Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 certificate/diploma

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Curriculum Content in each year

Meeting the nutritional needs of specific groups

  • Ensuring food is safe to eat
  • Experimenting to solve food production problems
  • Current issues in food science and nutrition

How it will be taught

Internal Assessment

The following units are internally assessed:

  • Unit 1: Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups.
  • Unit 3: Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems
  • Unit 4: Current issues in Food Science and Nutrition

Units are assessed through controlled assessment

Performance bands are provided for Level 3 Pass, Level 3 Merit and Level 3 Distinction.

Specific entry requirements

To access the course a grade 5 and above is needed

Future opportunities (careers, where it can lead, university, jobs etc.)

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


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

UCAS Points

Grade Tariff Points
Distinction* 56
Distinction 48
Merit 32
Pass 16

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