HOME ECONOMICS

INTRODUCTION

HOMEECONOMICSHealth, Food, Technologies and Textiles is a subject where the inter-relationships between foods, diet, health, consumer education and technology are studied within the context of the home and family.
The HFTT Department aim to progress students by allowing them to explore their health in a practical context as well as understanding and making reasoned choices about diet and food.
Students will build confidence through the development of practical food skills. Students will enhance their life skills such as problem solving and decision making through first-hand experience in the classroom setting.

 

LEVELS OFFERED

S1 Compulsory HFTT S2 Inter-Disciplinary S3 Elective National 3, 4 & 5
  • Food Hygiene & Safety
  • Nutrition & Dietary Targets
  • Design Technology
  • £25 contribution towards food costs
  • 8 weeks
  • Practical Cookery
  • £12 contribution towards food costs
  • Hospitality pathway
  • Health Food Technology Pathway
  • £60 contribution towards food costs

 

  • Hospitality £100 contribution
  • Health Food Technology £60 contribution

KEY SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Perseverance

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Chef/Cook/Food Preparation
  • Baker/Confectioner
  • Conference & Events Manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Play leader/Nursery Assistant
  • Food Scientist/Technologist
  • Fabric Cutter
  • Textile Designer/Costume Maker
  • Teacher/Tutor/Demonstrator
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Hotel Receptionist/Manager
  • House Keeping Manager/Room Attendant
  • Food Writer

What Can I do? – College Examples

  • NC hospitality, Food Preparation & Cookery
  • Professional Cookery
  • HNC Events Management
  • Diploma Fashion, Textile & Costume
  • Introduction to Health & Social Care/Child & Young People’s Settings
  • NC Early Education & Childcare
  • HNC Food Technology

What Can I do? – University Examples

  • BSc Nutrition
  • BA/HND Hospitality & Management
  • HND/BSc Food Technology
  • BA Hospitality & Tourism
  • BSc Biological Science (Food & Beverage Science)
  • BA Textile Design
  • BA Early Education/Childcare
  • BA Business & Marketing