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Level 3 Diploma in Food, Science and Nutrition at The Rodillian Academy

Course description

The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition consists 4 units, 2 of which are mandatory and 2 which are optional.

Unit 1: Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups (mandatory)

Unit 2: Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat.(mandatory)

Unit 3: Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems (optional)

Unit 4: Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition (optional)

Course content

You will complete three units: two mandatory and one optional.

The first mandatory unit will enable you to demonstrate and understanding of the science of food safety, nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts, and through on-going practical sessions, to gain practical skills to produce quality food items to meet the needs of individuals.

The second mandatory unit will allow you to develop your understanding of the science of food safety and hygiene; essential knowledge for anyone involved in food production in the home or wishing to work in the food industry. Again practical sessions will support the gaining of theoretical knowledge and ensure learning is a tactile experience.

Studying one of the two optional units will allow learners the opportunity to study subjects of particular interest or relevance to them, building on previous learning and experiences.

Entry requirements

Year 12: 
Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above from different subjects, including English and Maths.
Year 13:
 Students must successfully complete  Year 12  in order to continue with this course in Year 13.



Unit 1 - Internal and external assessment

Unit 2 - External assessment

Unit 3/4 Internally assessed


Future opportunities

Together with other relevant qualifications at Level 3, such as Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and Maths and/or Level 3 qualifications in Hospitality or Science, you will gain the required knowledge to be able to enter higher education courses such as BSc Food and Nutrition, BSc Human Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology and many more.

As this course is very broad it covers many diffferent career paths which include:- Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, Sport Science, Product Development, Marketing, Food & Consumer Studies, Environmental Health, Hospitality and Catering, Leisure and Tourism, Social Work, Health & Social Care disciplines, Nursing, Teaching and many more.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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