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AS Design & Techology (Food Tech) at The Beacon School

Course description

At AS, students will have the opportunity to study nutrition, design and making in the socail context. Knowledge of food science and of a wide range of materials and components used in the making of food products will be devleoped. Students develop and solve current issues relating to the design and manufacute of food products. They will gain an understanding of industrial and commercial practices within the are of Food Technology. At A2, the specification offers students the opportunity to further develop the knowledge and practical skills from AS in a more industrial context. Students will cntinue to develop design work alongside an understanding of food science. processes and commerical food manufacture.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Art and Design and Computing or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Design and Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of and design, technology, architecture or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to design and technology such as an Architect, Carpenter or Computer Technician. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will encourage you to explore your creative mind and help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Beacon School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year