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Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health Level 2

Our Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (RQF) is an accredited qualification designed to equip you with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to promote healthy eating habits and understand the role of nutrition in overall health.

Throughout the course, you will cover essential topics such as eating disorders, healthy eating principles, weight management, food safety, and nutritional needs across different age groups. Additionally, it explores the diet-health relationship, defines healthy diets for all ages, and examines illnesses related to poor nutrition. The course also teaches how to utilise food and nutrition information for a healthy diet, including understanding food labels, nutritional values, additives, and relevant laws. It also provides skills in interpreting nutritional data, planning balanced meals, documenting dietary intake, and ensuring it meets dietary standards.

This qualification is ideal for individuals seeking to deepen their knowledge of nutrition and health, including budding nutritionists, healthcare workers, educators, and anyone interested in fostering healthy lifestyles.

By completing this course, you will possess a thorough understanding of nutrition and its influence on health, empowering you to support healthy eating practices.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 603/3511/7
Average time to completion: 8 to 12 weeks

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Understanding Eating Disorders: This module covers the definition, causes, and effects of eating disorders on individuals and others. It explores signs, symptoms, and management techniques, including treatments and support resources available.
  • Module 2 – Principles of Healthy Eating: This module delves into the relationship between diet and health, defining a healthy diet for both children and adults. It examines the diseases linked to poor diets, energy sources, calorie calculations, food groups, nutrients, and the importance of variety and fluid intake in a healthy diet, along with principles of healthy food preparation.
  • Module 3 – Principles of Weight Management: This module includes how the risks of ineffective weight management are addressed, including obesity, emaciation, and malnourishment. It explores the role of balanced diets, energy balance, lifestyle choices, and effective weight management programs, emphasising realistic goal setting and information gathering.
  • Module 4 – Using Food and Nutrition Information for a Healthy Diet: This module focuses on food labelling, nutritional content, additives, and legislative aspects. It teaches how to use nutritional information to plan a healthy diet, record food consumption, and compare it against dietary guidelines, while addressing misleading claims and recommendations for adult nutrition.
  • Module 5 – Principles of Food Safety in the Home Environment: This module covers the importance of safe food handling, personal hygiene, and proper storage techniques to prevent contamination, this module also discusses maintaining cleanliness in food areas, cooking temperatures, and safe food waste disposal practices.
  • Module 6 – Considering Nutritional Needs Across Age Groups: This module examines the nutritional needs of young people and adults, including planning balanced meals and snacks, understanding energy requirements, and identifying sources of key nutrients. It also addresses factors influencing eating patterns and the importance of meeting nutritional recommendations for different age groups.

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificates, which will be promptly delivered to you.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £150 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for you/your staff members will be sent to you.

Quality Assurance

This Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

Enquiry Form

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