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About the course

Nutrition is the key to a healthy body and mind, and understanding the values of a diet and exercise plan is an important part of maintaining overall well-being.

 

This nationally recognised qualification explores influential factors such as the principles of healthy eating and weight management.  The course also introduces nutrition in the context of eating disorders, and explains how to prepare food safely in a home environment. 

 

Whether you want to improve your knowledge around diet and health for personal reasons, or wish to develop your employment opportunities, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of the key topics surrounding nutrition and health.

 

 

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Entry requirements

Learners must meet the following eligibility criteria to access this course:

 

  • Age: Learners must have been at least 19 years of age by 1 August 2021 (if you are aged 19-23 years you must already hold a full level 2 qualification i.e. 5 x GCSE's grade A*-C / 4-9)
  • Nationality: Learners must have lived within the EU for at least the last 3 years
  • Learners will be required to complete an electronic enrolment form.
  • Learners must undertake a maths and English skills checker. (initial online course only)
  •  Learners will be required to attend an online induction session via zoom.(initial online course only)
  • Apprenticeships: Please contact us regarding the funding rules for apprentices

 

Qualifications

TQUK  Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health 

What you'll learn (core modules)

This course explores the following:

 

Unit 1: Explore the principles of healthy eating

In this unit you will explore what a healthy diet is and how your diet directly affects your general health. You will also examine various lifestyle diseases, the role different nutrients play in assisting how your body functions and learn how to plan a healthy meal and prepare food safely.

 

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

This unit looks at how nutritional needs alter with age from children up to older people, and focuses on the specific dietary requirements of these demographics. You will also learn the factors that create barriers to a healthy lifestyle.

 

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

In this unit you will gain an increased awareness of the information that is provided on food labels and how this can be used to plan healthier meals and encourage a healthier diet. You will also look at the advantages and disadvantages of food additives and evaluate your own diet.

 

Unit 4: The principles of weight management

This unit explores the risks associated with ineffective weight management and highlights how to implement effective methods of weight management. You will look at how societal demands for a particular body image can negatively influence weight management and how to plan a short-term weight management programme that works for you.

 

Unit 5: Understanding eating disorders

In this unit you will study different eating disorders and their effect on health and well-being. You will also look in more detail at the complex connection between food and feelings and how to access information and support in relation to eating disorders.

 

Unit 6: Principles of food safety for the home environment

This unit will cover how to implement food safety in a safe environment, avoid contamination and identify hazards. You will also learn about the importance of personal hygiene when handling food.

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is assessed via an internally assessed portfolio of evidence which is submitted to your tutor using the online portal.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

  • All learning is completed online at a time that suits you without the need to attend college. 
  • At the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification.

Where will this course take me?

Once you have completed your course with us, you may feel that you would like to progress with your studies or develop skills in another area and take up another course. Please select the link below to view all our other online courses:

 

Level 2 - Online Courses

How much will it cost?

The course is fully funded and there are no associated costs with completing this course*

However if you start and not complete this course there will be a charge of £125

 

*The course is fully funded subject to the individual being over 19 and having lived in an EEA country for the last 3 years

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Please select "apply online" and complete the application, once we have received this, we will contact you with further enrolment information.

 

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