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Food Science & Nutrition - WJEC Level 3 Qualification at Countesthorpe Leysland Community College

Course description

Head of Department: Mr. M. Rouse   Department Information

​Food Science and Nutrition is part of the design and technology department.


Why study this course?

The course is weighted as an A level and will prepare students to enter the working environment in food production and preparation. The course covers the combines practical skills development, alongside the theoretical side of food preparation and nutrition.


Aims of the course

The course aims to enable students to understand food in a commercial environment. They will learn how to fulfil the expectations of the working environment by ensuring that food is safe to eat, working for specific dietary needs and applying gained knowledge to solve food production problems.

Course content

Course outline

​The course consists of four units, which will be completed over two years, two in year 12 and two in year 13.


• Meeting nutritional needs of specific groups. 180 points (double unit)

• Ensuring food is safe to eat. 90 points

• Experimenting to solve food production problems. 90 points

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement of a grade 4 in GCSE Food Technology


How am I assessed?

​Students are assesed through the submission of a body of written work and evidence for each unit. The majority of work is internally assessed and externally verfied, with one element of unit 2 being carried out through a controlled assessment period.


Future opportunities

Where does this course lead?

​The course enables students to prepare for a career in food handling and preparation or for further study in food technology.


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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September