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Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 Diploma at St Ivo School

Course description

Over the two years students will study the following units: • Meeting Nutrition Needs of Specific Groups • Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat • Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems • Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition There are two internally assessed investigations worth 50%, with the final written examination worth 50%. This course is equivalent to 1 A level.

Course content

This Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition has been designed to offer exciting and interesting experiences that focus on applied learning through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the food production industry.

Entry requirements

Entry to St Ivo Sixth Form is dependent on attitude to learning and behaviour as well as examination performance. This is set out in a separate document called “Sixth Form Entry Requirements” which is available on the school website. Some subjects will also have subject specific requirements.

Financial information

Practical lessons take place most weeks and students are expected to bring ingredients from home. The amount per practical can sometimes be £5, although every effort is taken to keep costs down. In exchange for this cost, a delicious dish which may be served as part of the family meal is produced. It is acceptable to make small quantities if this fits the family budget more appropriately. Please enquire if this would affect your choice to study this subject.

Future opportunities

This qualification is excellent for developing time management and organisational skills which are desirable by both employers and universities. Successful students often progress to study or work in areas such as Nutrition, Food Science, Dietetics and Teaching. It will also offer a life time appreciation of food and cooking. In recent years, students have gone to continue their food education at Reading University, Bournemouth College on a Specialist Chef’s Scholarship and Diploma courses in Professional Patisserie. There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in the hotel and catering service industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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    • St Ivo School is situated in the town of St Ives. The sixth form offers nearly 40 subjects at a variety of levels and produces excellent exam results leading to students achieving their higher education and employment outcomes.