Bridgwater College

CertHE Food Technology

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, we’ve won multiple awards and always achieve top results, which makes us one of the best colleges in the South West. Study a specialist degree with us and be part of our growing international community of over 16,000 students. Enjoy our outstanding facilities – we recently invested £4 million into our agricultural facilities and £2 million into our new animal management centre.

UCAS course code
Institution code
1 year
Start date
January 2014, January 2015
Course type
Bridgwater College (Cannington Centre)

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • PFB115 Applied Microbiology

      This module links with the Quality Assurance and Food Processing and Preservation modules. It will give students an appreciation of the role of microbes in food spoilage and food poisoning, whilst at the same time highlighting the beneficial roles of microbes in food production.

    • PFB113 Food Analysis

      This module has many aspects, which relate directly to the Food Chemistry & Nutrition, Applied Microbiology and Food Processing and Preservation modules. In addition it will provide students with many skills that may be used not only in the food industry, but in other scientific/technological employment situations as well.

    • PFB102 Food Chemistry and Nutrition

      This module introduces students to the structures and functions of the major components of foods. It also covers the basic introduction to human nutrition. It compliments the modules in Food Analysis and Food Processing and Preservation.

    • PFB109 Food Processing & Preservation

      This module links with the Applied Microbiology and Quality Assurance modules. It will develop students¿ understanding of the methods used to manufacture and preserve a range of food products. It will further develop knowledge of food spoilage and food poisoning gained in the Applied Microbiology module.

    • PFB111 Information Processing & Statistics

      This module supports a range of other modules including Food Chemistry & Nutrition, Applied Microbiology and Food Analysis. The module will acquaint students from a variety of different backgrounds with statistical skills including data collection, analysis and significance testing in relation to the food industry.

    • PFB112 Quality Assurance

      This module links with the Applied Microbiology, Food Processing & Preservation and Food Chemistry & Nutrition modules. It will ensure that students understand concepts such as quality assurance and quality control and it will also explain the value of audit. Students will be introduced to subjective and objective testing as a means to ensure quality is maintained.

    Optional modules
    • PFB108 European Studies

      This Module develops a working knowledge of the European Union and an awareness of other European cultures.

    • PFB107 Project

      This module is intended to enable students to develop their skills in designing, researching, executing and communicating a scientific investigation. The topics investigated will, wherever possible, relate to real life issues and will simulate situations likely to be encountered in a working environment.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Fees & funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply to this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Bridgwater College

We know how important it is to land that first job after you graduate. We know you might want to learn in your local area. We know you may want to study a specialist degree – using unique facilities – that’s not available nationally. Which is why, through our Academic Partnerships, we collaborate with regional, national and international partners to create a hands-on learning experience that simply can’t be found on large university campuses. 

With 15 partner colleges and two partner institutions, the great work we’ve done with our partners won us the Queen’s Anniversary prize. And in 2005, we were awarded a £4.5 million grant to carry on the good work.

So, you get the best of both worlds. A supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by us. And, as well as the facilities and services your college provides, we’ll give you all the additional support and resources you need. You’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

One of our partners delivers this course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and full information on what student life is like there. 

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Bridgwater College
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Tel: +4412878455464

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This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

Plymouth University open days

You are also very welcome to attend a Plymouth University open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Bridgwater College

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