WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

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About the Course

The qualification will be delivered over two years and is made up of three units:

Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups – this involves a practical food show case and an externally marked written examination.  Learner will demonstrate an understanding of the science of nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts.  Students will experience on–going practical sessions, to gain a wide range of high level skills to produce quality food items to meet the needs of individuals.

Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat – this is externally marked and involves experimentation and written research.  This unit allows 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.

Experimenting to Solve Food Production OR Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition –  Studying one of the two optional units allows learners the opportunity to study subjects of particular interest or relevance to them, building on previous learning and experiences.

The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition is assessed through a combination of a written exam and external assignment set and marked by WJEC and two centre marked assignments.  Learners will be involved in weekly practical sessions and will build on the skills and knowledge developed at GCSE level.

Possible future Careers

The food industry is one of the largest employers in the UK.  There are many global opportunities in hotels and restaurants, nutritionists, sports coaches, fitness instructors and care providers.  You could be employed in a food manufacturers or government agency; developing menus and food products.

How is it assessed?

The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition is assessed through a combination of a written exam and external assignment set and marked by WJEC and two centre marked assignments.  Learners will be involved in weekly practical sessions and will build on the skills and knowledge developed at GCSE level.

Grading

Awards are from Distinction * to Pass and are recognised for UCAS in points and for university applications

DISTINCTION*    DISTINCTION  MERIT   PASS
DIPLOMA 140 120 80 40
CERTIFICATE 70 60 40 20

 

  • BSc Food and Nutrition
  • BSc Human Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology

Qualification requirements

A good GCSE  grade in Food Preparation and Nutrition, Science  or a Hospitality and Catering Qualification would be an advantage.

If you enjoy cooking, have a passion and interest in food, want to develop your practical skills and experiment with new foods then this is the course for you…

For more information please see Mrs Miller-Jones (HOD), Miss Hearn (Progress Coordinator) or your food teacher.