Food, Nutrition and Textiles Education

Perth College UHI


Main Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The Food, Nutrition and Textiles Education degree is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career as a home economics teacher in a secondary school. This is a first for teacher education in Scotland, supported by the Scottish government, to train new home economics teachers. This contemporary programme is unique in Scotland, as it combines academic study in food, nutrition, textiles and education with vocational training as a teacher in secondary schools within the four year programme of study.

The programme has two pathways:
- Full four-year honours degree
- HNC Professional Cookery route into year two of the degree. Students from this group who do not have Higher English and National 5 Maths will be required to complete equivalent qualifications during their HNC year.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC including English and a science subject plus Maths at National 5, or Foundation Apprenticeship Food and Drink Technology plus Higher English and a science subject plus Maths at National 5, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Direct entry to year 2 is possible with HNC Professional Cookery with a B in Graded Unit.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display