Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

This course is suitable for a wide range of individuals who are interested in improving their knowledge and understanding of healthy eating. It is also intended to support those working or having an interest in a range of occupational areas including exercise and fitness, health care and food preparation and cooking.

The Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health comprises of 6 units:

  • Unit 1 – Explain principles of health 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
  • Unit 6 – Principles of food safety for the home environment

What's next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

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Is it for me?

Are you interested in improving your knowledge and understanding of healthy eating? Perhaps you are interested in working within the exercise and fitness, healthcare, food preparation or catering industries? If so, this course could be an ideal first step for your development as it is suitable for a wide range of occupational areas.



  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref 4924-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

The course duration is 10 weeks, and requires three to four hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health is awarded by CACHE.

The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments, and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.

Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course.

Applicants aged 19-23 are eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.


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