Post 16 course Food Science and Nutrition at George Salter Academy, West Bromwich

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George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Food Science & Nutrition

Level 3 BTEC

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 graduates.

Exam board/specification

WJEC Level 3 in Food Science and Nutrition
Course Code: 601/4552/3

Entry requirements

Previous study of Biology or a Food related course is desirable but not essential. Please see a member of the Food department for more details and advice.

Progression routes from this course

University courses include: Food with Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Food, Nutrition & Health, Nutrition and Public Health, Food and Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts Management, Food Preparation and Culinary Arts, Food Science, Food Technology, Food and Nutritional Sciences.

Career paths include: Food Technologist, Nutritional Therapist, Product Development Scientist, Quality Assurance Manager, Regulatory Affairs Officer, Scientific Technician and Research Scientist.

Certificate in Food Science and Nutrition

Learners must complete one unit:

  • Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups – mandatory (Assessment: Internal and External. Guided learning hours: 180)

Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition

Learners must complete three units: two mandatory and one optional

  • Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups – mandatory (Assessment: Internal and External. Guided learning hours: 180)
  • Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat – mandatory (Assessment: External. Guided learning hours: 90)
  • Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems – optional (Assessment: Internal. Guided learning hours: 90)
  • Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition – optional (Assessment: Internal. Guided learning hours: 90)

 

Exam results 2014 2016 2017
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Table of dance exams Key Stage 5 results 2014 - 2017

 

 

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