Level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health

The Level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health qualification is ideal for a wide range of learners with some existing knowledge of this area who are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating. Parents, carers, catering staff and students may find this qualification of particular benefit.

Course Duration: 12 weeks
Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees: Free

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.
Courses are fully funded for people who have lived in England for the past three years and are classed as “home fee paying students”, are aged 19 yrs or over and are not currently accessing any other government funding.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

The following units are the outline for this Understanding Nutrition and Health course.

  • Unit 1: Explore principles of healthy eating
  • Unit 2: Consider nutritional needs of a variety individuals
  • Unit 3: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • Unit 4: The principles of weight management
  • Unit 5: Understanding eating disorders
  • Unit 6: Principles of food safety for the home environment

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course, due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are between 19 and 23 yrs of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification ie the equivalent of 5 GCSE Grades A- C

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the instructions to undertake a literacy assessment online. This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

This course takes 12 weeks to complete and consists of 3 written assessments.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to a work booklet either handwritten or to complete the booklet using an electronic template.

You will be required to submit 3 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health Awarding body

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