Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

Home Economics

Examination Board: wjec

Food Science and Nutrition

Level 3 Applied Diploma/Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition.

This diploma is a two year course which allows pupils to learn about the relationship between the human body and food, as well as developing practical skills linked to the cooking and preparation of food. There is a strong emphasis on practical work. The Diploma includes three units of study.

The Certificate is a one year course, studying only Unit 1.Pupils do not need to have studied GCSE Home Economics in order to access this course.

Unit 1: Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups. The purpose of this unit is for pupils to develop an understanding of the nutritional needs of specific target groups and plan to cook complex dishes to suit their needs.

External Assessment
90 minute examination; plus 15 minutes reading time
Section A is short answer questions
Section B is extended answer questions
Section C relates to a case study
Internal Assessment
A  task for pupils to demonstrate practical cookery skills.

Unit 2: Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat. Pupils will develop an understanding of the hazards and risks in relation to the storage preparation and cooking of food.
External Assessment
Pupils work on a case study to apply their knowledge on food hygiene.

Unit 3: Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition. Pupils will develop the skills needed to plan, carry out and present a research project on current issues related to food science and nutrition. Pupils may study a topic which relates to their chosen field of study at university, therefore enhancing their personal statement. e.g. a research study on sport and nutrition.
Internal assessment
The research study is internally assessed.

In addition to studying these units, pupils will have the opportunity to sit RSPH examinations in the following areas. Food Safety, Food Allergy and Nutrition and Special Diets.

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Positive, supportive relationships stimulate and motivate the pupils so that they make good progress.

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