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Nutrition and Health

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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.

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is designed for a wide range of learn­ers with some exist­ing knowl­edge of this area who are inter­est­ed in improv­ing their under­stand­ing of nutri­tion and health.

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is suit­able for learn­ers aged 19 and above.


Entry Require­ments

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

Addi­tion­al Information

Entry is at the dis­cre­tion of the Cen­tre. How­ev­er, learn­ers should be aged at least 16 to under­take the qualification.

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

For more infor­ma­tion con­tact Job­s­mart on:

Tel: 01733 863068
Email: jobsmart@​peterborough.​ac.​uk

Poten­tial Future Career

Learn­ers who achieve this qual­i­fi­ca­tion could progress to:

  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Prepar­ing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate for Work­ing in the Health Sector
  • Lev­el 2 qual­i­fi­ca­tions in Hos­pi­tal­i­ty and Catering
  • Lev­el 2 and 3 qual­i­fi­ca­tions in Exer­cise and Fitness

Course Con­tent

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
  • Increase under­stand­ing of the prin­ci­ples of food safe­ty in a home environment.


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A career in med­i­cine is a dream come true for for­mer Arthur Mel­lows Vil­lage Col­lege stu­dent Jude Camp­bell who was delight­ed with his results of A*, A, B in Chem­istry, Biol­o­gy and Geography.

Jude Campbell



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