NCFE Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health (QCF) – Pass is equivalent to a B grade at GCSE.
With a wide range of healthy eating tips, information and ideas, this Nutrition and Health course is packed with practical advice on healthy eating. It explains what healthy eating is and why it’s important. It includes content on nutrition and health for vegetarians and allergy sufferers, healthy food preparation, how nutritional needs vary with age, food labelling and food additives. Pupils use the content to write their own healthy eating plans, menus and recipes to ensure that they eat a healthy balanced diet.
Here’s a taste of what the course covers:
Course delivery and assessment:
- Unit one: Explore Principles of Healthy Eating. This unit explores how diet affects people’s health. Pupils will discover how the five food groups contribute to a healthy diet and the role of different nutrients in maintaining health. They will also find out all about healthy food preparation.
- Unit two: Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals. In this unit pupils will learn about how nutritional needs vary with age. They will gain an understanding of the special dietary requirements of vegetarians, people with certain religious beliefs and those with allergies. They will also discover the factors that create barriers to healthy eating.
- Unit three: Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet. In this unit pupils will learn all about the information that is provided on food labels and how this may be used to plan a healthy diet. They will learn the facts behind nutritional claims on food labels and will consider the advantages and disadvantages of using food additives. They will also get the opportunity to take a closer look at your own diet and make recommendations for improvement.
The course will be studied online with vision2learn – an innovative web-based learning system, which students can access at school and from home. The online course contains all of the learning content needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course.
In order to successfully achieve the qualification your students will need to complete a series of assessments as they work through each unit of the course to build up a portfolio of learning evidence. Students will be awarded when all three units of evidence are completed in detail.Further Education and Career areas:
Food technology, Physical Education, Health and Social Care, Sociology, Psychology, Science.