Food Science & Nutrition
How long is the course?
This is a two year course.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for students who have a real interest in food & cookery and the science behind cooking process. The course teaches students professional cookery techniques, and prepares them for a career in professional cookery or nutritional studies.
What entry qualifications do I need?
Please refer to the website for the most up to date entry requirements: http://www.stroodacademy.org/sixthform
How will I be 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 center marked assignments.
What could I do after the course?
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. By studying this Level 3 certificate students will gain the required knowledge to be able to consider and seek employment at a specific level, within the food and drink sectors of hospitality and catering, food production or the food retail industry; or use the qualification to support entry to higher/further education courses e.g. BSc Food and Nutrition, BSc Human Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology.
What else do I need to know?
This is an exciting new course which will allow learners to gain a wealth of knowledge about Food Science and Nutrition. They will have the opportunity to learn about the relationship between the human body and food, as well as developing practical skills linked to experimental work and the cooking and preparation of food. There is a strong emphasis on practical work, making this an ideal choice for learners who prefer to learn by doing.
What will I be studying?
To complete this course to a Diploma, students will complete one mandatory unit and three others. The mandatory unit will enable the learner to demonstrate understanding of the nutrition and nutritional needs in a wider range of concepts.
The following unit titles will be covered:
Planning to meet nutritional needs
Developing practical food production skills
Ensuring food is safe to eat
Experimenting to solve food production problems
Current issues in consumer food choice