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Understanding Nutrition and Health

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  • Type: e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

About the course

The number of obese people in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years, reaching what many doctors believe to be 'epidemic' proportions. Insufficient nutrition can lead to a variety of health-threatening conditions. Understanding the benefits of a balanced diet and the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease is fundamental.

Why study?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college
  • Increase your understanding of food safety for the home environment

What you will learn

  • Explore Principles of Healthy Eating
  • Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals
  • Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet
  • The Principles of Weight Management
  • Understanding Eating Disorders

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Living in UK and an EU resident for the last 3 years
  • Have settled status in the UK if you are not a UK or EU national

*Funding for adult programmes has changed. If you live in a devolved area you may have to pay for your programme(s).

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees:

  • The Greater London Authority
  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 
  • The West of England Combined Authority 
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority 
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority 
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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