The Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition diploma offered by WJEC is an academic, creative and innovative course that encourages students to take a broad view of food science and nutrition. This is an Applied General qualification and is designed primarily to support learners progressing to university. Students will have the opportunity to learn through the acquisition of knowledge about the relationship between the human body and food as well as practical cooking and preparing food. The qualification has been designed around the concept of a ‘plan, do review’ approach to learning. The course includes a high practical input and students will be required to develop and enhance their ICT skills.
Learners complete three units two mandatory and one optional for the full diploma or one unit for the certificate
The course is assessed through a combination of written examinations, projects and case studies to cater for different learning styles. The grading is reported on a four point scale Distinction*(140 UCAS), Distinction (120 UCAS), Merit (80 UCAS), Pass (40 UMS)
The Food Industry continues to expand and is one of the largest employers in the UK. A Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition Diploma can lead to Further Education in a wide variety of courses in research, food science, product development, public health, food manufacture, dietetics and marketing.
Students studying for a Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition Diploma should have A* to C grades in a range of GCSE subjects including English and Science. An 9 to 6 GCSE grade in Food Technology/Home Economics/Hospitality and Catering is advantageous. To cope with the level of scientific understanding students must also have attained at least a grade 5 in Science.
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