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Food and Nutrition BTEC Single Award at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

The food industry is one of the largest employers in the country.


This course will lead on from GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition and will allow learners to further develop both practical and academic skills through applied learning.

The Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition qualification would allow students to gain a wealth of knowledge about the food and nutrition industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the relationship between the human body and food as well as practical skills for cooking and preparing food.

Course content

Course Content:


Learners must complete three units over the two years.

Two mandatory and one optional.


Unit 1: Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups (Mandatory) [Coursework and Exam]


Unit 2: Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat (Mandatory) [Exam]


Unit 3: Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems (Optional) [Coursework]


Unit 4: Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition (Optional) [Coursework]

These units will be assessed through a combination of written examination, projects and case studies to cater for different learning styles.

Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 4 and grade 4 or above in Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE

Further information

Course Leader:


Mr James Hooper

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September