Exam Board – WJEC

Qualification – Level 3 diploma (601/4552/3)

Entry requirements – GCSE grade 4 in English and maths, grade 5 in science and grade 5 in food preparation and nutrition

Course specification

The qualification is set at the same level as A Levels and has been built in close collaboration with employers and professional bodies within the food industry. The course covers a range of areas including nutrition, food science, food design, production and manufacture.

“Studying this course has allowed me to discover the impact that technology and science has on food production. It has shown me the links between science, the environment and technology so that food can be produced to feed the world.”

–  Student

Food science and nutrition at Tuxford Academy combines practical and theoretical elements to create an engaging and exciting course. Students will get the opportunity to explore the food industry and develop their design and technology capability by producing food products that enhance our everyday lives.

The course involves a mixture of exam and coursework based assessments, allowing students to explore a wide range of complex and current issues affecting the food industry and food production in the modern world. The course will allow students to gain a real insight into potential careers and opportunities the food industry has to offer.

What doors does this open up for me?

With the recognition of the course from many universities you can progress to further study or into employment. Studying food science and nutrition can lead to a range of careers within food development, nutrition, food manufacture and food science. The course has links with biology, engineering and design.