exception for businesses employing fewer than 50 people where Apprentices aged 16 to 18 at the start of their programme can be fully funded.
From April 2019 for new apprentices starting a programme non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’. You will now pay 5% towards the cost of apprenticeship training. The government will pay the rest (95%) up to the funding band maximum. If you are an employer with less than 50 employees and the Apprentice has been in the care of the local authority, meeting certain criteria, and/or has an Educational and Health Plan, you may be eligible for full costs.
A number of our programmes are also available as stand-alone qualifications to provide access to non-levy funded or self-funded students.