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Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 at Caroline Chisholm School

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.
 
This course is a vocational subject. There is one mandatory unit to gain the certificate and 2 mandatory units plus one optional unit to gain the diploma. All individual units are graded in Pass, Merit or Distinction and Distinction *. These equate to AS and A2 UCAS grades. The certificate could be taken alongside 3 other A Level subjects.

 

Course content

1 Meeting Nutritionalneeds of specific groups
 
2 Ensuring Food is safe to eat
 
3 Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems
 
4 Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition

 

Entry requirements

Students should have studied GCSE Food and Nutrition, Food Technology or Hospitality. Students need a minimum grade of 4 in English. The course builds on the skills and knowledge learnt during the GCSE courses, however a place may be offered to you if you haven’t studied the named GCSE courses.

Assessment

This is an Applied General qualification. This means it is designed primarily to support
learners progressing to university. 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.

Future opportunities

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.
 
Together with other relevant qualifications at Level 3, such as AS and A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and Maths and/or Level 3 qualifications in Hospitality or Science, learners will gain the required knowledge to be able to use the qualification to support entry to higher education courses such as:
- BSc Food and Nutrition
- BSc Human Nutrition
- BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition
- BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caroline Chisholm School directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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