HEALTH & FOOD TECHNOLOGY
SCQF LEVEL 5 - National 5
Health and Food Technology focuses on health and the nutritional properties of food as well as developing safe, hygienic and informed practices in food preparation. It raises learners’ awareness of the importance of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. The course also develops learners’ knowledge and skills so they can become informed consumers.
1 Year full time/
Assignment - 60 marks (50%)
Written Question Paper - 60 marks (50%)
There is a cost attached to this course. TBC
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
The course will suit you if you have an interest in health, food and consumer issues. Through a mixture of independent and collaborative learning the knowledge and skills developed will prepare you for decisions required in learning, life and work. Using real-life situations, while taking account of local, cultural and media influences, you will develop investigative and problem-solving skills.
You will have the opportunity to be creative when researching, producing and testing your own food product to meet a specific brief.
The course comprises 3 main areas of study:
Food for Health: This unit aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the relationship between food, health and nutrition. Learners will also develop knowledge and understanding of dietary needs, for individuals at various stages of life. Through practical activities, the learner will produce and reflect on food products which meet individual needs.
Food Product Development: Pupils will develop an understanding of the stages involved in developing a new food product and will use their practical skills to develop, plan and manufacture a food product to meet specified needs.
Contemporary Food Issues: Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues affecting food choice. They will make informed food and consumer choices and develop
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
A genuine interest in pursuing a career in the food industry or the health sector.
This is at the discretion of the Principal Teacher but pupils would be expected to have attained one or more of the following:
• A level 4 Secure in Home Economics
Pupils must be able to demonstrate:
Basic food preparation techniques
Problem Solving strategies
what will you get?
A: Band 1; Band 2
B: Band 3; Band 4
C: Band 5; Band 6
D: Band 7
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
Most careers will benefit from your experience in practical cookery. Specifically, a career in catering, dietician, nutritionist, budget analysis, childcare, chefs and head cooks.
Some of the employability skills which are developed through practical cookery are:
Planning and Organisation:
During your practical tasks you will have to prepare ingredients and a food plan accordingly. Ensuring your workstation is kept clean and organised.
Working independently and demonstrating resilience in order to counter any issues you may need to resolve.
In order to follow a recipe, you will learn how to manage your time appropriately and multitask when necessary.
my world of work
This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.