NCFE CACHE Understanding Nutrition and Health



Course duration

3 Month - Blended Learning

Certificate valid for

Never expires

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The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health is eligible for Funding and 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. 

Qualification Reference: 601/3389/2

NCFE CACHE Understanding Nutrition and Health Aims and Objectives

This qualification aims to:

  • focus on the study of nutrition and health
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge 

The objectives of this qualification are to enable the learner to gain an understanding of:

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

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
  6. Principles of food safety for the home environment

To be awarded the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units.

Assessment involves a blended delivery approach - This is a mixture of face-to-face and remote sessions with a qualified health and social care assessor.

Delegates will be awarded the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Skills for Workplace Health Champions
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

Funding and Support

We are able to offer this course fully funded through The Adult Education Budget (AEB) and European Social Funding (ESF) - subject to eligibility, Please contact us to find out more about eligibility, along with the course dates we have running in various locations around the UK.