North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

SUBJECT: Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

Awarding Body

EDUQAS

Level 3 Diploma

 

Mandatory Units

Unit 1 Meeting Nutrition Needs of Specific Groups. Assessment Internal and external.

Unit 2 Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat. Assessment External.

Optional Units.

One unit will be selected both internal assessment.

Unit 3 Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems.

Unit 4 Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition.

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

 

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement, including grade A* - C in Food, Catering or Health and Social Care. Advisable to have grade 4 or above in Science and/or grade 4 in Maths

Why should I follow this 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.

What will you learn?

The Diploma is a two year course, all units within the EDUQAS Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition are vocationally relevant to the food production industry.

Unit 1 will enable the learner to demonstrate an understanding of the science of food safety, nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts.

Unit 2 allows learners to develop their understanding of the science of food safety and hygiene;

Unit 3 allows learners to understand the properties of food and to plan and carry out experiments or practical work to demonstrate the properties of food.

Unit 4 provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of an issue that is currently affecting or recently affected the consumer food choice food industry.

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

The course is taught through a linear route one unit at a time, each unit provides opportunity for individual development of practical skills. Practical skills need to show high level technical ability to access higher marks. Learning will take place through individual and group work, you will be expected to research areas of the unit specification and present to your fellow students. Experimental and food science experiments will also take place to reflect industry practice. Where possible we endeavour to arrange visit local food manufacturers.

What can I do with my qualification?

The Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition will prepare you for higher education and a rewarding career in food technology, food product design, nutrition, environmental health, food retail and hospitality management. Other possible career paths include social work, teaching or medicine. These courses will provide direct links to future career choices.

What minimum qualifications will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement, including grade A* - C in Food, Catering or Health and Social Care. Advisable to have grade C or above in Science and/or grade 5 in Maths.

Examination Board: EDUQAS