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Delivered at Wiltshire College and University Centre's Salisbury campus, this course will prepare you for a career in health or nutrition.
Although you can graduate after 2 years with the FdSc in Health and Nutrition, an additional third year on a top-up course to achieve a full BSc degree could be more attractive to employers in the field.
Year one lays the foundation for later study. The number of students at any one year will be relatively small so all students will have maximum support for each module from a personal tutor.
You will learn how to research current topics, and although there is no work experience as part of the course, there is a Work Related Project in year 2 which may require you to liaise with a local company or organisation and apply your knowledge to a live, relevant topic or issue.
Overall, the course will get you workplace ready, with the theoretical and practical knowledge which would benefit any employer in the fields of health and nutrition.
Year 1: Introduction to the Principles in Health Care, Nutrition and the Social Environment, Practical Laboratory Skills, Mathematics for Science, Academic Writing Skills, Essential Biology and Physiology. Year 2: Professional Development Portfolio, Food Psychology and Behaviour, Work Related Project, Nutrition across the Lifespan, Nutrition, Health and Disease, Policy and Practice in Health and Nutrition (Option), Food Chemistry and Nutrition (Option).
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Wiltshire College - Salisbury|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||48 UCAS Tariff Points (normally to include Biology), e.g. 2Es or 1C at A Level or an AVCE Double Award at EE or BTEC / City and Guilds National Technical Diploma.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants will normally be expected to present passes at Grade C or above in at least three other subjects (Double or Triple Science) at GCSE level or equivalent; passes at Grade C and above in English and Mathematics will be normally expected.|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent.