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.