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 support healthy eating initiatives. Many employment opportunities within the field of food science and nutrition are available to learners who have studied Food Science & Nutrition.
The course is broken down into two compulsory units which are assessed via examinations:
Students choose one of the following for their third unit (assessed internally):
Together with other relevant qualifications at Level 3, such A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Sociology and Maths, learners will gain the required knowledge to be able to use the qualification to support entry to higher education courses such as: