Nutrition and Hydration Training

Our Nutrition and Hydration Training course offers face-to-face training for all care workers on the topic of nutrition and hydration. Our course will help care workers support individuals to have access to fluids, food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care.

Course Description

Skills for Care recommended Minimum learning Outcomes:

Will be dependent on the workers role and responsibilities and appropriate training should be provided to enable the worker to provide:

  • Understand the principles of hydration and nutrition.
  • Be able to support individuals to have access to fluids in accordance with their plan of care.
  • Be able to support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care.

Complete Training Minimum Learning Outcomes:

Enable the worker to:

  • Achieve all recommended minimum learning outcomes (listed above)
  • Be able to define the five main food groups and identify sources of essential nutrients
  • Complete an activity to provide guidance for different age groups on a healthy diet and adaptations that can be made
  • Be able to describe the signs of dehydration
  • Describe the risk factors that may lead to malnutrition

Links to: CQC Key lines of enquiry (KLOEs) CQC fundamental standards:

  • CQC KLOEs / Effective: E3
  • CQC fundamental standards / Food and drink

Suggested refresher frequency:

  • Monitor performance
  • Assess knowledge and competence at least annually.
  • Provide learning and development opportunities when identified or required and at least every 3 years.


This course will be delivered by an expert trainer in this field at a date and time of your choosing. The training is hosted at our own premises which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 individuals. All course materials will be provided and refreshments are included. This training can also be delivered at your own premises if feasible and required.

Certificates will be issued on completion of the course and you will also receive copies of completed evaluation forms for your records. We are flexible on start times to help accommodate for all your shift patterns, including evenings and weekends.

If face to face training is not feasible, we also offer a remote distance learning pack containing learning resources and workbook.

Our Facilities:

  • Disability access building
  • Ground flood training facilities (at request)
  • Comfortable classroom lecture/study environment
  • Toilet & Washrooms inc. disabled access
  • Refreshments provision

Availability and Pricing

Theory & Activities:

  • Time required: Half a day
  • Accommodates: Up to 12 people
  • Total Price: £200 +VAT

Our training is also available in distance learning pack format at £10 +VAT per person.

Also see

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  • Food Hygiene – Our course offers face-to-face training for all workers involved in the hygienic storage, preparation and handling of food. Our course will help meet food safety requirements needed to help reduce risks of hazards and contaminations.


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