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Higher Health and Food Technology (Course Code: C736 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Health and Food Technology?

Health and Food Technology is a hands-on practical subject that is particularly suitable for those who are interested in cooking, food and health. The course will teach you how to prepare healthy food as part of a balanced diet, and how to make food choices that are good for your health.  It helps you to develop important skills such as creative thinking, problem solving, planning and organising.

The skills that you develop in Health and Food Technology are useful in many different career areas, such as food preparation and service, food and drink manufacturing, food science and technology and dietetics and nutrition.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, but you would normally be expected to have achieved:

What will I study?

In this course you will learn about the properties of food in relation to food production, processing and the development of food products. Issues that influence food choices are investigated to allow the consumer to make an informed decision.

The course consists of three compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Health and Food Technology: Food for Health (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Health and Food Technology: Food Product Development (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Health and Food Technology: Contemporary Food Issues (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has two components:

The question paper will assess your breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills accumulated across the course. The question paper will be set and marked by SQA.

The assignment will assess your application of knowledge, understanding and skills from across the units through a problem-solving approach. You will be asked to analyse and research information regarding a food or consumer issue and make food product(s).

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass all three units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course. 

What can I go on to next?

Successful completion of this course may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

Highers in a Nutshell - Health and Food Technology (CfE Higher)