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Food Science and Nutrition WJEC at QE Academy Trust

Course description

WJEC Level 3 Qualifications in Food Science and Nutrition (QCF) offers a learning experience that focuses learning through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful, work‐related contexts.  

Each qualification is built from discrete units. Each unit has an applied purpose which acts as a focus for the learning in the unit. It is also the means by which learners are enthused, engaged and motivated to study food science and nutrition. The applied purpose will demand authentic work related learning, and it will require 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:  

- 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 range of units available would support learner’s progression from any study at Level 2 but in particular GCSEs in Hospitality, Catering, Hospitality and Catering, Home Economics, Food and Nutrition or Food Technology.

Course content

The range of units and structure of the qualifications enable students to establish programmes that facilitate routes to achievement appropriate to their own needs and the requirements of potential employers.  

To achieve the following qualifications, learners must achieve the minimum credit value, as shown below, from the units chosen. 

WJEC Level 3 Award in Food Science and Nutrition (QCF)  
Minimum credit value: 12 credits  
Mandatory unit credit: 12 credits  

WJEC Level 3 Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition (QCF)  
Minimum credit value: 24 credits  
Mandatory unit credit: 12 credits  

WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition (QCF)  
Minimum credit value: 48 credits  
Mandatory unit credit: 12 credits


For all units is controlled assessment, with external moderation.

Future opportunities

Students may be interested in learning related to one or more areas offered by this qualification. For example, a study of nutrition could assist care workers to support their service users or a fitness trainer to develop a diet for their customers. These qualifications could also support students’ progression into employment within the food and drink sectors of:  
- hospitality and catering  
- food production  
- food retail.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact QE Academy Trust directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2015
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