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. 

QUALIFICATION

National 5

DURATION

1 Year full time/

160 hours

COURSEWORK

Assignment - 60 marks (50%)

EXAM

Written Question Paper - 60 marks (50%)

COST

There is a cost attached to this course. TBC

TEACHERS

Mrs Godsman

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

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

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

SKILLS NEEDED:

Pupils must be able to demonstrate:

  • Basic food preparation techniques

  • Independent working

  • Problem Solving strategies

  • Literacy Skills

what will you get?

A: Band 1; Band 2 

B: Band 3; Band 4 

C: Band 5; Band 6 

D: Band 7 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

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. 

Problem Solving: 

Working independently and demonstrating resilience in order to counter any issues you may need to resolve. 

Time Management: 

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. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

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Cooking Class

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Nutritional Cooking