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Applied Sciences (Food Science Level 3)

Why study this course?

Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Applied Science have been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare students for the challenges theyll face in Higher Education or employment. The food and drink sector is the UKs largest manufacturing sector. It accounts for 15% of the UKs total manufacturing sector by value. Its the fourth largest food and drink manufacturing industry in the world and it employs 440,000 people directly in the UK, and as many as 1.2 million in related food services.

What will I study?

You will study a mandatory set of units which apply to every field of science in year one. Generic units include, but are not limited to: Science Fundamentals; Laboratory/Techniques; Scientific Analysis and Reporting; Control of Hazards in the Laboratory; Human Physiology; Human Nutrition and Genetics. Food Science specialist modules include: Testing Consumer Products; Food Technology/Science; Crop Production and Soil Science and Microbiology.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This Level 3 qualification can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for higher education study. You could also progress on to our HNC Applied Biology course at our Kettering Campus.

How will I be assessed?

You will have a mixture of formal examinations and course work. Approximately 20% Examinations and 80% is coursework.

Are there any additional costs?

• Applied Science textbook for approximately £60
• Scientific calculator approximately £10
• USB drive approximately £5
• Printing of assessment paperwork approximately £25

If you are aged 19 or over, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost more affordable. Find out more about your payment options at

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Although the government has announced that exams will not be going ahead this summer, we are committed to ensuring that all students who apply to join us this year will be able to do so. We therefore want to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about with regards to applying for one of our programmes starting in September 2020. We are committed to ensuring that the challenges of the current situation will not prevent our future students from achieving their full potential, we are with you every step of the way. To apply online, select the 'Apply' button. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen

What qualifications will I gain?

• Applied Science (Food Science Pathway) Cambridge Technical Diploma Level 3 Extended Diploma • English & maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

Up to 168