FoodWise Programme (Asdan Awards)

FoodWise Programme (Asdan Awards)

The FoodWise Short Course can be undertaken by young people of all abilities, mainly aged 19+.

It is ideal for students who are interested in cooking and enjoy learning in the classroom or in a kitchen setting.

Topics include cooking, budgeting skills, entertaining and working in the food industry.


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Who is it for?

Young people of all abilities, mainly aged 19+.

Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level. 

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level programme

  • Internally moderated

  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activity


Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.

This will contain:

  • a record of challenges completed, with supporting evidence for each challenge

  • recording documents, showing how learners have planned and reviewed their activities

  • summary of achievement, highlighting skills development

  • personal statement

Course Content

The FoodWise Short Course contains seven modules, each covering a different topic:

  • Healthy eating

  • Basic food safety

  • Food preparation and presentation

  • Cooking on a budget

  • Entertaining

  • The food industry

  • Practical cooking skills

Each learner will need their own copy of the Short Course student book or an e-portfolio login – this contains the challenge content and recording documents.