Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    Seven Months

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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 health and social care sector.

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

You will have 1-1 support from an assessor within the health and social care department. Your assessor is occupational competent and will support and work with you throughout the qualification period.

Please note - Learners studying a Health and Social Care course need to meet current Government legal requirements relating to COVID-19 vaccination status when working in the health and social care sector. This means learners must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, this includes being double vaccinated and having received a booster. Learners need to meet this legal requirement to be able to attend placement, without attending placement learners cannot complete their qualifications.

If you think you may be medically exempt from the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination. Learners will need to provide evidence of an NHS Covid pass medical exemption. There is further guidance on how to apply for a medical exemption and prove you are unable to get vaccinated on the government website.

What will I do?

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

  • 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

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Level 2 Understanding Nutrition and Health Certificate.

This course will take you seven months to complete.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

If you do not qualify for funding this course will cost you £867.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

Completion of this course will enable you to progress onto a Level 3 course at the college.

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You can download our course guide