Moulton College launches new food courses for September 2018

Moulton College is delighted to launch its new food and drink courses which will start in September 2018 at the College’s new Food and Drink Innovation Centre.

The centre, which is due to be completed next summer, will house a contemporary food technology teaching facility, a large conference room, a sensory room to test products and even a micro-brewery. The new courses available are a mix of post-16, university-level and part time, along with apprenticeships. Subjects include professional bakery, health and nutrition, food science and technology, food operations, HACCP, food safety and brewing, among others. Stephen Davies, Principal at Moulton College, said: “We are excited to start recruiting the next generation of food specialists to our new range of food and drink courses. “Food and drink manufacturing businesses across Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties have highlighted a real skills shortage which we aim to address. Our new Innovation Centre will help to equip students with the right skills to serve these businesses and to help drive the sector forwards.

“Moreover, local food companies will be able to make use the new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities which will allow them to carry out vital research and testing to improve existing products and develop new ones. “It is anticipated that we will contribute £15 million to the local economy by 2021 through this new provision and we aim to provide over 300 qualifications each year.”

Ian James, CEO at British Pepper and Spice in Northampton, commented: "British Pepper and Spice has always supported the drive for the new Innovation Centre. Now that the project is less than 12 months from opening, it's a really exciting time - not just for the students who will study there, but also the wealth of food and drink businesses in the county that will benefit from their expertise. "The success of companies like ours lies in developing and nurturing the right kind of talent and, with that now set to happen at Moulton College, our already flourishing sector can only go from strength to strength." Stephen Davies, concludes: “We’d like to invite anyone interested in our new food and drink courses to come and chat to us at one of our open events on Saturday 11th November (8.30am – 12) or Thursday 30th November (5pm – 7pm).”

For further information, please contact Moulton College on 01604 491 131 or email