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Nutrition & Health (RQF) Certificate Level 2

The World Health Organisation states that in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight and 650 million of these were obese. Potentially more shocking, is that 38 million children under the age of five were overweight or obese in 2019. Obesity is preventable and it all starts with the knowledge and understanding of a healthy and nutritious diet and lifestyle.

This NCFE endorsed and accredited level 2 Certificate qualification is ideal for learners who are interested in improving their understanding of healthy eating and nutrition, paying particular attention to the dangers of obesity and the health risks associated with it.

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100% online learning and assessment

Self-paced study

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only £9.99/mo

Study around other commitments

24/7 access to online learning

Through studying the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health you will learn about the principles of healthy eating and how diet is linked to the health of your body and mind. You will look at how to make better dietary decisions with the view to increasing quality of life, confidence and life expectancy. You will also study the nutritional needs of a range of different individuals, including children and older people as well as special dietary requirements, barriers to healthy eating and eating disorders.

Unit One: Explore principles of healthy eating (R/505/2204)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how diet is linked to health
  • Understand the components of a healthy diet
  • Know the nutrients in food and their role in maintaining health
  • Understand the principles of healthy food preparation

Unit Two: Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals (J/601/2535)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Know the nutritional needs of older people
  • Understand special dietary requirements
  • Understand barriers to healthy eating

Unit Three: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet (M/601/2545)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand food labelling
  • Understand food additives
  • Apply principles of healthy eating

Unit Four: The principles of management (L/505/2203)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the risks associated with ineffective weight management
  • Understand how body image may influence weight management
  • Know about effective methods of weight management
  • Be able to plan a short-term weight management programme for an individual

Unit Five: Understanding eating disorders (M/503/0999)

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know about different eating disorders.
  • Understand the connections between food and feelings.
  • Know how to access information and support relating to eating disorders.

To enrol on this course, you do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience, it is openly available to anyone who wants to learn more about nutrition and health whilst studying at home, with no time pressures.

Please note you must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 98 hours.

Each unit is followed by a group of assessment questions, designed to test your knowledge of the information you have read, researched and digested throughout that piece of learning. Once you have completed each unit assessment, you will submit them to your tutor for marking. You cannot fail this course, but your tutor may highlight areas where they need a little more information to ensure you fully understand each area, in order to pass.



On successful completion of our NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition & Health (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 2 (Qualification Reference Number: (600/9966/5). This course has also been assigned 12 credits.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

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