Who is this qualification aimed at?
This qualification is aimed at those involved in catering, food and health-related occupations, and also to carers, community workers, fitness trainers and other individuals who have a role in promoting healthy diets. It would be appropriate as part of lifestyle education for people of all ages, especially for young people and is relevant for anyone wanting to understand the key food-related health issues and how to plan a balanced diet.
What does it cover?
Holders of this qualification will have a good understanding of the basic principles of nutrition which underpin the production of healthy meals and preparation of special diets, and the key role of nutrition in health. It will teach holders how to plan healthy and nutritious meals and cater for people who need special diets for cultural, religious, ethical or personal reasons.
There are no prior learning requirements for this qualification. The RSPH does, however, recommend that the candidate has standards of literacy and numeracy to Entry Level 2.
Attainment of the Learning Outcomes will be assessed by an examination consisting of twenty multiple choice questions to be completed in 30 minutes. A candidate who is able to satisfy the learning outcomes will be awarded a score of at least 60% in the examination.
Open courses are inclusive of tuition, examination fees and a course handbook. Free follow up support will also be available from your tutor.