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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.

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

Food Tech Qualification Specification

Food Tech Assessment Details

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Available support guides for this standard to help you and your learners.

Information for apprentices

Support documents are there to help prepare apprentices for the End-point Assessment (EPA).






FDQ Guide to EPA

The Guide to EPA was created to give all parties guidance, support and a full understanding of the Level 3 Food Technologist Apprenticeship Standard EPA requirements.

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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 859 1266 or email us at

To find out exactly what’s involved in an FDQ end-point assessment download the End-point Assessment Guide below.

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