Food Science and Nutrition - Level 3 Applied Diploma
The Food Science and Nutrition Applied Diploma is designed primarily to support learners progressing to university; mainly for those wanting to pursue careers or learning in related areas such as food industry production. The course has been designed to offer exciting and interesting experiences that build up your knowledge and understanding of the food production industry. This is in taught through purposeful, work-related contexts. An understanding of food science and nutrition is relevant to many industries and job roles. 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.
The structure of the qualification is as follows:
WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma In Food Science and Nutrition
- Unit Number Unit Title Structure Assessment 1 Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups Mandatory
- Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat Mandatory
- Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems Optional
- Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition Optional
Learners complete three units: two mandatory and one optional. The first mandatory unit will enable the learner 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 learners 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 learners the opportunity to study subjects of particular interest or relevance to them, building on previous learning and experiences
Standard college entrance requirements: 5 GSCE grade 4 including English Language and Mathematics.
Subject specific entrance requirements: TBC