What do I need to study the course? Students studying for a Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition Diploma should have A* to C grades in a range of GCSE subjects including English and Science. An A* to C GCSE grade in Food Technology/Home Economics/Hospitality and Catering is advantageous. To cope with the level of scientific understanding students must also have attained at least a grade C in Science. What does the course involve? Learners complete three units two mandatory and one optional for the full diploma or one unit for the certificate. Year 12 Unit (Certificate) Unit 1: Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups. (Mandatory – Exam and coursework) The unit focuses on the understanding of the science of food safety, nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts, and through on-going practical work, to gain practical skills to produce quality food items to meet the needs of individuals. Year 13 Unit (Diploma) Unit 2: Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat (Mandatory – Case study exam) The unit focuses on an understanding of hazards and risks in relation to the storage, preparation and cooking of food in different environments and the control measures to minimise these risks. Unit 3: Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems (Optional – coursework project) The unit involves the study of the properties of food in order to carry out experiments to solve food production problems. Unit 4: Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition (Optional – coursework project) The unit you will develop the skills needed to plan, carry out and present a research project on current issues related to food science and nutrition. The course is assessed through a combination of written examinations, projects and case studies to cater for different learning styles. The grading is reported on a four point scale Distinction*(140 UCAS), Distinction (120 UCAS), Merit (80 UCAS), Pass (40 UMS) What next? The Food Industry continues to expand and is one of the largest employers in the UK. A Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition Diploma can lead to Further Education in a wide variety of courses in research, food science, product development, public health, food manufacture, dietetics and marketing.
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