Food Science and Nutrition Certificate/Diploma

Entry Requirements:
Equivalent to 1 A Level.
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is equivalent to one A Level and 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 support healthy eating initiatives. Many employment opportunities within the field of food science and nutrition are available to graduates.

Course content
Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition:
In the first year you will learn about 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.
Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition:
In the second year, you will extend your knowledge of food safety, as well as exploring current issues in food science and nutrition through an extended project.

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 Level 3 certificate is assessed through a combination of controlled assessment (9.5 hours - 3.5 hour is a practical) and a written exam marked by external an external exam board.
The Level 3 diploma is assessed through a controlled 8 hour timed assessment through an extended project, plus a written exam marked externally.
Work is assessed Pass, Merit and Distinction.

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.

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