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Food Science & Nutrition Level 3 Vocational at Worcester Sixth Form College

Course description

Food Science and Nutrition is an exciting subject that is suitable for any student who is interested in developing their knowledge in: 
• The Science of Food and Food Safety
• Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups
• Food Preparation, Cooking and Presentation
• Current Food Initiatives and Healthy Eating Guidelines 
An understanding of food science and nutrition is relevant to many industries and job roles such as manufacturing, product design food stylist, food journalism, health promotion, dietician/nutritionist, sports coaching, etc-There will be a large amount of practical work so this should be an area that you particularly enjoy.

Course content

A variety of teaching and learning styles are used including question and answer sessions, discussions, researching and note taking. Students will be able to develop skills in investigation and experimental work, taste testing and practical techniques.


This Level 3 Diploma is assessed through a combination of a written exam, centre marked assignments and an assignment set and marked by the exam board.

Future opportunities

Together with other Level 3 courses such as A Levels in Biology, Science, Sociology, Business, etc this course gives you the opportunity to progress onto degree courses such as: Food and Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Product Development, Food Marketing, etc. 
The food business is one of the most successful industries in the UK. Demand is approximately four times higher than the number of graduates leaving university, therefore career prospects are excellent. 

Further information

Resources and Facilities
Food Science and Nutrition is taught in the department of Sport, Health & Psychology. The department consists of 12 teaching rooms and a well-equipped practical food room. There area wide range of relevant books and periodicals within the department and students have access to computers in class every week. 
Extra-curricular Activites
Students have the opportunity to visit food businesses and exhibitions, such as the Good Food Show at the NEC.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worcester Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
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