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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 and generic science which apply to every field of science in year 1. Generic units include, but not limited to: • Science fundamentals (exam) • Laboratory techniques (exam) • Scientific Analysis and Reporting (exam) • Control of Hazards in the Laboratory • Human Physiology • Human nutrition • Genetics Food Science specialist modules include: • Testing consumer products • Food technology/science • Crop production and soil science • Microbiology

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

Successful students will get a guaranteed interview for our HND in Applied Biology, or you can apply for Foundation or BSc degrees at university via UCAS.

How will I be assessed?

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