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BTEC Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 Level 3 Diploma at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre

Course description

An understanding of food science and nutrition is relevant to many industries and job roles.

Care providers and nutritionists in hospitals use this knowledge, as do sports coaches and fitness instructors.

Hotels and restaurants, food manufacturers and government agencies also use this understanding to develop menus, food products and policies that that support healthy eating initiatives.

Many employment opportunities within the field of food science and nutrition are available to graduates.

Course content

The level 3 Certificate in Food Science and nutrition will enable the learner to demonstrate an 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.

It has been designed to offer exciting, interesting experiences that focus learning for 16 - 19 year old learners through applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful, work-related contexts, linked to the food production industry.

Exam Board: WJEC

Entry requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, the qualification supports progression from Level 2 particularly GCSEs in Hospitality and Catering, Home Economics: Food and Nutrition, Design and Technology:

Food Technology, Biology and Physical Education as well as vocational qualifications such as the WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and  Catering. The qualification is generally delivered over two years and is likely to be studied in schools or colleges  alongside GCE AS and A-Levels and other L3 vocational qualifications.

 

 

Assessment

The WJEC Level 3 Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition is assessed through a combination of a written examination and an internal centre marked assignment.

Learners complete one unit: Meeting nutritional needs of specific groups

This mandatory unit will enable the learner to demonstrate an 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.

Financial information

No enrolment fee.

Resource fees may apply.

Future opportunities

Together with relevant Level 3 qualifications, such as AS and A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and Mathematics and/or Level 3 qualifications in Hospitality or Science, learners will gain the required knowledge to progress to higher education degree courses, such as:

  • BSc Food and Nutrition
  • BSc Human Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology


Letters of support have been received from Cardiff Metropolitan,
the University of Huddersfield, Bath Spa University
and Birmingham City University.

 

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: 05 October 2016
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