Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health - Level 2

Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

The number of obese people in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years, reaching what many doctors believe to be ‘epidemic’ proportions. Insufficient nutrition can lead to a variety of health-threatening conditions; understanding the benefits of a balanced diet and the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease is fundamental.


Planned Learning Hours

Course Duration: 16 weeks

Learner Benefits

–  Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification

 Furthers personal and professional development

 No need to formally attend a college

–  Receive a set of high-quality learner support materials

–  Gain support from a dedicated team

Business Benefits

  Gives employees a high standard of learning to support their roles

Provides assurances that employees are well trained

Improves your team’s understanding of important healthy food preparation principles

  Provides evidence of staff competency to external stakeholders

–  Creates better preventative care through improved staff knowledge

Job Sectors

–  Medical

–  Catering

–  Health and social care

This nationally accredited qualification gives 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.


Aged 19+

Lived in the EU for 3 years

Minimum of 8 learners (For employers)

  • How diet is linked to health
  • The principles of healthy food preparation
  • The nutritional needs of children and young people
  • The nutritional needs of older people
  • Barriers to healthy eating
  • Food labelling
  • Risks associated with ineffective weight management
  • The connections between food and feelings


Register your interest in this course.