Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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This Level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate is designed for anyone who has an interest in Nutrition and Health and improving and maintaining their health and wellbeing. It helps to identify how attitudes towards food can influence and impact on wellbeing. It is ideal for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for those working in, or looking to find employment in the following sectors:

  • Health and Social Care
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  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Sport, Exercise and Fitness

The qualification looks to increase your knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Principles of healthy eating
  • Nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
  • Using food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • Principles of weight management
  • Eating disorders and food safety for the home environment

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate you will study:

  • 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 disorder
  • Unit 6 - Principles of food safety for the home environment

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work, or any location you wish via our fully online learning platform.

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (online or paper-based), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification.

There are six assessments, over three workbooks.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide