Food Science and Nutrition

Level 3 Diploma WJEC

The course is designed to give students a practical understanding of food science, food safety, nutrition and food production. Students will study these areas through a range of different units. Some of which are mandatory and others which allow students choice in what area they would like to specialise in depending on their own interests.

Food safety, hygiene and nutritional needs are essential elements of the course, with students building on prior knowledge from KS4 in order to use understanding in a broader range of contexts. Students use ongoing practical work to demonstrate this developing knowledge and understanding to produce high quality food items.

Students will also develop portfolio work in order to look at the wider contexts of food production and nutrition and will study both industrial connections along with social, environmental and personal implications of improved understanding of food science, nutrition and safety.   

Assessment

Unit 1 - Examination and Timed Assessment - 25% 

  • Meeting the nutritional needs of specific groups  

Unit 2 - Timed Assessment - 25% 

  • Ensuring food is safe to eat  

Unit 3 - Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) - 25% 

  • Experimenting to solve food production problems  

Unit 4 - Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) - 25% 

  • Current issues in Food Science and Nutrition 

Skills Developed and Career Prospects

Together with other relevant qualifications at Level 3, such as A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and Maths, Physical Education or Science, learners will gain the required knowledge to be able to use the qualification to support entry to higher education courses such as: Food and Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition and Food Science and Technology.

High Storrs Sixth Form Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language

Plus

Grade 4 in Food Technology OR Food Preparation and Nutrition (if studied)