Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition -IBCP
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
This course leads smoothly from the GCSE with AQA in food preparation and nutrition.
The course is designed to give students a practical understanding of food science, food safety, nutrition and food production. Students will study these areas through a range of units, some of which are mandatory and other units which allow students choice in what area they would like to specialise in depending on their own interests. Food safety, hygiene and nutritional needs are essential elements of the course, with students building on prior knowledge from KS4 in order to use understanding in a broader range of contexts. Students use ongoing practical work to demonstrate this developing knowledge and understanding to produce high quality food items, and students will develop portfolio work in order to look at the wider contexts of food production and nutrition. Students will also study both industrial connections along with social, environmental and personal implications of their understanding of food science, nutrition and safety.
The course is split between 50% NEA’s (Non Examination Assessment) and 50% timed assessment (examination)
How will it be delivered?
UNIT 1 - EXAMINATION AND TIMED ASSESSMENT - 25%
• Meeting the nutritional needs of specific groups
UNIT 2 - TIMED ASSESSMENT - 25%
• Ensuring food is safe to eat
UNIT 3 - NON-EXAM ASSESSMENT (COURSEWORK) - 25%
• Experimenting to solve food production problems
UNIT 4 - NON-EXAM ASSESSMENT (COURSEWORK) - 25%
• Current issues in Food Science and Nutrition
General Entry Requirement for The Skinners’ Kent Academy Sixth Form
Minimum of GCSE grade 4 (G4) in English and Mathematics plus 3 other GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C)
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Skills Developed and Career Prospects
Students will gain the required knowledge to be able to use the qualification to support entry to higher education courses such as:
• BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition
• BSc (Hons) Public Health Nutrition
• BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology
• An understanding of food science and nutrition is relevant to many industries and job roles. Such as, care providers, sports coaches, fitness instructors, hotels and restaurants