Entry Level in Home Economics
Our Entry Level Home Economics qualification is an excellent way for students to demonstrate positive achievement and continuous achievement.
It is designed for students who typically have not reached Level 3 of the Northern Ireland Curriculum by the end of Key Stage 3 and for whom GCSE and equivalent vocational qualifications are not yet considered appropriate.
Students study nutrition, food choice, diet and health within the context of home and family. They also consider environmental and social issues like internet shopping, organic produce, diet-related illnesses, vegetarianism and waste disposal.
Through studying Home Economics, students develop self-confidence and skills in practical cookery and learn how to manage resources. They also learn how to think critically, evaluate information and make informed choices.
Entry Level Home Economics provides an excellent foundation for further study, especially for courses in Home Economics, Child Development, Health and Social Care and/or Hospitality and Catering. Many students with qualifications in Home Economics go on to have successful careers in catering, food production, food retailing and/or social care.