Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition
This qualification allows students to gain a wealth of knowledge about the Food and Nutrition industry. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the relationship between the human body and food as well as advanced practical skills for cooking and preparing food. There is a strong emphasis on practical work, making this an ideal choice for students who prefer to learn by doing. Students not wishing to continue studying the subject in Year 13 will be awarded a certificate on successful completion of Unit 1: Meeting the nutritional needs of specific groups.
A GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition would be advisable for entry onto this course, but this is not essential. A love of cooking, some scientific knowledge and enthusiasm would equally be acceptable.
Delivery and Assessment
Students will generally undergo one practical lesson each week which will entail preparing, cooking and presenting two to three dishes and accompaniments. The remaining lessons will cover the theory part of the course. Both certificate and Diploma are assessed through a combination of written exams and externally set assignments.
Further information including UCAS weighting and progression is available from www.wjec.co.uk