Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

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This qualification is designed for any learner that wants to raise their awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental health problems. This is a self-directed study programme. The duration of the course is 6-12 weeks.

Course Information

This qualification aims to:

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

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Who is this course for?

This qualification 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 healthy eating. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications or employment within Sport and Recreation, Exercise and Fitness, Hospitality and Catering or Healthcare. It complements other qualifications and enables learners to develop within their current job role within these sector areas.

Units / Modules

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

  • Unit 01 Explore principles of healthy eating
  • Unit 02 Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
  • Unit 03 Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • Unit 04 The principles of weight management
  • Unit 05 Understanding eating disorders
  • Unit 06 Principles of food safety for the home environment

There are no optional units.

Benefits / Skills

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health is internally assessed. You will develop your skills to enable you to progress further in the industry. Grades are not awarded.

Entry Requirements

The qualification is supported by employers in the Health and Social Care sector.

Career Progression

This qualification can support progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:

  • care assistant or worker personal care assistant support worker (supported living)
  • key workers in domiciliary care services
  • home care support worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • health education/promotion worker
  • sport and exercise nutritionist
  • exercise/fitness instructor
  • hospitality services assistant
  • school cook cook/chef.

Progression opportunities

This qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles Level 2 Diploma in Exercise, Health and Fitness Instructing Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Catering and Professional Chefs Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)

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Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

13/09/2021

Course Code

70273-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

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The qualification is supported by employers in the Health and Social Care sector.

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