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Food Technology at Island Innovation VI Form Campus

Course description

Food technology students will be able to gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the arena of Food. You will gain valuable experiences that will allow you to be creative and inventive with food and ingredients through practice and experimentation. Candidates are given the opportunity to develop and solve a problem relating to food design and making in the coursework, whilst the examinations test knowledge, understanding and design skills.

Course content

AS outline Candidates study nutrition and design & make of food products. Knowledge of food science and the wide range of materials and components used in the making of food products are also developed. Unit 1 (FOOD1) Materials, Components and Application Unit 2 (FOOD2) Learning Through Designing and Making. A2 Outline; At A2, candidates build further upon the knowledge and practical skills gained at AS level. Candidates continue to develop design work, alongside an understanding of food science, processes and commercial food manufacture (the latter being focused upon in much more detail than at AS, where it is not a requirement of the coursework): Unit 3 (FOOD3) Design and Manufacture Unit 4 (FOOD4) Design and Making Practice.

Entry requirements

C grade GCSE in Food technology or GCSE B grade technology in another D&T subject (to show understanding of the design process) together with catering or Food handling and hygiene level one certificate. Maths and science GCSE would also aid understanding of technical aspects of the course.

Future opportunities

Successful students will be able to progress onto further education courses related to the food industry such as catering and the hospitality industry. Related practical careers include restaurant chef, food preparation, nutrition, hospitality etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Island Innovation VI Form Campus directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September