Nurturing Future Careers

Love Food Love Science gives secondary school teachers access to credible food science and technology teaching resources and mentoring support.

It is provided free by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), a professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. IFST is an independent membership body, supporting food professionals through knowledge sharing and professional recognition.

We created Love Food Love Science to engage, encourage, motivate and share information about food science and technology with those in the teaching profession, with resources providing practical applications meeting genuine need in the classroom.

We are passionate about food science and technology, and we want to pass on our excitement by helping teachers deliver engaging and relevant lessons. Opening young people’s eyes to the range of interesting and rewarding food science and technology careers.

Possible Career Routes

Preparing your students for the next step of their career.

These new 2 year courses are taken after GCSEs, and are broadly equivalent to 3 A Levels.


These courses provide several progression options for students; preparing them for entry into skilled employment, apprenticeships or higher education through knowledge-based learning and on-the-job experience through an industry placement of at least 315 hours.


Students who complete a T Level receive a nationally recognised certificate outlining their grades and achievements. This can be used for UCAS tariff points for progression into higher education.

Apprenticeships combine study with practical training in a job. This provides young people with the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and gain job-specific skills within the role.


There are four levels of apprenticeship: intermediate, advanced, higher and degree. An apprenticeship may take between 1 – 5 years to complete, depending on the level.

Higher education qualifications include diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.


These can be completed as full-time courses or part-time courses, depending on the student’s needs.


Higher education helps young people progress into their future careers through specialist studies, providing a more complex understanding into the chosen discipline.


Looking for Apprenticeships?

Find opportunities for your students


Discover jobs, apprenticeships and learn about the sectors within the industry


Discover job roles within science and technology in the food sector

The food industry covers a variety of sectors, from agriculture to food engineering, from marketing to research and development and more.

Teaching Resources

Explore our comprehensive collection of educational materials and research articles that align with the latest advancements in food science.  Our aim is to help create an inspiring and interactive learning environment, empowering in fostering the next generation of experts in food science and technology.