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Food Science and Nutrition (L3 Award)


Level 3 Diploma 

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This qualification is primarily to support learners progressing to university. It is mainly designed for those wanting to pursue careers or learning in related areas such as the food production industry, nutrition and food science. The range of units available would support learners’ progression from GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. 

Students will complete three units - Unit 1 in Year 12 and Unit 2 and another of their choice in Year 13:


Unit Title




Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups


Internal and External


Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat




Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems




Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition



The first mandatory unit will enable the learner to demonstrate an understanding of the science of food safety, nutrition and nutritional needs in a wide range of contexts, and through on–going practical sessions, to gain practical skills to produce quality food items to meet the needs of individuals.

The second mandatory unit will allow students to develop their 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.

Studying one of the two optional units will allow students the opportunity to study subjects of particular interest or relevance to them, building on previous learning and experiences.

  • Unit 1 has both internal (coursework) and external assessment (90 minute exam) and is worth 50% of the final grade
  • Unit 2 is external (8 hour, supervised assessment) and is 25% of the final grade
  • Unit 3 and Unit 4 are both worth 25% of the final grade and are internal assessments (coursework)



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