Food (GCSE only)

The Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE combines the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.

It helps you develop cooking techniques, as well as knowledge of food traditions and kitchen safety. 

The course gives you a range of skills, like planning and organising, working independently, understanding and applying science and even creative skills.

It can lead to a wide range of careers. For example you could be designing new ice cream flavours, or working in a hotel, restaurant or tourist attraction. 

You could also be working in distribution or retail for a supermarket or advising people about healthy eating as a nutritionist. Food tech combines well with biology, chemistry and business studies.

Do a free, short, online course to find out more about food (looks great on your CV too!)

Or view other free online courses related to food

Examples of apprenticeships that relate to food:

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Examples of vocational courses at college

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Examples of degree courses that relate to food:

Bath Spa University


Bournemouth University


University of Plymouth


Royal Agricultural University

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BBC Bitesize Career Videos

You can watch a great series of videos of young people who are working in jobs that use food the BBC Bitesize website.

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