NCFE Level 2 Certificate Nutrition and Health

NCFE Level 2 Certificate Nutrition and Health

Course information:

This course provides an opportunity to improve your knowledge and understanding of nutrition and healthy eating, offering practical advice alongside tips on how to live healthier, develop eating plans and recognising the inclusion of additives in processed food. Throughout the course, you will increase your understanding of the

principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health. This qualification is an insight into food labelling, eating disorders and the role of a healthy diet for weight management.

 

At your induction, which we will arrange with you at a mutually convenient date and time you will issued with your learning resources and assessment papers. The certificate consists of three assessments normally taking up to four weeks per assessment so there is no need to attend a college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities allow you to practice your skills and test your learning. Assessment is based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme. You must complete all three assessments, within the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. Your tutor will provide feedback, advice and guidance to ensure you can complete the course. Upon successful completion of all three assessments you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health

 

There are no fees for this course as the Fire Brigades Union Learning Centre has secured funding with The Skills Funding Agency and our Learning Partners. Please ensure that when you enrol on this course you are committed to completing the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should you not complete the course in full, you may be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of our Further Education partners.

Please see a breakdown below of the units and sections within this course.

 

Unit 1: Explore the principles of healthy eating
This unit explores healthy diets and how a person’s diet directly affects their general health. Learners also examine various lifestyle diseases, the role of different nutrients in assisting the body’s functions, how to plan a healthy meal and how to prepare food safely.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: Diet and health
• Section 2: Components of a healthy diet
• Section 3: Nutrients and their role in maintaining health
• Section 4: Healthy food preparation.


Unit 2: Consider the nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
Learners look at how nutritional needs alter with age. This unit explores the needs of both children and older people, focusing on the special dietary requirements of particular demographics. The factors that create barriers to healthy lifestyles for individuals are also explored.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: Know the nutritional needs of children and young people
• Section 2: Know the nutritional needs of older people
• Section 3: Understand special dietary requirements
• Section 4: Understand barriers to healthy eating.


Unit 3: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
Learners will gain an increased awareness of the information provided on food labels and how this can be used to plan healthier, balanced meals and encourage a healthy diet. The advantages and disadvantages of food additives are explained, and learners will evaluate their own diet in an attempt to understand how complex the world of food and nutrition really is.
This unit contains three sections, including:
• Section 1: Understand food labelling
• Section 2: Understand food additives
• Section 3: Apply the principles of healthy eating.


Unit 4: The principles of weight management
This unit explores the risks associated with ineffective weight management and highlights how effective methods of weight management can be best implemented. Learners will look
at how societal demands for a particular body image can negatively influence weight management, as well as how to plan a short-term weight management programme that works for them.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: The risks associated with ineffective weight management
• Section 2: How body image may influence weight management
• Section 3: Effective methods of weight management
• Section 4: Planning a short-term weight management programme.


Unit 5: Understanding eating disorders
Learners will study different eating disorders and their effect on health and well-being. This unit also provides an understanding of the complex connection between food and feelings, explaining how to access useful information and support for eating disorders.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: The meaning of the term ‘eating disorder’
• Section 2: The causes of eating disorders
• Section 3: How an eating disorder may affect the individual and others
• Section 4: How to manage a specific eating disorder.


Unit 6: Principles of food safety for the home environment
Learners will gain an understanding of how to implement food safety, avoid contamination and identify hazards. This unit also highlights the importance of personal hygiene when handling food.
This unit contains seven sections, including:
• Section 1: The importance of handling food safely
• Section 2: The importance of personal hygiene when handling food
• Section 3: How to store food safely
• Section 4: How storage can affect the nutritional value of food
• Section 5: How to keep the food work area clean
• Section 6: How to check food is cooked to the correct temperature
• Section 7: How to dispose of food waste safely.

 

 

Course 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
  6. Principles of food safety for the home environment

Study mode:

WORKBOOK

Start date:

Flexible start dates after 27th August 2019

End date:

Last enrolment date 30 April 2020

Duration:

12 Weeks - Flexible learning, with various start and end dates between August 2019 - April 2020

Regional availability:

Attachments:

» 17-18-understanding-nut.-and-health-flyer.pdf
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» 17-18-understanding-nutrition-health-poster.pdf
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Added on Fri 5th Feb 2016.
Last updated on Thu 12th Sep 2019.

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