Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5


Flexible start date




  • Care


  • Online

Why take this course?

The Department of Health policy on reducing obesity and improving diet notes that over 60% of adults and 30% of children are overweight or obese, and health problems associated with this cost the NHS over £5 billion per year.

This course is designed for a wide range of learners, who perhaps have some existing knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating. Parents, carers, catering staff and students may also find the topics covered of particular benefit.

The course will improve your understanding of nutrition and diet, the role it plays in improving and maintaining health and wellbeing, and how attitudes towards food can influence and impact on wellbeing. The objectives of this qualification are to:

  • Give those who are 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.
  • Enable learners to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of healthcare, sport and leisure, or hospitality and catering.

What you will experience

This qualification aims to:

  • Increase understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health
  • Increase confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet
  • Provide an understanding of how an individual’s dietary requirements change throughout their life
  • Provide an understanding of food labelling and the ability to use information from food labels
  • Provide information on eating disorders
  • Increase understanding of the role of a healthy diet for weight management

To be awarded the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

  1. Explore principles of healthy eating.
  2. Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals.
  3. Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet.
  4. The principles of weight management.
  5. Understanding eating disorders.

Qualification number: QAN 600/9966/5