Food Science and Technology - HNC 

Course Overview

Please note this course is no longer running.

Course Content

The programme consists of seven modules, which are valued at 10 to 20 credits, this includes a work-based project, which involves student centred learning with tutorial support.

The course provides a good broad-based level of technical knowledge for people normally involved in just one area of the food industry. Credit accumulation of modules enables students with this HNC to join the second year of the part-time BSc (Hons) Food Science & Technology degree course.

This programme introduces the student to basic skills and knowledge required to progress in the food industry in many fields such as, food microbiology, raw material technology, food chemistry, human nutrition and biochemistry. Students can further enhance their potential worth with the introduction to communication and information technology module, which provides the student with the skills required to formulate and present presentations with the aid of software packages available.

Career Potential

This HNC is a nationally recognised qualification that improves promotion prospects and career development in areas of food production, quality assurance, product development, and technical sales.

The qualification also provides a route to further study such as part-time degree courses e.g. the BSc (Hons) Food Science & Technology.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a Suitable background in the food industry and/or appropriate educational profile

Students without these formal qualifications but who have relevant experience are actively encouraged to apply.


Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Course Length:
Two years part-time.
Students attend UWIC for one day per week for 30 weeks.

Assessment comprises a mixture of assignments, practical reports, presentations, and end of module examinations. Weighting of each individual component may vary from module to module. All students produce a personal development plan, which is an assessed piece of work.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates are selected for this course on the basis of an application form and an interview.


Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the UWIC Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6010 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Lydia Davies:
Tel: 029 2041 6445

See Also:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences Website