NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

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  • Original price was: £399.00.Current price is: £319.20.
  • 365 Days
  • Awarded by 'NCFE & CACHE'
  • 126Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Material
  • 06 Number of Modules
  • 15 Credits
  • 150 Hours Total Qualification Time
  • Assignment
  • Qualification Number: 601/3389/2
  • Self-study Online
  • Ofqual Regulated Qualification

Key Features

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Recognised Accredited Qualification.
Excellent customer service and administrative support.
Access duration Learners have access to the course for 365 days. Learn at your own pace and revisit your education at any time.
Awarding organisation NCFE is a leading awarding organisation based in the UK that has been providing vocational qualifications for over 170 years. Their mission is to promote and advance learning by creating high-quality and industry-relevant qualifications that meet the needs of learners and employers.

NCFE offers a wide range of qualifications across various sectors including health and social care, business, and education. Their qualifications are recognised and respected by employers, higher education institutions, and professional bodies providing learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their desired careers. In addition, NCFE also offers a range of support services to learners and education providers. These include assessment services, teaching and learning resources, and consultation services to help education providers design and deliver effective and high-quality training and education programmes.

In 2021 alone, over 340,000 learners from more than 2000 colleges, schools, and training organisations chose NCFE as the awarding organisation to enable them to progress in their careers.

In the year 2021 alone, NCFE was selected by over 340,000 learners from more than 2,000 colleges, schools, and training institutes as their preferred awarding organisation. This demonstrates the trust and confidence learners place in NCFE to facilitate their career progression.

Learning outcomes
  • Define the concept of nutrition and the role it plays in overall well-being.
  • Recognise common issues and challenges related to nutrition by different age groups.
  • Identify primary food sources and understand their importance in maintaining a balanced diet.
  • Analyse food labels to make informed food choices.
  • Recognise the impact of lifestyle factors on nutrition.

Who is this course for?

This is suitable for learners that wish to increase their knowledge of nutrition and health related to weight management, healthy eating nutritional needs, and eating disorders.


  • Individuals seeking personal knowledge
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support Workers
  • Care Assistants
  • Community Health Workers
  • Nutrition Advisors
  • Wellness Coach
  • Health and Fitness Coordinator
  • Individuals in fields such as hospitality, catering, childcare
  • Professionals involved in advising or supporting dietary choices
  • Individuals planning to pursue further qualifications
Course prerequisites
  • Learners over the age of 14 years are eligible to take the course.
  • This is a knowledge-only qualification. Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements.
Method of assessment Learners will be given comprehensive course materials for self-study which include an assessment. The assessment will enable the learners to demonstrate an understanding of all learning outcomes.
Certification Upon completing the course, you will receive the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health by NCFE.
Career prospects The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health opens up exciting career prospects in a variety of fields. Learners with the right skills and knowledge can expand their career roles and responsibilities on a broader scale. Notably, there’s a wide range of roles in health and nutrition and numerous opportunities for professional growth. As you establish credibility and expand your portfolio, you can advance to more prominent positions in the industry.

Here are some job roles you can explore, along with the average UK salary per annum (approximately) according to Glassdoor.

  • Nutritional Advisor – £45,000
  • Healthcare Assistant – £45,000
  • Community Health Worker – £45,000
  • Support Worker – £30,000
  • Care Assistant – £28,000


In addition, learners 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

Source: Glassdoor

Course Curriculum

Qualification Specification
Qualification Specification – NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
Awarding Body Registration
Application Form – NCFE & CACHE Awarding Body Registration
01: Explore Principles of Healthy Eating [R/505/2204]
Introduction – Explore Principles of Healthy Eating
Chapter 01: Diet and Health
Chapter 02: Components of a Healthy Diet
Chapter 03: Nutrients and Health
Chapter 04: Role of Nutrients in Health
Unit Summary & Appendix
02: Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals [J/601/2535]
Introduction – Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals
Chapter 01: Children and Youth Nutrition
Chapter 02: Nutrition for the Elderly
Chapter 03: Special Dietary Requirements
Chapter 04: Barriers to Healthy Eating
Unit Summary & Appendix
03: Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet [M/601/2545]
Introduction – Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet
Chapter 01: Decoding Food Labels
Chapter 02: Demystifying Food Additives
Chapter 03: Practising Nutritious Eating
Unit Summary & Appendix
04: The Principles of Weight Management [L/505/2203]
Introduction – The Principles of Weight Management
Chapter 01: The Risks Associated with Ineffective Weight Management
Chapter 02: Influence of Body Image on Weight Management
Chapter 03: Effective Methods of Weight Management
Chapter 04: How to Plan a Short-Term Weight Management Programme for an Individual?
Unit Summary & Appendix
05: Understanding Eating Disorders [D/506/2928]
Introduction – Understanding Eating Disorders
Chapter 01: Eating Disorder
Chapter 02: The Causes of Eating Disorders
Chapter 03: The Impact of Eating Disorders on Individuals and Others
Chapter 04: Managing a Specific Eating Disorder
Unit Summary & Appendix
06: Principles of Food Safety for the Home Environment [T/506/3146]
Introduction – Principles of Food Safety for the Home Environment
Chapter 01: The Significance of Safe Food Handling Practices
Chapter 02: The Significance of Maintaining Personal Hygiene for Food Handlers
Chapter 03: Food Storage Safety: Guidelines and Best Practices
Chapter 04: The Relationship Between Food Storage and Nutrient Degradation
Chapter 05: Maintaining a Clean Food Preparation Area: Tips and Guidelines
Chapter 06: Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures for Different Types of Food
Chapter 07: Safe and Proper Disposal of Food Waste
Unit Summary & Appendix
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    This was a great starting point for my career as a dietician.

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    I was able to study the course at my own pace and schedule.

  3. Good Course


    As a healthcare employee, this course offered great insight into health and nutrition.

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