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Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Food Nutrition and Health

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Course Duration

Full-time: 2 years including work placement

Course Location

Loughry Campus

Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Food Nutrition and Health

This course is designed to develop a knowledge and understanding of the links between food science, technology, nutrition and health. This course prepares students for employment or progression onto higher level courses.

Course content
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Diet and health
  • Food chemistry
  • Food in society
  • Food in the media
  • Food microbiology
  • Food product development
  • Food safety
  • Food science for the technician
  • Health promotion
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Human nutrition
  • ICT and food management information systems
  • Introductory science for food technicians
  • Introduction to food manufacture
  • Introduction to sports nutrition
  • Operational management
  • Quality assurance
  • Using your senses
Work placement

Students will complete a twelve week work placement in a food business between year one and year two of the course.

Progression opportunities and career destinations

This course provides students with the opportunity to progress onto appropriate Foundation or Honours Degree programmes. It has been designed to meet the needs of industry and prepare students for careers at supervisory level. A range of jobs is available including; quality controllers, laboratory technicians and product development technologists.

Course Entry Requirements

Normally four GCSE Grade Cs or above including English Language, Mathematics and Science.

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Loughry Campus

Loughry Campus aims to develop learners’ skills and competitiveness through education, training, business and technology programmes to meet the needs of the food industry.

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Emma Halliday

Emma Halliday
Student

“I am really enjoying the numerous trips to visit food companies which staff organise. Along with these and the practicals we complete in the Food Technology Centre give you a real insight into the food industry. Staff provide great support and motivate us to work hard to achieve our goals."

Nicola Kerr

Key Contact

Nicola Kerr
Senior Lecturer (Food)

Nicola.Kerr@daera-ni.gov.uk

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