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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Key course information

Health and Social Care


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

Whether you are working in a health or social care environment or as a personal trainer, an understanding of nutrition and health is essential. This qualification aims to increase your understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health. You’ll increase your confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet, and understand how an individual’s dietary requirements can change throughout their life. You’ll gain an understanding in food labelling, and be introduced to eating disorders. The course also covers the role of a healthy diet for weight management, and the principles of food safety in a home environment, enabling you to progress onto other qualifications in this area, or further your areer in healthcare, sport and leisure or hospitality and catering.

What will I learn?

Tailor your learning to your lifestyle with this distance-learning course, which covers six mandatory units. These explore the principles of healthy eating, introducing you to the nutritional needs of a variety of individuals. You’ll learn how to use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet, come to grips with the principles of weight management and begin to understand eating disorders. You’ll also cover the essential principles of food safety for the home environment.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be over the age of 19 at the start of the academic year.

Learners need to have been a resident in the UK or EEA/EU for at least three years prior to enrolment.

Learners cannot be enrolled if they are currently funded for another course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor.

You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.

The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 4 months.

Additional Costs and Information

All learners must complete an induction session prior to being enrolled onto the course.

This course is free however, we do have a £115 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.

Learners can only complete 1 NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care. Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support) (England)

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