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Level 3 Food Technologist End-point Assessment

Food Technologists work to ensure food products are safe to eat and of consistent quality. Roles exist throughout the food supply chain for qualified food technologists. Their food science skills are in demand from growers, food manufacturers and retailers.

The Food Technologist apprenticeship may open up future career opportunities as a Technical, Quality Assurance or Product Development Manager.

The end-point assessment (EPA) for the Food Technologist apprenticeship includes the following three elements:

  • A written knowledge test answered through a combination of multiple-choice questions and short answer questions

  • A work-based and job-related workplace project, culminating in a written report and presentation

  • A professional dialogue and interview, lasting between 45-60 minutes.

The three EPA components must be taken in order, with the project and interview taking place towards the end of the 12 week end-point assessment period.

To view the qualification specification please click here

The standard charge for EPA is 15-20% of the IfATE maximum funding rate, to view FDQ's Fee's Policy click here

Find Out More

To find out exactly what’s involved in the apprenticeship and end-point assessment download the Level Food Technologist Standard and assessment plan here

If you’d like to discuss the food technology end-point assessment or the mandatory qualification of this apprenticeship, the Level 3 Diploma in Food Technology, why not call one of our friendly EPA team on 0113 3970 395 or email us at

Take a look at our helpful guides below


Why FDQ?

As food specialists FDQ understand highly regulated environments like the food industry. This means we provide the level of service you and your apprentices need. For example, we know you’ll often need to consider shift patterns, health and safety requirements and production targets when planning end-point assessments. That’s why our EPA service is 24/7 – to give you maximum flexibility to schedule an assessment that won’t disrupt your day to day operation.

Being an awarding as well as end-point assessment organisation means we can also offer the mandatory qualification that forms part of this apprenticeship. Having everything in one place makes managing an apprenticeship programme so much simpler for everyone.

Added to that all FDQ’s independent examiners are experts in their field. Many have experience with major food manufacturers, so they have in-depth knowledge of the food production environment. This means they’ll be able to guide you and your apprentice through the EPA process, so there’s no nasty surprises. You’ll also have access to our extensive support materials, such as preparation guides and mock exams. It all helps to give your Food Technologist apprentice the best chance of success.