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Nutrition and Health (Level 2)

Level 2

Nutrition and health

About this course

This qualification can support progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:

  • Care assistant or worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Support worker (supported living)
  • Key workers in domiciliary care services
  • Home care support worker
  • Healthcare support service worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Health education/promotion worker
  • Sport and exercise nutritionist
  • Exercise/fitness instructor
  • Hospitality services assistant, school cook
  • Cook/chef.


What you will learn

In order to achieve this qualification you must successfully complete 3 mandatory units:

  • Explore principles of healthy eating
  • Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
  • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • The principles of weight management
  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Principles of food safety for the home environment

Course requirements

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

  • This qualification is suitable for  anyone aged 16 and above.



NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

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Assessment Methods

All units will be individually assessed using a range of methods which could include written assignments or tasks.

Sector Suitabilty

It may also be useful to anyone studying qualifications in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Fitness
  • Hospitality
  • Customer Service

Progression Routes

Upon the successful completion of this short course, why not continue to study on one of our other short courses or apprenticeships.

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