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"It is good food and not fine words that keep me alive"


WJEC Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition Diploma

Why study Food Science and Nutrition?

  • because you are creative and would like to learn complex practical skills
  • because you enjoy a mixture of theoretical and practical lessons
  • because you have a genuine passion for food and would like to join the food or nutrition industries

The qualification will be delivered over two years and is made up of three units:

Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups – this involves a practical food show case and an externally marked written examination.  You will demonstrate an understanding of the science of nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts.  You will experience ongoing practical sessions, to gain a wide range of high level skills to produce quality food items to meet the needs of individuals.

Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat – this is externally marked and involves experimentation and written research.  This unit allows you to develop your understanding of the science of food safety and hygiene; essential knowledge for anyone involved in food production in the home or wishing to work in the food industry. Again practical sessions will support the gaining of theoretical knowledge and ensure learning is a tactile experience.

Experimenting to Solve Food Production OR Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition – studying one of the two optional units allows you the opportunity to study subjects of particular interest or relevance to you, building on previous learning and experiences.

Learners who do not wish to take the full Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition may be interested in the Level 3 Certificate in Food Science & Nutrition which is comprised of one mandatory unit.

This subject is studied at Loughborough High School.