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Certificate, Level 2

Nutrition and Health

You will be introduced to the principles of healthy eating and how diet is closely linked to health. This will include studying the diseases that can result from a poor diet and the nutrients and food groups needed for a balanced diet. You will also look at the nutritional needs and energy requirements for a variety of individuals, including special diets and food allergies.

Completion within 11 weeks, although early completion is achievable

Benefits of Study:

  • No need to attend college, work from home at a pace that suits you
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Available at no cost
  • Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors
  • Study will enhance your personal and professional skills

The student will learn through the support of relevant materials for the course, with a knowledgeable tutor providing advice and guidance on the course content.


  • Exploring the principles of healthy eating
  • Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
  • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • The principles of weight management
  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Principles of food safety for the home environment

You may wish to complete a further distance learning course in: Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes.

No specific entry requirements, however good written English is desirable.

The course is delivered via distance learning, supported by a range of interactive online resources. Work is assessed by the tutor throughout the course from induction to completion.

Where can it lead?