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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.

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Check out more than 800 other job profiles, the above list is just a selection of jobs where an interest in food could take you, there will be loads more!

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Examples of degree courses that relate to food:

Bath Spa University

University of Plymouth

Royal Agricultural University

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