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.
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.
The course is assessed by a 90 minute examination; plus 15 minutes reading time.
4 or Merit in Food or related subject at GCSE / BTEC, if taken
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.
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.