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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Unlike other online nutrition courses, this qualification aims to promote your employees’ understanding of nutrition and health, covering factors such as the principles of healthy eating and weight management, nutrition in the context of eating disorders and how to prepare food safely in a home environment.


Unit 1: Explore the principles of healthy eating

In this unit, your employees will explore healthy diets and how a person’s diet directly affects their health. They will also examine various lifestyle diseases, the role of different nutrients in assisting our bodies’ functions, how to plan a healthy meal and how to prepare food safely.

Unit 2: Consider the nutritional needs of a variety of individuals

Within this unit, your employees will discover how nutritional needs alter with age and explore the needs of children as well as older people, focusing on the special dietary requirements of particular demographics. The factors which create barriers to healthy lifestyles for individuals are also explored.

Unit 3: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet

In this unit, your employees will gain an increased awareness of the information provided on food labels and how this can be used to plan healthier, balanced meals and encourage a healthy diet. The advantages and disadvantages of food additives are explained, and your employees will evaluate their own diets in an attempt to understand how complex the world of food and nutrition really is.

Unit 4: The principles of weight management

This unit explores the risks associated with ineffective weight management and highlights how effective methods of weight management can be best implemented. Your employees will look at how societal demands for a particular body image can negatively influence weight management, as well as how to plan a short-term weight management programme which works for them.

Unit 5: Understanding eating disorders

Your employees will study different eating disorders and their effect on health and well-being. This unit also provides an understanding of the complex connection between food and feelings, explaining how to access useful information and support surrounding eating disorders.

Unit 6: Principles of food safety for the home environment

In this unit, your employees will gain an understanding of how to implement food safety in a safe environment, avoid contamination and discover how to identify hazards. This unit also highlights the great importance of personal hygiene when handling food.

Benefits against other online nutrition courses:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
  • Full cost Direct debit Fully funded
    £299 Initial payment of £29.90, 3 monthly payments of £89.70 To be eligible you must:
  • Be 19 or over as of 31st August 2017
  • Have lived in the European Union for the past three years
  • Not be a current learner with The Skills Network or another provider
  • Learners must reside in England or Scotland
  • NOT have done the course of interest before.
  • Key Information

    Funding Fully Funded
    (Subject to eligibility)
    Full Cost Price £299.00
    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

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