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Food Science and Nutrition: Level 3 diploma

Qualification: Level 3 diploma

Exam Board: WJEC

Entry Requirements: Grade 5 or above in GCSE Science and either grade 6 or above in GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition, or at least a Merit in WJEC Level 2 Hospitality and Catering.


an excellent preparation for a range of careers

This is a new exciting opportunity to study food science and nutrition, and an industry that is continually growing in the UK despite other sectors suffering from economic decline.  From the care and hospitality sector to the sports industry, the need for qualified and experienced practitioners of food science and nutrition makes this industry a fantastic career choice. 

This course aims to address the need in this market by giving students the underpinning knowledge to progress in this sector. Realistic and current issues are used to give students the opportunity to reflect on national and local contexts and formulate their own ideas and creations. 

We have a fantastic range of facilities and equipment to support the course, as well as skilled staff experienced in both food science and the hospitality and catering sector, who are passionate about this subject.  

We aim to give the most valuable and realistic experience possible and offer opportunities for our students to plan and host their own catering event to further develop their skills in this industry.

The course

Students will initially study two units that are both taught through theory and practical lessons and cover a range of topics, including the science of food safety, nutrition and nutritional needs, and the science of food safety and hygiene. Both of these units will give students the opportunity to be flexible and creative in their approach to creating professionally considered food products.

Students then have the option of studying a further unit which will either be to experiment in solving food production problems, or studying current issues in food science and nutrition.

Students are expected to provide some of their own ingredients and make a contribution in lessons of £1
where necessary.


Beyond the classroom

The D&T department has great links with local food and catering companies, including ones who work with
professional sports teams, providing nutritional advice and diets. We are always looking for opportunities for our students to extend their knowledge and skills, both within the school and the wider community.



Together with other relevant qualifications at Level 3, such as A-levels in Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and Maths and/or Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science, learners will gain the required knowledge to be able to use the qualification to support entry to higher education courses such as BSc Food and Nutrition, BSc Human Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition or BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology.