Foundation Apprenticeship
Food and Drink Technologies

Length: Academic year - 2 x double period per week or 1 day per week                    (minus exam leave: August-March)

Years: S5 & S6

Students are supported in taking a product from concept to implementation. They will learn hands-on growing skills and the fundamentals of marketing, research and development, where they will identify their target audience and then devise a marketing plan to sell their products.

This course includes visits to local farms and food related businesses as well as talks and demonstrations from entrepreneurs.

Students will gain an understanding of strategic planning, logistics and distribution as well as experiencing different media outlets and e-commerce.

This is a fantastic way for students to work individually and in groups, enjoying the outdoors, boosting creativity and self esteem.

What is a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Work-based Learning (assessed throughout the year, not on exams)

National 5 and Higher Education

Gain Industry Recognised Qualifications

Pathways to Modern Apprenticeship or Employment

Equivalent to 2 Higher Qualifications or more


Please register your interest in a Foundation Apprenticeship in Food and Drink Technology using this form. Please fill out these details:

Once you have hit "Send", we will get back in touch with your school to follow up your interest.

Many Thanks for contacting us,

Farmer Jones Academy

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Bespoke Courses

We can also design a bespoke course based on your requirements.

Here is an example of a course we can design and tailor to your needs:

Masterclass Course

Length: 12-week taster sessions - 1 x double period per week

Years: S3 & S4

The Masterclass Course provides a condensed version of the full academic employability course above, allowing younger pupils a taster of the more in-depth course when they come to make subject choices.

During these courses, students will gain the skills and confidence to think and act like entrepreneurs. They each include elements of team building and access to industry networks throughout the north of Scotland.


Contact us for more info.