CertHE Food Technology - Course overview
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This course is delivered by one of our partner institutions. Please visit their website for course details and the latest information about entry requirements, tuition fees and bursaries. Information about teaching and assessment methods, facilities and support services, the library, computing, social, sports and recreational activities is also available on the College's own website, along with details about accommodation, childcare and open days.

The College is a Plymouth University partner, through Academic Partnerships. This network of learning providers brings the opportunity to local communities across the South West to study for Plymouth University awards.
Bridgwater College

bridgwater college logoSituated in the rural county of Somerset, Bridgwater College has an outstanding national reputation and is an award-winning Beacon College with a prestigious list of official accolades; four Centres of Vocational Excellence Awards and no less than 11 Beacon awards. Our National Beacon College status acknowledges outstanding performance in teaching and learning.

Every year some 600 students come to Bridgwater College to pursue their university-level education on a full- or part-time basis. The appeal for many of these students is the quality of teaching and the learning environment on offer, together with excellent facilities that include a dedicated Land-based Studies campus at nearby Cannington, comprising a commercial farm, equestrian centre, animal management centre, golf course and historic walled gardens. In addition, we combine the best qualities of a further education college and a university: small class sizes, tutorial support which the QAA described as ‘exemplary’, and a secure, welcoming environment.

Bridgwater College is results-driven and our students regularly attain high levels of achievement. All of our well qualified, friendly, approachable staff are committed to helping each student achieve their full potential. Through strong partnerships with universities in the South West, like Plymouth University, we can ensure a seamless transition for students wishing to progress to honours degree level.

​Contact Details

Course Enquiries
Bridgwater College
Bath Road
Somerset TA6 4PZ
Tel: +44 (0)1278 441234

How to apply

All undergraduate applications for full-time courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). For more information about making an application, please visit the UCAS website. The UCAS institution code for this course is P60.
All undergraduate applications for part-time courses are made directly to the partner institution.

Start date



Cannington Centre for Land-based Studies
Rodway Hill
Studying with our Partner Colleges
UPC Faculty partners range from large Further Education Colleges with a broad mix of students and courses, to smaller specialist institutions with unique facilities. Colleges offer an experience uniquely different to what can be found on large university campuses. As a student you will benefit from a supportive learning environment in a small friendly community. However your course will be of the same high quality and standard as all university courses and your qualification will be awarded by Plymouth University.

You can take advantage of the facilities and services that your local College provides and the additional support and resources available from the University. At the start of your course, you will be given a university computing account that will enable you to access a wealth of electronic resources and study guides.

Every UPC Faculty student is automatically a member of UPSU – the University of Plymouth Students' Union.

University of Plymouth Colleges Faculty
Plymouth University works in partnership with colleges, schools and other organisations throughout the South West to offer you the opportunity to study in your local area, or to attend specialist courses not widely available nationally. A range of vocational courses from honours degrees, foundation degrees and HND/HNCs to University short courses and CPD awards are provided via the University of Plymouth Colleges Faculty (UPC) partnership.

Our courses are designed in close collaboration with employers combining academic study with work-based learning to equip you for a job in your chosen industry.

Foundation degrees are equivalent to the first two years of a full-time undergraduate degree and usually take two years to complete, when studied full-time. Many of our courses are available on a part-time basis which makes them particularly suitable for students with other commitments, such as work or family.

Further study and progression opportunities
Many of our foundation degree graduates take advantage of the progression opportunities and go on to study for a related honours degree at Plymouth University, usually with just one further year of study (please note there is a progression application deadline and places may be subject to availability).