Food Science and Nutrition
Duration: 2 Years
Contact: Mrs English
Students are required to have received grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths.
Students will study the WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition. Students studying this qualification develop an understanding of how 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.
This qualification is assessed using a combination of internal and external assessment. You will complete three units over the two years.
Unit 1: Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups. This unit will enable you to 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 2: Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat. This unit will enable you to develop your understanding of the science of food safety and hygiene; essential knowledge for anyone involved in food production in the home or wishing to work in the food industry. Again, practical sessions will support the gaining of theoretical knowledge and ensure learning is a tactile experience.
Unit 3: Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition. This unit will enable you to develop the skills needed to plan, carry out and present a research project on current issues related to food science and nutrition. This could be from the perspective of a consumer, food manufacturer or caterer.
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This course will give you the opportunity to go on to higher education or into industry to either study or work in management. In this exciting industry, the 2nd largest employer in the country, there are opportunities to travel and a huge variety of choices. This course also gives you the chance to look at overseas work within large chains or smaller businesses.
In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.
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In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.