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Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health Level 2

Course overview

This qualification aims to improve your 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.

Course duration

8 - 12 Weeks

Delivery method



Level 2




Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for those aged 14 and over.

Learning outcomes

Students will explore the principles of healthy eating, understand how to consider the nutritional needs of a variety of individuals and know how to use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet. Upon completion of the course, they will also know about of weight management, understand eating disorders and know the principles of food safety for the home environment.

Course content

  • What is a healthy diet?
  • How diets affect general health
  • Lifestyle diseases
  • The role of nutrients
  • How nutritional needs alter with age
  • Specific dietary requirements of demographics
  • Barriers to a healthy lifestyle
  • Awareness of food labels
  • How to plan healthier meals and encourage a healthy diet
  • Different eating disorders and the effect of these on health and wellbeing
  • Eating disorders and how to access information and support in relation to these
  • How to implement food safety in a safe environment
  • Contamination and hazards
  • The importance of personal hygiene when handling food

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

To attend remotely, students must have access to equipment to learn online, such as a laptop or tablet.

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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