This is an Applied General qualification designed to primarily support learners progressing to university. It is mainly designed for those wanting to pursue careers or learning in related areas such as the food production industry. The range of units available would support learners’ progression from study at Level 2, but in particular GCSEs in Food and Nutrition, Catering and Hospitality, Biology, Physical Education and Humanities.
|Qualification name||Diploma in Food Technology|
|Awarding organisation||FDQ (Formerly Food and Drink Qualifications)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||4th September 2023|
5 grade 4 GCSEs including Mathematics and English Language as well as a GCSE grade 5 in Food or a related subject at GCSE / BTEC, if taken.
Course Content: This qualification is made up of the following units: 1. Meeting the nutritional of specific groups 2. Ensuring food is safe to eat 3. Experimenting to solve food production This course is assessed through four learning objectives: L01 – Understanding the importance of food safety L02 – Understanding properties of nutrients L03 – Understanding the relationship between nutrients and the human body L04 – Be able to plan nutritional requirements There is a large practical element to this course which contributes to the overall qualification. This element is assessed internally. By studying for this certificate alongside other relevant Level 3 qualifications, learners will gain the required knowledge to use the qualification to support entry to higher education courses such as: • Human Nutrition • Public Health Nutrition • Food Science and Technology Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition qualifications allow students to gain a wealth of knowledge about food and nutrition. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the relationship between the human body and food as well as practical skills for cooking and preparing food.
The course is assessed by a 90 minute examination; plus 15 minutes reading time.
Students will be able to consider employment in a range of different industries including the food and drink sectors of hospitality, catering, food production and food retail.