Food Science Level 3 Diploma at Teignmouth Community School
If you enjoyed the skills and knowledge you gained in Level 2 (or equivalent) this will further your ability to create your own dishes and learn more about becoming a professional chef. This course will stretch and challenge you by providing valuable insights into what qualities you require to work in a busy, sometimes stressful but ultimately rewarding hospitality industry. This course will also help you understand the scientific properties of food and how these properties contribute to the changes that occur in food.
This qualification has been specifically designed for students to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare themselves for employment in the hospitality industry. Food safety supervision is also included to ensure students understand the importance of kitchen organisation and food safety. Students will learn about different types of nutrients and how those are used by the body to ensure you can plan a balanced nutritious diet. Students will develop skills for preparing, cooking and presenting nutritious dishes that meet specific needs. Through individual and group projects, students will learn about how key stakeholders within the food industry are responding to changes in food related habits. The projects will also help students to develop the skills needed to effectively plan and carry out an individual research project. Theory and practical classes will underpin the supervisory skills in the hospitality industry which will be used to complete coursework assignments during the two years.
All students must have achieved at least a Merit /Distinction or equivalent at GCSE. This aspect of the course is the foundation for a career in the catering industry and students will gain hands on experience in food preparation, cooking and food service. Students must have a genuine interest and students will require a positive attitude to both independent working and group work and an excellent attendance record.
Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts, including: Chef at a cafe, restaurant or gastro pub or a Trainee/Sous Chef at fine dining restaurants.
Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare students for employment, students may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking an apprenticeship or continue further studies which would enable students to start their own business or franchise . Higher Education courses could qualify students for teaching, training or assessing posts.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.