Nutrition & Health (RQF) Certificate Level 2
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Nutrition & Health (RQF) Certificate Level 2

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Certificate in Nutrition & Health RQF Level 2

The level of obesity in adults and children continues to rise each year. The statistics are startling: World Health Organization experts predict that the vast majority of British people will be overweight by 2030.  75% of men and 66% of women will be officially fat by this date. Of those 33% of women 36% of men will be obese. It is estimated that illnesses associated with poor eating habits are already costing the NHS more than £500 million per year.

We have all heard the old saying “you are what you eat.” and it still holds true. If you stick to a balanced healthy diet full of vitamins and minerals, then your body and appreciates it. You’ll feel stronger, healthier, more energised - better all round.

Those who limit their diet to processed foods undoubtedly suffer the consequences of not giving their bodies what they need to thrive. Fatigue and low energy is not the only result, but poor health as well. Understanding the clear connection between your health and your diet may spur you to make better dietary decisions.

What will you study on this nutrition course?

Studying our nutrition course online will provide you with the principles of healthy eating and how diet is linked to health. You will also learn about:

  • Nutritional needs of children; younger and older people
  • Methods of weight management
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Barriers to healthy eating
  • Types of eating disorders

Who can enrol on our Nutrition and Health course?

This qualification is ideal for a wide range of learners who are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating. Parents, carers, catering staff and students may find this qualification of particular benefit

The great news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This health and nutrition course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about nutrition and health at home, at their own pace.

You have the freedom to start the distance learning nutrition course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace, with full tutor support.

What qualification will you get?

You will receive the Nutrition & Health RQF Level 2 qualification on successful completion of the course.

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition & Health (RQF) (600/9966/5) is designed to develop your understanding and knowledge of diet and nutrition in order to promote well-being and a healthy lifestyle. This course pays particular attention to the dangers of being overweight or obese and the associated health risks whilst recognising the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What courses can I progress onto on completion of the Certificate in Nutrition & Health RQF Level 2 course?

This course can be used as knowledge evidence towards a qualification in a sector such as Health and Social Care, Hospitality or Sport. It is also a great way of meeting on-going CPD requirements. Learners who achieve this qualification may be interested in progressing onto:

Health and Social Care (Adults) QCF Course

Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (QCF) Diploma NVQ Level 3

Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training QCF Level 3