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Food, Science & Nutrition

What does the course involve?

Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition is an exciting opportunity to continue your studies in Food Technology. In addition to further improving your skills in designing and making, this qualification will extend your understanding of the science of food safety, nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts. The learning will be done through on–going practical sessions to support theoretical knowledge, as well as producing quality food items.

 The course is made up of four units:

  1. Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups (mandatory) (AS)

  2. Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat (mandatory) (A2)

  3. Experimenting to Solve Food Production (optional) (A2)

  4. Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition (optional) A2)

All learners must take Units One and Two and then select either Unit Three or Unit Four (Diploma – A2 course). Learners who do not wish to take the full Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition may be interested in the Level 3 Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition which is comprised of one mandatory unit.

What qualifications do I need?

This course is suitable for students who have achieved grade ‘4’ or above in GCSE Food Technology. The love of cooking, together with an interest in learning about nutrition are essential requirements.


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 centre marked assignments.

General Comments

Be prepared to learn independently, be creative and innovative as a result of practical problem solving. In addition you will be able to use ICT to enhance communication skills

Future Prospects

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.

Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 is a fully recognised qualification for University entry and there are a growing number of new degree courses which focus upon food:

BSc Food and Nutrition

BSc Human Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology


This presentation is an overview of the Food, Science and Nutrition course. Please note there is no audio to this video.


Meet Casie, who has some advice for those thinking about taking the Food, Science and Nutrition course

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

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