Food Science and Nutrition

Delivered at Westfield School

Aims of the course

  • This A level equivalent gives you the opportunity to study both the theoretical and practical aspects of nutrition, food, and food preparation.
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the composition of foods and of the food production industries.
  • Continue to improve your practical skills and relate to healthy eating and the science of food.

Course content

Unit 1: Meeting Nutritional Needs of Specific Groups

Unit 2: Ensuring Food is Safe to Eat

Unit 3: Experimenting to Solve Food Production Problems (Optional)

Unit 4 Current Issues in Food Science and Nutrition (Optional)


In the first year, the students will work on Unit 1 and 2. Unit 1 will be assessed by both coursework and an examination.  Unit 2 will be assessed by an examination and coursework – to include practical work. Unit 3 or 4 will be studied in U6 as a coursework module.

Career opportunities

The Diploma provides a suitable foundation for the study of Food Science, Food Marketing, Food and Nutrition, Catering or any health related fields, such as Nursing or Dietetics at University.

This course will be delivered at Westfield School.