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Advanced Higher Health and Food Technology (Course Code: C736 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 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?

This is at the discretion of the school or college, but you would normally be expected to have attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by the following courses, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

What will I study?

The course comprises two compulsory units and an assessment.

Health and Food Technology: Food for Health (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Health and Food Technology: Food Science, Production and Manufacturing (16 SCQF points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment (8 SCQF points)

The course assessment has two components worth 100 marks:

Component 1 – You will investigate a current food issue using your research skills. The project will have three stages; (1) a project proposal, (2) research and (3) analysis and evaluation.

The question paper will be set and externally marked by SQA.  

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass all 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 course assessments together.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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