Nutrition and Health

Gain an understanding of the impact that food and diet has on health and gain a nutrition-related qualification as an addition to your current skillset.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn about how diet affects a person’s health, focusing on the five major food groups
  • Gain a practical insight into effective weight management
  • Understand more about different types of eating disorders
  • Discover how nutritional needs vary according to an individual’s age
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  • FREE online course
    FREE 100% online study
  • Course duration
    15 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    6 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited Level 2 qualification

Who is this course for?

For people looking to work as a nutritionist or wanting to enhance their performance in their current role by providing a better advice on leading a healthy lifestyle.

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health.

Unit 1: The principles of healthy eating

Your learning goals:

  • Linking diet and health
  • Components of a healthy diet
  • The role of nutrients
  • Principles of healthy food preparation.
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: The nutritional needs of individuals

Your learning goals:

  • Nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Nutritional needs of older people
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Barriers to healthy eating.
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Planning a healthy diet

Your learning goals:

  • Understanding food labelling
  • Understanding food additives
  • Applying principles of healthy eating.
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: Principles of weight management

Your learning goals:

  • Risks associated with ineffective weight management
  • Body image and weight management
  • Planning a short-term weight management programme.
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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Unit 5: Understanding eating disorders

Your learning goals:

  • Different eating disorders
  • Causes of eating disorders
  • How eating disorders affect the individual and others
  • Managing eating disorders.
  • Assessment
    Unit 5 Assessment
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Unit 6: Principles of food safety for the home environment

Your learning goals:

  • Handling food safely
  • Personal hygiene when handling food
  • Storing food safely
  • Effect of food storage on nutritional value
  • Keeping food work areas clean
  • Checking food is cooked to the correct temperature
  • Disposing of food waste safely.
  • Assessment
    Unit 6 Assessment
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“I have learnt a lot on this course. It has been extremely helpful not only in my career but with my own health and fitness. It's rather interesting too. All in all a really good course! Cannot wait to do another!”

Rachael from South Yorkshire
Successful Nutrition and Health learner

Can I study for free?

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2020 (born before 01 September 2001)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training.

You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

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