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Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 Diploma (A Level equivalent)

 

Subject

WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

 

Subject leader

 Mr A Mwangi

 

Overview

ABOUT

 

The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition is assessed through a combination of a written exam and external assignment set and marked by WJEC and two centre marked assignments. The written examination is at the end of year 12.

 

ASSESSMENT

You will study one module in year 12 and two modules in year 13.

 

Year 12 modules

 

1.Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific groups

 

Year 13 modules

 

2.Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat

3.Experimenting to Solve Food Production or

4.Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition

 

All learners must take Units One and Two and then select either Unit Three or Unit Four.

 

AS / Year 1

 

1. Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific groups

(Written examination 90 minutes

1b. Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific groups ( 3 hours practical assessment)

 

A2 / Year 2

 

2. Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat ( 8 hour controlled assessment)

3. Experimenting to Solve Food Production. (This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated)

4. Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition

( Research project internally assessed and externally moderated)

 

 

About the subject

 

WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

An understanding of food 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 that support healthy eating initiatives.

Many employment opportunities within the field of food science and nutrition are available to graduates. The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition has been designed to provide learners with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills to progress to further study and training. It offers exciting and interesting experiences that focus learning for 16-19 year-old learners and adult learners through applied learning, i.e. through the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in purposeful contexts linked to the food production industry.

 Although there are no formal entry requirements, the qualification supports progression from Level 2 particularly GCSEs in Hospitality and Catering, Home Economics: Food and Nutrition, Design and Technology: Food Technology, Biology and Physical Education as well as vocational qualifications such as the WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering.

 The qualification is generally delivered over two years and is likely to be studied in schools or colleges alongside GCE A Levels and other L3 vocational qualifications. Qualification structure and content The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition is made up of four units:

 

1.       Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific groups

2.       Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat External Mandatory

3.       Experimenting to Solve Food Production Internal Optional

4.       Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition External Optional

All learners must take Units One and Two and then select either Unit Three or Unit Four.

 

The applied purpose will also allow learners to learn in such a way that they develop:

 · skills required for independent learning and development

 · a range of generic and transferable skills

 · the ability to solve problems

 · the skills of project based research, development and presentation

 · the fundamental ability to work alongside other professionals, in a professional environment

· the ability to apply learning in vocational contexts.

 All units within the WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition are vocationally relevant to the food production industry.

 

Assessment

The WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition is assessed through a combination of a written exam and external assignment set and marked by WJEC and two centre marked assignments.

 

Progression

Together with relevant Level 3 qualifications such as AS and A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and Maths and/or Level 3 qualifications in Hospitality or Science, learners will gain the required knowledge to progress to higher education degree courses, such as:

 • BSc Food and Nutrition

 • BSc Human Nutrition

 • BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition

 • BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology

 

 

Exam board used for A Level or BTEC

WJEC

 

Link to the specification from the exam board

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