Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

Westminster Adult Education Service
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8 - 12 weeks
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Course description

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

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 individuals dietary requirements change throughout their life, provide an understanding of food labelling and the ability to use information from food labels, provide information on eating disorders, increase understanding of the role of a healthy diet for weight management, increase understanding of the principles of food safety in a home environment.

Suitability - Who should attend?

In order to undertake this course you must have English at Level 1. You will need to know how to use an electrical device such as a computer, laptop or tablet due to the delivery of the course being all on line.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion of this course you will gain a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health.

Training Course Content

This qualification contains 6 mandatory units - Explore principles of healthy eatingConsider nutritional needs of a variety of individualsUse food and nutrition information to plan a healthy dietThe principles of weight managementUnderstanding eating disordersPrinciples of food safety for the home environment.


The course is free if you meet the eligibility criteria. You must be a UK resident or have lived in the UK for 3 years or more and be aged 19 before 1st August 2020. You will need internet access so that you can respond to email and a digital device that will enable you to type your answers into a web-based platform.

On top of the stardard residency/citizenship eligibility, they must also live in England but outside of the Greater London Authority or the combined authorities of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West of England, West Midlands, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, or West Yorkshire.

Continuing Studies

If you are interested in progressing to further study at the next level of vocational learning, the following qualifications are available - Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Level 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector, Level 2 qualifications in Hospitality and Catering, Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Exercise and Fitness.

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Westminster Adult Education Service

We are Westminster City Council’s adult education service and the largest local authority adult education service in London, but we are proud to offer our courses to learners across England through online and Distance Learning. The council’s ambition is for...

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Westminster Adult Education Service

219 Lisson Grove
NW8 8LW London

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