TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health - Funded Online Course
This qualification aims to help improve your understanding of nutrition and health, you will cover factors such as the principles of healthy eating and of effective weight management, nutrition in the context of eating disorders and how to effectively prepare food safely in a home environment.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (RQF)
Certified Awarding Body: TQUK
Training Course Content
Explore the principles of healthy eating
In this unit you will explore what a healthy diet is and how your diet directly affects your general health. You will also examine various lifestyle diseases, the role different nutrients play in assisting how your body functions and learn how to plan a healthy meal and prepare food safely.
Consider the nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
This unit looks at how nutritional needs alter with age from children up to older people, and focuses on the specific dietary requirements of these demographics. You will also learn the factors that create barriers to a healthy lifestyle.
Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
In this unit you will gain an increased awareness of the information that is provided on food labels and how this can be used to plan healthier meals and encourage a healthier diet. You will also look at the advantages and disadvantages of food additives and evaluate your own diet.
The principles of weight management
This unit explores the risks associated with ineffective weight management and highlights how to implement effective methods of weight management. You will look at how societal demands for a particular body image can negatively influence weight management and how to plan a short-term weight management programme that works for you.
Understanding eating disorders
In this unit you will study different eating disorders and their effect on health and well-being. You will also look in more detail at the complex connection between food and feelings and how to access information and support in relation to eating disorders.
Principles of food safety for the home environment
This unit will cover how to implement food safety in a safe environment, avoid contamination and identify hazards. You will also learn about the importance of personal hygiene when handling food.
Course delivery details
Course Length: On average, this course is completed within 5 – 10 weeks. But the more time you dedicate, the sooner you can complete it. The pace of the learning is up to you.
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This qualification is 100% government funded if:
- You were born before the 31st August 2001
- You must currently live in Greater London
- You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
- Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
- Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
- If on the 31st of August 2019, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2)
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