Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health – September 2022

Start Date: 12 September 2022
Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 6 weeks
Attendance: Online Learning
Study Location: ONLINE

Course Overview

If you work in the healthcare or fitness industry and want to enhance your knowledge, or just want to make some lifestyle changes yourself, our Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health is the ideal course.

This 100% online course will teach you about the role food and exercise play in maintaining health, what the information on food labelling really means and how to use it correctly. It covers the different diets that children and older people need to follow to make sure they are fit and strong. It also looks at the causes of eating disorders and how to manage them.

.You'll gain insight into how to create a diet and exercise plan that's tailored to each individual's needs to achieve maximum results and understand how to manage food hygiene.

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the mandatory units as detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are not awarded.

Employment opportunities in the sport sector are expanding. Growth in vacancies are expected in fitness instructing, sports therapy and teaching over the next three years.

This is an online course so you are able to work at your own pace. You will have access to a tutor every two weeks to check your work and monitor your progress.

Course Content

This course will benefit a wide range of different people and career ambitions, giving those working in, 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.

This qualification will enable you to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of healthcare, sport and leisure or hospitality and catering.

You can expect to increase your understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health, and it will help increase your confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet – for you or others.

The course will be split into 5 different units:

  • Explore principles of healthy eating</li
  • Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
  • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • The principles of weight management</li
  • Understanding eating disorders

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, you may find it helpful if you have already achieved a related Level 1 qualification.

Assessment Methods

  • Online assessment


Successful achievement of this qualification can open doors to a range of areas, including higher level courses such as:

  • Level 2 Sports Coaching
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Working in the Health Sector
  • Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care
  • Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)
  • Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery
  • Apprenticeship in Food Production and Cookery
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£418.00 incl VAT