Advanced Higher Health and Food Technology (Course Code: C836 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.

Career Pathways

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Animals, Land and Environment

Health and Medicine

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Manufacturing Industries

Science and Maths


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 areas of study.

Food for Health

You will:

Food Science, Production and Manufacturing

You will:

How will I be assessed?

Course Assessment

The course assessment has two components totalling 100 marks:

Component 2 – 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. The project component will be marked externally by SQA.

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

Study Materials

SQA Past Papers Health and Food Technology Advanced Higher
SQA Specimen Health and Food Technology Advanced Higher Question Paper

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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