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Design and TechnologyFood Technology at Marlwood School

Course description

Food Technology provides you with exciting opportunities to develop your skills by combining designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding, creating quality outcomes and becoming informed users of products. Food Technology uses food science for the creation, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution of food products. As a food technologist you will be able to create foods that satisfy the increasing demand for meals, which look fantastic are nutritious, taste great and explore current issues (obesity levels, sustainability, seasonal/local produce).

Looking at the importance of adding value to a product to create consumer interest at a time when consumer needs are increasingly being met. During the course you will gain a deep understanding of the relationship between design in practice, (new product development), design in a human context,(diet and health), materials and components, (ingredients, nutrients their source and function), process and manufacture, (functional properties, food safety and hygiene) and marketing (promotion, packaging, labelling).

Entry requirements

It is helpful but not necessary to have studied a GCSE Design and Technology subject or Catering as would links with science.

English & Maths A*- C

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years