Bridgwater & Taunton College

Industry Approved Provider: Engineering Food Operations Meat & Poultry

BTC has a long history of training for the food and drink industry at our Cannington, Bridgwater and Taunton Campuses. Our superb facilities span from field to fork and our land-based training is now considered to be among the most exceptional in the country, providing students with state-of-the-art surroundings for learning and practicing their skills.

Rodway Farm, a 200 hectare mixed farm has a flock of 200 ewes of various breeds, a dairy herd of 250 high-yielding Holsteins and a state-of-the-art milking parlour, providing the most informative and relevant working experience.

Following a £1m refurbishment, our Quantock restaurant comprises an outstanding training facility within a full-scale restaurant and commercial kitchen. The restaurant opens to the public all year round, enabling learners to apply their knowledge in a live setting and to acquire teamwork and customer service skills. 

We have a highly skilled engineering team who deliver the Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer Standard from excellent facilities created specifically for the food manufacturing industry.

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College
Wellington Road

Tel: 01278 655111

Courses we offer

Butcher, Level 2

Butchery is one of the oldest crafts in the world, and is often where innovation meets tradition to create an industry full of character and camaraderie that plays a critical role in our social and economic future.

Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer, Level 3

Food and Drink Mechanical Maintenance Engineers will mainly work with mechanical and electrical equipment and production systems. Food and Drink Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineers will work with mechanical and electrical equipment plus highly automated programmable control systems.

Food & Drink Process Operator, Level 2

Process Operators work in the manufacturing sector of the food and drink industry. They may be employed in
a company that specialises one type of product, e.g. ready meals, soft drinks or confectionery, or in a company that makes a wide range of different products.

Food & Drink Technical Operator, Level 3

Food and Drink Technical Operators work in one of the largest, most dynamic and fastest growing sectors of industry.