Food Science and Nutrition Certificate/Diploma Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code FNH-CL3
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is suitable for anyone interested in Food Nutrition and the Food industry.

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.


In the first year, you will learn about 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.

In the second year, you will extend your knowledge of food safety, as well as exploring current issues in food science and nutrition through an extended project.

How will it be delivered?

The Level 3 certificate is assessed through a combination of controlled assessment (9.5 hours - 3.5 hour is a practical) marked internally and a written exam marked by external an external exam board.

The Level 3 Diploma is assessed through a 14-hour controlled assessment for Unit 4 (Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition) which is internally marked. Students will also complete an 8-hour timed controlled assessment for Unit 2 (Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat) which is taken in May and externally marked.

Entry requirements

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4, including English or Maths at grade 4 or above. 

Your next steps...

This is excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in Food and Nutrition, Food Science, Food Technology and Public Health.