NCFE Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health


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Are you looking to improve your own eating habits, but don’t know where to start? Or does the idea of providing nutritional advice to athletes sound appealing? No matter your intentions, our Nutrition and Health RQF Award can supply you with a fountain of knowledge that can help you to take positive steps towards understanding nutrition and developing healthier eating habits. Over the course of this learning programme, you will acquire a deeper understanding of the growing obesity problem, and will discover how to effectively assist others and create dietary plans appropriate to the individual.

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About this Course

Choosing to study our Nutrition and Health Award can act your first stepping stone to changing the way you view and interact with food.

With 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children predicted to be obese by 2050 (by the Foresight Study); the information supplied on this course will enable you to combat this growing epidemic and reduce the number of individuals who are missing work; becoming ill or who are going into care due to obesity.

From uncovering the link between unhealthy diets and lifestyle diseases, to being able to calculate the correct nutritional intake/energy requirements for each age group (child to adults); this award will help to expand your existing knowledge and understanding on this subject, so you can effectively identify which foods are great energy sources; plan balanced meals for the family, and recognise the roles of nutrients and how they can encourage a healthier lifestyle.

On top of this, you’ll acquire skills that are easily transferrable into the workplace.

Skills that will enable you to identify/deal with a range of special dietary requirements as well as explore a career working within food, health and the care of children and older individuals.

Study Time: 120 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific

Entry Requirements: None (having a basic understanding of this subject can enhance your learning experience).


From the moment you enrol, you will be provided with your own personal login and password to our online campus portal. This portal is accessible 24 hours a day, meaning you can easily reach out to your personal tutor – whenever you need assistance – and view all of your course materials, lesson plans, resources and assignments no matter the time of day.

You can choose when, where and how you study, and benefit from the flexibility of being able to learn on your own terms.

Within our online campus you can benefit from:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor

Course Content

This course assesses the syllabus taught on the following three units:

  • Unit 1: Explore Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Unit 2: Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals
  • Unit 3: Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet


Throughout the duration of your 12 month studies, you will access to your very own personal tutor, whose knowledge and experience in this field can be used to guide, inform and mentor your studies.

All of our tutors are accessible through our integrated chat and messaging services, thus enabling you to harness their expertise whenever you need it and get all of your questions, queries and concerns answered at a click of a button.

More importantly, they can provide you with valuable advice on the best ways to handle your course content, so you can confidently boost your grades and get the most out of your course.

Enrolment Length

All of our qualifications are designed to give our learners the flexibility to learn on their own time as well as complete their studies at a pace that is right for them. Fast or slow, you can take full advantage of the 12 month duration of our courses, and use this time to effectively manage your learning and achieve a healthy work-study balance.

If at the end of these 12 months you require more time, you can easily extend your enrolment by up to 30 days (for an additional fee of £60).

In addition, we offer a 14 day money back guarantee on all of our qualifications, yet we are confident that you’ll love studying with us.


To gain this Level 2 RQF Award in Nutrition and Health, you will need to complete a series of set assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course units. These will need to be passed onto your personal tutor for marking, before being moderated by the NCFE.

In addition, you will need to complete the NCFE candidate workbook (in conjunction with the information and exercises supplied within the learning materials). These too will be marked by your tutor before being returned with a list of valuable tips and feedback which can be used to improve your grades on future assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate of Achievement. This means the course has been independently accredited at a level of learning that is equivalent to Level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In addition, this means that this learning programme has undergone extensive reviews and examinations; has been approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals, and is quality audited biannually by the NCFE.

NCFE is nationally recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.


NCFE Certification

Included in the course fees for this qualification is NCFE certification at no additional cost. NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE qualification

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.


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