Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)

Course description:

The course will help learners to make informed decisions about healthy eating and nutrition. It will also help with diet planning and maintaining a healthy diet and weight management throughout their life.

The course has a credit value of 15 on the Qualifications Credit Framework.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course in Nutrition and Health is ideal for people who are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating. It will be particularly useful to those who work in an environment where an understanding of nutrition and health is relevant, such as food planning and preparation, Sport and recreation, childcare or healthcare.

Entry requirements:

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.

How is the course delivered?

Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at times convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessments are based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme and work-based activities and experience.  Learners should aim to complete the course within 12 weeks.

Course content:

The course will cover the following areas and consists of three modules:

  • Workbook 1: Explore principles of healthy eating.
  • Workbook 2: Consider nutritional needs of a variety of Individuals. Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet.
  • Workbook 3: The principles of weight management. Understanding eating disorders. Principles of food safety for the home environment.

Progression opportunities:

Having completed this course, learners may wish to consider further study in diet and nutrition, or within the wider area of healthcare, or hospitality. Alternatively, they may wish to consider qualifications around catering, food science or sport and exercise.

Course Number: N3RNQ