Course details

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Qualification name Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2021
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Who this course is for

Units 1 & 2 are mandatory; the school will decide on the most appropriate optional unit.
Unit 1 - The purpose of this unit is for learners to develop an understanding of the nutritional needs of specific target groups and to plan and cook complex dishes to meet their nutritional needs.

Unit 2 - Ensuring food is safe to eat. (Externally assessed; this is an 8 hour timed assessment.)

Unit 3 (Optional) - The aim of this unit is for learners to use their understanding of the properties of food in order to plan and carry out experiments. The results of the experiments would be used to solve food production problems.

Unit 4 (Optional) - This unit develops skills in planning, carrying out and presenting a research project on current issues related to food science and nutrition. This could be from the perspective of a consumer, food manufacturer, caterer or policy-maker.
Learners will have gained an in-depth understanding of food science and nutrition, on the lives of individuals and on society today. They will be able to identify hazards, reduce risks and produce food to meet the nutritional requirements of individuals. This will involve practical work and analysis of the results. Learners will draw on a range of skills, research, planning, analysis, evaluation and drawing conclusions from findings. Learners will be able to identify and transfer accurately in-depth knowledge and understanding from one task to another.

Entry requirements

Students require a GCSE Food Technology Grade 5 or above, students should also have achieved Grade 5 or above in Science and English.

Venue for this course

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Name Thomas Gainsborough School
Address Wells Hall Road
Great Cornard
CO10 0NH
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