Subject Information

Food is key to the survival of us all, and the safe production of high quality food that promotes a healthy lifestyle is top of today’s agenda. Production and distribution of food and related services, is the largest and most important economic activity in the world. The health and welfare of people everywhere depend on the reliable storage, successful processing and safe handling of all types of food.

Food professionals are in great demand and work in many occupations including industry (manufacturing, retailing and food service), universities and schools, government, research and development, quality assurance and food law enforcement. As well as animal farming and husbandry, agricultural service activities, fishing and the production process.

What our students say

Food Technology Student Maxime Garaby

Maxime Garaby

Coming from France to study at Bridgwater College allowed me to learn about a different culture and meet new people. Living in the on-site accommodation really helped me grow my independence, confidence and meet new friends. There are always activities, parties and games to get involved in. I now know that I want to progress further within the food technology industry, and hope to return to France and continue with my career.”

Maxime completed the Food Technology Certificate of Higher Education and plans to return to France to continue studying Food Technology.

Food Technology Student Magdalena Ziolkowska

Magdalena Ziolkowska

I previously worked in the food industry but wanted to learn more about food science. This course was perfect for me as it gave me the opportunity to study flexibly and gave me a good combination of practical and theoretical knowledge of food science. The course keeps up with the changes in the industry, and prepares you for advanced techniques which the industry requires; put into practice it will help me in my future career.”

Magdalena is studying Food Technology and Development Foundation Degree and hopes to return to work in the food industry on completion of her course.