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Level 3 Food & Nutrition at Longsands Academy

Course description

This exciting new Food & Nutrition course allows students to learn about the relationship between the human body and food as well as developing practical skills linked to experimental work and the cooking and preparation of food.


Unit 1 – Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups

This involves a practical food show case and an externally marked written examination. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the science of nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts. Students will experience on-going practical sessions, to gain a wide range of high level skills to produce quality food items to meet the needs of individuals.


Unit 2 – Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat

This is externally marked and involves experimentation and written research. This unit allows learners to develop their 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.


Unit 3 – Experimenting to Solve Food Production OR Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition

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

Course content

The course will help prepare young people for life outside of school, whether it is at University, going to work or bringing up a family in later years. If you enjoy cooking, have a passion for food, want to develop your practical skills and experiment with new foods then this is the course for you.

Entry requirements

Students must have a grade 5 in Mathematics and English Language.

APS: 5.5


Future opportunities

The course will be useful for those hoping to study a food based course at University or to help them progress with the hospitality and catering industry. The food industry is one of the largest employers in the UK. There are many global opportunities in hotels and restaurants, nutritionists, sports coaches, fitness instructors and care providers. You could be employed in a food manufacturers or government agency; developing menus and food products.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact Mrs A Kite, Head of Food and Hospitality at the St. Neots Sixth Form Centre, via

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longsands Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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