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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

Level 2 qualifications in Hospitality and Catering
Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Exercise and Fitness Level 3 qualifications in Health Promotion
Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Sport and Active Leisure
Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

What does this programme involve?

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 labeling 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.
The objectives of this qualification are to:
- give learners working, or intending to work, in settings such as Sport and Recreation, Exercise and Fitness, Hospitality and Catering or Healthcare an understanding of nutrition and health to support their role in the workplace
- enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of healthcare, sport and leisure, or hospitality and catering.

5 mandatory units need to be completed to successfully pass this course which are:

Unit 1 Explore principles of healthy eating
Unit 2 Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
Unit 3 Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
Unit 4 The principles of weight management
Unit 5 Understanding eating disorders

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Self study and 1:1 support from your assessor.

What else do I need to know?

The Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health has been accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland,1 and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

The Department of Health policy on reducing obesity and improving diet notes that over 60% of adults and 30% of children are overweight or obese. Health problems associated with this cost the NHS over 5 billion per year.

This qualification is ideal for learners who are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and diet, their role in improving and maintaining health and well-being, and how attitudes toward food can influence and impact on well-being.

There are no classes for this course.

If you are a Levy paying employer, the cost of training will be funded through your digital account. If you are a non-levy paying employer you will pay 5% of the cost of training. For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact or call 023 8091 1195.

Dates for the diary

Each year we hold various events which will give you the opportunity to find out more about our range of courses. For specific dates and times please see the events section of this website or telephone 023 8091 1195.

How do I apply?

If you are hoping to undertake a workbased apprenticeship, please be aware that you will need to be employed in a relevant role in industry and your employer must agree to your training.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Workforce Skills Advisors on 023 8091 1195.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
NTHRO Workplace Flexible Flexible Flexible Flexible £362.00 £362.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

For full details on fees, or for any other enquiries please contact or call 023 8091 1195.

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

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