Accreditation Schemes

As an independent organisation upholding standards and promoting professionalism in the food sector, IFST are in a prime position to offer external accreditation of schemes and courses.

Accreditation of degree programmes

We accredit Bachelors and Masters degree courses in food science and technology and closely related subjects. Accredited programmes go through a thorough assessment process and are reviewed every five years. Students looking for the best food science and technology degree should check out our list of accredited programmes

Sensory training accreditation

Our Sensory Training Accreditation scheme is available for foundation and intermediate level courses.  We aim to to develop the scheme for advanced level. Basic guidelines are also available for Acceptance Testing and Quality Assurance training.

Short course recognition scheme

We are developing proposals to 'recognise' short food science and technology related courses. This recognition scheme will primarily be aimed at larger training providers, larger food companies running their own in house training courses and universities and HE/FE colleges operating external training courses.