Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is suitable for anyone interested in food, nutrition and the food industry.
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.
This qualification consists of the following units:
Year 1: Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition: In this unit you will demonstrate an understanding of the science of food safety, nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts, and through on-going practical sessions, to gain practical skills to produce quality food items to meet the needs of individuals.
Unit 1: Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups
Year 2: Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition consists of the following:
Unit 2: Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat: This unit will develop your understanding of the science of food safety and hygiene.
Unit 4: Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition: Through this 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.
Are there any special expenses?
There will be some cost for ingredients for the cooking aspects of the course.
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 assignments set and marked by WJEC and two centre marked assignments.
What could I do next?
This is excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in Food and Nutrition, Food Science, Food Technology and Public Health.