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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

The number of people in the UK classed as obese has more than trebled in the last 25 years. Insufficient nutrition can lead to a variety of health-threatening conditions therefore, understanding the benefits of a balanced diet and the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease is fundamental.

During this course learners will gain an understanding of healthy eating and the importance of food in maintaining health throughout different stages of life. The course will also cover important topics such as planning a healthy diet for weight management, eating disorders and food safety.

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to improve their knowledge of nutrition and health.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 126 study hours to complete.

What will I study?

You will gain a detailed overview of the importance of nutrition in maintaining good health for a range of ages.

Units covered include:

  • Explore principles of healthy eating
  • Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
  • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • The principles of weight management
  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Principles of food safety for the home environment

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.

What are the course fees?

Our distance learning courses are free to those who meet certain eligibility criteria*.

To be eligible for funding you must be:

  • A UK resident
  • Aged 19 or over (those aged 19-23 must have already achieved at least a full level 2 qualification)

*The college will carry out a simple funding assessment to check eligibility.

Please note, there will be a charge of £90 if you do not complete the course.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the level 2 Mental Health Awareness or level 2 Understanding Care and Management of Diabetes.

Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Mark Carragher/Claire Walsh

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