Diploma Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition




1 year(s) Full Time

Start Date:


Summary & Entry Requirements

Course Includes

The course is designed to develop a deep knowledge and recognition of the links between food, nutrition and health. Topics include food microbiology, food and the media, product development and operational management.

Principal Qualification

Level 3 Diploma Food, Nutrition and Health.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE grades 9-4, preferably with Maths, English, and Science.

Facilities & Location

Course Facilities

Food and Drink Innovation Centre

Moulton College's new Food and Drink Innovation Centre is due to open in Summer 2018.

The centre will house a contemporary food technology teaching facility, a large conference room, a sensory room to test products and even a micro-brewery.

The new courses available are a mix of post-16, university-level and part time, along with apprenticeships. Subjects include professional bakery, health and nutrition, food science and technology, food operations, HACCP, food safety and brewing, among others. 

IT Facilities

Significant investment has been made in I.T. facilities over recent years, teaching is enhanced with IT in the majority of classrooms and a number of I.T. Suites operate throughout the different campuses utilising a mixture of PC’s, Laptops and Netbooks.  A cutting edge Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system means that Students at all sites receive a consistent IT experience. 

Fast WiFi networks cover the majority of the campus, and students are enabled to bring their own devices for use during informal study periods. 

We run Microsoft Windows and Office 2010 with a range of specialist software to support each curriculum area.  Each student is provided with a College email address and a home area to store their files alongside this 24/7 access from home is available to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where lesson notes, interactive study aids, and videos support and reinforce teaching from both the classroom and practical sessions.

Learning Resource Centres

The college has learning resource centres at the main Moulton site, and the East Northants vocational skills academy. The Moulton LRC provides access for 240 people, including a designated IT area for our higher education students.

Each learning resource centre offers a range of services such as libraries, careers advice, learning support and study spaces, as well as access to resources including books, journals, newspapers, trade literature, online resources and DVDs.

Each centre also has a computer suite that provides access to network drives, the internet and Moodle, as well as hardware such as printers, copiers and scanners. Specialist software includes AutoCAD and packages for horse management, farm management, garden design, accounting, statistics and mind mapping.

For anyone requiring additional support, the learning resource centres at Moulton and at the vocational skills academies offer learning support, where needs can be discussed and arrangements put in place.

Course Location

Moulton Campus
Moulton Campus

Moulton College is one of the longest established Colleges in the country. This history of providing education and training gives the campus a unique feel, combining tradition with the latest and most up to date resources.

Moulton now provides a wide range of courses specialising in the natural, built and recreational environment, which is not only spacious and attractive, but provides an ideal location in which to study.

The College is proud of its record since beoming an independent Further Education Corporation in 1992. The number of students has increased significantly, and the courses on offer now range from pre-entry through to degree and post-graduate level. Staffing breadth and expertise have increased, and the buildings and specialist resources are now amongst the best in Great Britain.

Moulton is situated close to major motorway networks and main railway lines, provising easy access from all parts of the country.

Study Progression & Careers


After successful completion of the course students can expect to pursue one of the following career opportunities:

  • Employment within the food or health industries, or a Foundation degree.

Progression Opportunities


This Course

Diploma Level 3 Food Science and Nutrition

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Diploma Level 2 Professional Bakery Diploma Level 3 Food Technology and Management
Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Food Industry Skills Diploma Level 3 Professional Bakery
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Further Information

Course Overview

The course is designed to develop a deep knowledge and recognition of the links between food, nutrition and health. Topics include food microbiology, food and the media, product development and operational management.

Learning & Assessment Methods

Our lecturers are specialists in their subjects and have up to date knowledge and experience in food and drink. These courses consist of an exciting combination of both theory lessons and practical work. You will complete a range of training projects which will be assessed by undertaking both practical assessment tasks and knowledge based exams.