Understanding Nutrition and Health Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The duration of this course is 16-20 weeks. Guided learning hours are 8-10 hours per week dependent upon knowledge of the subject.

This qualification aims to increase understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health, increase confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet, provide an understanding of how an individual’s dietary requirements change throughout their life, provide an understanding of food labelling and the availability to use information from food labels, provide information on eating disorders and increase understanding of the role of a healthy diet for weight management.

As part of this course you will study six mandatory units:

UNIT 1 – Explore principles of healthy eating

  • Section 1 Understand how diet is linked to health
  • Section 2 Understand the components of a healthy diet
  • Section 3 Know the nutrients in food and their role in maintaining health
  • Section 4 Understand the principles of healthy preparation

UNIT 2 – Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals

  • Section 1 Know the nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Section 2 Know the nutritional needs of older people
  • Section 3 Understand special dietary requirements
  • Section 4 Understand barriers to healthy eating

UNIT 3 – Planning a healthy diet

  • Section 1 Understand food labelling
  • Section 2 Understand food additives
  • Section 3 Apply principles of healthy eating

UNIT 4 – The principles of weight management

  • Section 1 Know the risks associated with ineffective weight management
  • Section 2 Understand how body image may influence weight management
  • Section 3 Know about effective methods of weight management
  • Section 4 Be able to plan a short-term weight management programme for an individual

UNIT 5 – Understanding eating disorders

  • Section 1 Understand the term ‘eating disorder’
  • Section 2 Understanding the causes of eating disorders
  • Section 3 Understand how an eating disorder may affect the individual and others
  • Section 4 Understand how a specific eating disorder may be managed

UNIT 6 – Principles of food safety for the home environment

  • Section 1 Know the importance of handling food safely
  • Section 2 Know the importance of personal hygiene when handling food
  • Section 3 Know how to store food safely
  • Section 4 Know how food storage can affect the nutritional value of food
  • Section 5 Know how to keep the food work area clean
  • Section 6 Know how to check food is cooked to the correct temperature
  • Section 7 Know how to dispose of food waste safely

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for all units.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding Nutrition and Health Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:



  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley
    and the West Midlands.

  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (i.e QCF
    Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE
    grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First
    Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level
    2).


or



  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain
    work.


An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the
course



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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

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