Food Science & Nutrition BTEC
WHAT IS FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITION ALL ABOUT?
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 that support healthy eating initiatives. Many employment opportunities within the field of food science and nutrition are available to graduates. This is an Applied General qualification. This means it is designed 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 industry production.
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 learners 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.
Extended Certificate 360 GLH
Same size as 1 A level Applied General
Total units: 4 - 3 Mandatory Units PLUS 1 Optional Unit
Written Exams (externally assessed) Learners demonstrate they can apply appropriate knowledge to a work- related challenge in timed conditions.
Assignments (internally assessed) Set and marked by: Centre Verified by: Pearson
Tasks (externally assessed) They are completed in controlled conditions and some tasks have pre-released information. Learners demonstrate how to apply learning to common workplace or HE scenarios.
FUTURE CAREERS LINKED TO THIS SUBJECT:
Learners can progress to higher education courses such as a BA in Law (LLB), an apprenticeship or training routes in the legal sector.
Route Requirements: Grade 4 in GCSE Food & Nutrition