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Diet & Nutrition Level 2

Diet & Nutrition Level 2

[ UFHL06 ]


This Home Study Diet and Nutrition course from the market leaders in Distance Learning, UK Distance Learning and Publishing, is designed to enhance your knowledge of this wide area of Diet and Nutrition. With our society currently experiencing its worst ever crisis in weight levels with its medical and lifestyle consequences, this subject is increasingly relevant to a broad range of people.


    Course Length - 12 Months
    Award Received - Level 2 Certificate of Achievement by NCFE
    Course Code: UFHL06


You will learn about how the range of diets available today, their distinctive features and how different approaches to dieting have different side effects.

You will be introduced to the basics of nutrition and its building blocks before moving on to the troublesome subject of eating disorders.

You will then look at the digestive system and how it works before returning in more detail to the whole issue of diets and their relevant benefits for individuals.

Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat and Fibre are then discussed in detail and how they can work to help us.

We then move on to the features of both vegetarian and vegan diets.

Next is the important issue of legislation and the approved labelling system in the UK for foods before finishing off with how to plan diets for different people and circumstances.


Unit 1: Understanding Dieting
Unit 2: Understanding Nutrition
Unit 3: Eating Disorders
Unit 4: The Digestive System
Unit 5: Choosing the Right Diet
Unit 6: Calories, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat, Fibre
Unit 7: Vegetarians
Unit 8: Vegans
Unit 9: Food Standards labelling on food
Unit 10: A Basic Diet Plan
Glossary of Nutritional Terms

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales


The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online A-Level courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.


You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have, In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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