Level 1 Food Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Knight

Food Technology will appeal to students who have a taste for food and design. This course offers a combination of practical cookery skills and new product development.

The course builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in Year 10, however there are no prerequisites. The emphasis is to continue to work on practical skills and increase the knowledge and understanding needed to design and create food products which are technically more advanced.

Students will be assessed on two main units of work. The first is to process a specified product to industry standard. The second unit of work is designing a two course sympathy meal with the perfect comfort food for a member of the wider community.

This course requires a high level of commitment, as all the practical work for NCEA is assessed in class. There is a large proportion of research and design which must be completed out of school.


Level 2 Food Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$100 for ingredients and consumables

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91046 v3 Generic Technology 1.3 - Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief
A.S. 91049 v4 Generic Technology 1.6 - Demonstrate understanding of how materials enable technological products to function
A.S. 91082 v4 Processing Technologies 1.60 - Implement basic procedures to process a specified product
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Dietitian, Nutritionist, Food Technology, Food Science, New product design, Food Engineering, Public health, Quality Assurance, Food Critic, Food Stylist, Cake Decorator, Product Promotion, Hospitality, Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bar Tender, Front of House, Caterer, Housekeeper, Cafe Manager, Hotel/ Motel Receptionist, Food marketing, Barista., Catering, Food, Cafe, Barista, Dietitian, Carer, Life Skills, Bartender, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.