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Award in Nutrition for Health Level 2

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This qualification covers the key role of nutrition in health and wellbeing. Its objective is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the relationship between diet and health and wellbeing, as well as the role of food labelling and other factors in food choices.

It will equip learners with an awareness of the importance of healthy eating and the need to provide special diets/foods for specific clients. The qualification is useful for those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of human nutrition.

It is also ideal for individuals who are in the catering, hospitality, care or leisure industries who need an understanding of what constitutes nutritious and healthy meals. In the health sector, it would be relevant for health trainers, other health professionals and staff in a range of public services who need a good knowledge of human nutrition.

Dates and times

This course is delivered on Saturday 21st September 2019, 9am-5pm.

Price

The full cost is £175.

Content

This course will cover the following:

  • Current UK government guidelines for a healthy balanced diet
  • Foods which are good sources of ‘macronutrients’ and ‘micronutrients’
  • The concept of energy balance
  • How food intake in the UK differs from the current guidelines
  • The main diseases in the UK that have a link to food intake
  • Food/drink choices, preparation and cooking methods can impact on a person’s health
  • Food allergies and food intolerances can affect individual wellbeing
  • Food/menu labelling helps the consumer identify healthy options as part of a healthy diet
  • Tools for changing eating habits
  • Reliable sources of nutritional information
  • The factors (religious, ethical, economic) that can influence food choice

Assessment

An examination which will consist of 30 multiple choice questions, to be completed in 45 minutes.

A candidate who is able to satisfy the learning outcomes will be awarded a score of at least 20 correct answers in the examination.

Requirements

To enrol on this Level 4 Award in Nutrition course you must be 18-years-old or over. It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C however exemptions may be made for adult returners with relevant experience.

Award

Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be awarded a Level 2 Award Certificate in Nutrition from The Royal Society for Public Health.

Learners who achieve this qualification can progress to the RSPH Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Health.

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses team:

Tel: 020 8240 4321
Email: shortcourses@stmarys.ac.uk