NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health


Understand nutrition and what it takes to develop healthy eating with the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health. Provides essential skills and knowledge to those working with food or who aspire to be a nutritionist or dietitian.

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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health

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About This Course

This qualification in Nutrition and Health will increase your confidence when planning and achieving a healthy diet, provide information on eating disorders, and improve your understanding of the principles of food safety. This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health is aimed towards those pursuing a career in the health sector such as exercise and fitness or hospitality and catering.

As a nationally recognised qualification, this course will allow you to apply essential skills and knowledge to your personal and professional life, particularly as you gain an insight into effective weight management for various people.

Course Benefits

  • The NCFE CACHE Level 2 in Nutrition and Health will provide you with the foundational skills and knowledge to start your career in this sector.
  • With our programme, you can achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification, from the comfort of your home, at your own pace.
  • Become an NCFE CACHE Alumni member for two years.

Course Units

Qualification Number: 501/0038/5

Unit 1: Explore Principles of Healthy Eating (R/505/2204)

  • The relationship between diet and health
  • Essential elements of a balanced diet
  • Nutrients in food and their impact on well-being
  • Guidelines for nutritious food preparation

Unit 2: Consider Nutritional Needs of a Variety of Individuals (J/601/2535)

  • Nutrition requirements for children and adolescents
  • Dietary needs of seniors
  • Unique dietary needs
  • Challenges to maintaining healthy eating habits

Unit 3: Use Food and Nutrition Information to Plan a Healthy Diet (M/601/2545)

  • Comprehend food labelling
  • Additives in food
  • Fundamentals of nutritious eating


Assessments are a series of written assignments with no exams or presentations required to complete the course. You will have the chance to resubmit your assignments as needed with no additional cost. Each assignment will be marked by your tutor, who will provide expert advice and feedback to help your progression.

This course is knowledge-based and online only, no practical examinations or observations are needed for this Level 2 qualification.

Required Knowledge

This particular course is a component of a nested suite and is accessible to individuals aged 16 and above, without any previous qualifications. However, to enrol in the course, it is necessary that you’re employed or engaged in voluntary work at a school or college from key stage one. This is because the course mandates completion of a work placement and submission of evidence and observations as part of the assessment.

Awarding Body

Once you successfully complete the course, you will obtain a certification in Nutrition and Health at NCFE CACHE Level 2. You will receive a certificate as recognition of your achievement.

NCFE is an educational charity as well as a leading provider of vocational and technical courses. With over 170 years of experience in providing an exceptional educational experience, NCFE collaborates with industry experts to develop smarter solutions to the most pressing learning needs. They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom, with thousands of people receiving qualifications each year. CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) joined NCFE in 2015.

After enrolling in your NCFE CACHE course, you will have two years of access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership. NCFE CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those working in the care, health, and education industries, offering valuable resources and advice for those studying for/with an NCFE CACHE qualification.


We take pride in helping our students at all stages of their development, so whilst this course may be designed for home study, you can enrol knowing that you’ll be fully supported throughout your course. You’ll receive 12 months of tutor support, who will always be on hand to lend you their advice, guidance and instruction. On top of this, they will lend their expertise to your written assignments, providing you with valuable feedback and tips.

Similarly, our student support team are only a click away, meaning you never have to feel alone in your studies.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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