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Food Science and Nutrition - WJEC Level 3 Diploma at Bishopshalt School

Course description

The Food Science and Nutrition course aims to build upon and extend knowledge, understanding and practical skills established in GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition or other related food subject.


The Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition has been designed to provide learners with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills to progress to further study and training. It offers exciting and interesting experiences through applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the food production industry.

Course content

The course consists of four units, two of which are mandatory and a third which can be selected from two options. It is intended that most students will follow the third unit which has a practical focus.

Entry requirements

An interest in food and cooking is essential, along with a commitment and willingness to purchase ingredients weekly. Students are expected to show high levels of organisation for their practical lessons and coursework. This course is suitable for students who have gained a grade C or above at GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition or Merit/Distinction in any food related subject. A student with good GCSE results, who did not take the subject at GCSE, may be accepted after consulting with Mrs Blankson (Head of Food Technology).


WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

Unit 1 - Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups

Internal and External Assessment


Unit 2 - Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat

External Assessment


Unit 3 - Experimenting to Solve Food Production

Internal Assessment


Unit 4 - Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition

External Assessment


Future opportunities

This subject provides a solid foundation for higher education and a wide range of careers. Students will find the preparation and cooking of food products a useful life skill.


The knowledge gained with regard to healthy eating and nutrition will give students the ability to make wise food choices and ensure good health through life. This will allow you to have a sound knowledge and understanding of nutrition.


Students may wish to pursue a career in Dietetics and Nutrition, Food Science, Sport and Nutrition, and also the Food Industry; the biggest industry in the UK. Alternatively, careers in the Environmental Health Department, National Health Service, the leisure industry, catering and hospitality or in education.

Further information

For further information, please see Mrs Blankson – Head of Food Technology or Mrs Irvine – Food Technology Teacher.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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