The applied purpose demands authentic work related learning in each of the available units, but more than this it requires learners to consider how the use and application of their learning impacts on individuals, employers, society and the environment.
The applied purpose will also enable learners to learn in such a way that they develop:
• skills required for independent learning and development of technical principles.
• a range of generic and transferable skills.
• the ability to solve problems.
• the skills of project based research, development and presentation.
• the ability to apply mathematical and ICT skills.
• the fundamental ability to work alongside other professionals, in a professional environment.
• the ability to apply learning in vocational contexts.
By studying this Level 3 qualification, students will gain the required knowledge to be able to consider and seek employment at a specific level, within the food and drink sectors of hospitality and catering, food production or the food retail industry;
or use the qualification to support entry to higher/further education courses e.g. BSc Food and Nutrition, BSc Human Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition, BSc
(Hons) Food Science and Technology.