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WJEC Food Science & Nutrition (Single)

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C grades I grade 5 (new grading structure) at GCSE or equivalent. Grade C or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

This is an exciting new course which will allow students to gain a wealth of knowledge about Food Science and Nutrition.

The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition is an applied qualification.It requires learners to consider how the use and application of their learning impacts on themselves, other individuals, employers, society and the environment. Students will develop skills required for independent learning, the ability to solve problems and the skills of project based research.

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.

Assessment

WJEC LEVEL 3 IN FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION: Four Units of Study

Unit

Unit Title

Assessment

Mandatory or Optional

1

Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific

Groups

Internal and Examination

Mandatory

2

Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat

External

Mandatory

3

Experimenting to Solve Food Production

Internal

Optional

4

Current Issues in Food Science and

Nutrition

External

Optional

Career Opportunities

Many employment opportunities  within the field of food science and nutrition are available to graduates. Potential careers: Food technologist, product development, food manufacture, teaching, hospitality/catering, nutritionist, sports science and fitness.

Course Details

For more information, please see Mrs Storey, Head of Food Technology in the Food Department, Room S05.

Email: s.storey@josephleckieacademy.co.uk