Who is this course for?
This course is designed for learners aged 18 or over, who are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and diet, their role in improving and maintaining health and wellbeing, and understanding how attitudes toward food can influence and impact of wellbeing. It is ideal for those who wish to study the programme as part of their own continuous professional development or for those who wish to improve their understanding to increase their opportunities of finding work; it is ideal for those working, or intending to work, in settings such as Sport and Recreation, Exercise and Fitness, Hospitality and Catering or Healthcare.
What do you need to apply for the course?
Learners wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 18 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.
If this is your first full level 2 qualification you will be asked to complete a declaration form.
What are the key things you'll learn?
The qualification aims to provide learners’ with an understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health. It will increase confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet; provide an understanding of how dietary requirements change and an understanding of food labelling. It will provide information on eating disorders along with an increased understanding of the role of a healthy diet in weight management.
How you will learn
You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. (This qualification is also available on-line).
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing the course candidates will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects or progress to further training. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes.