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Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition at Rawlins Academy

Course description

The Level 3 Diploma is an exciting an interesting course, which equips students with a thorough knowledge, understanding and hands on experience of both Food Science and Nutrition. The first mandatory unit will enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the science of food safety, nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts, and through on–going practical sessions, to gain practical skills to produce quality food items to meet the needs of individuals. The second mandatory unit will allow students to develop their understanding of the science of food safety and hygiene; essential knowledge for anyone involved in food production in the home or wishing to work in the food industry. Again practical sessions will support the gaining of theoretical knowledge and ensure learning is a tactile experience. Studying one of the two optional units will allow students the opportunity to study subjects of particular interest or relevance to them, building on previous learning and experiences.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Food Technology (students with double/triple science will also be considered)


The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition is made up of four units: Unit Unit Title Assessment Mandatory / Option 1 Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups CA / Examination Mandatory 2 Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat Examination Mandatory 3 Experimenting to Solve Food Production CA Optional 4 Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition Examination Optional All students must take Units One and Two and then select either Unit Three or Unit Four.

Future opportunities

An understanding of food science and nutrition is relevant to many industries and jobs. Care providers and nutritionists in hospitals use this knowledge, as do sports coaches and fitness instructors. Hotels and restaurants, food manufacturers and government agencies also use this understanding to develop menus, food products and policies that that support healthy eating initiatives. Many employment opportunities within the field of food science and nutrition are available to graduates.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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