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Accredited Level 2 Nutritional Awareness for all those involved in the planning or preparation of food for the school sector. This flexible online video-based course follows the approved UK Nutritional Awareness (Healthier eating & special diets) syllabus, and is filmed on-location in a UK school and commercial kitchen settings.
Fully accredited by QUALIFI, an OFQUAL regulated UK Awarding Organisation, this course provides in-depth awareness of what represents a nutritionally appropriate balanced diet for school age children and young people (5-18yrs). This course is written by a PhD Nutritional Specialist, advisor and author.
Includes FREE unlimited online exam entry leading to a nationally recognised qualification (Endorsed Award) from OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisation (certificate available as PDF download), and staff progress tracking system with every multiple purchase. (We recommend you compare these benefits carefully with those offered by other providers).
What does it cover?
The training modules included in this course cover the nationally approved syllabus and content for Level 2 Nutritional Awareness - Schools includes the following highlights:
- Introduction to Nutrition, important terms and definitions
- Fluids - The importance of fluids, defining dehydration, fluids & energy
- Energy - Requirements for energy for a range of age groups
- Carbohydrates & Fibre- The role of carbohydrates, fate of carbohydrates in the body
- Protein - Introduction, human protein requirements, proteins in foods, vegetarians & vegans
- Fats - Visible and invisible fats, different types of fat, Omega 3 fats
- Micronutrients, Vitamins & Minerals - Vitamins A, B, C & D, minerals, Iron, Calcium, Zinc
- Providing a balanced diet - The Eatwell Guide, meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources
of protein, milk and dairy foods
- Allergies and intolerances - legal considerations, 14 named allergens, Coeliac Disease, HACCP
- The School Food Plan - Practical guidance on what (and how) to provide
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Why is this course necessary?All persons involved in catering for the general public, ie all food sold packaged or eaten out of the home, now have a legal duty and professional responsibility to consider the nutritional and dietary implications of their products. Legal matters aside, there is an increasing demand (and commercial opportunity) to supply health drink, snack and meal options.
What is included in the course fee?
The course fee includes access to online video and written (text) learning materials and self-test revision questions, online exam entry plus FREE unlimited retests, support from a specialist course tutor (online/email), and tech support. Successful candidates gain a Level 2 Accredited Endorsed Award available for immediate download.
Why should I take an academically recognised accredited training course?
Most organisations choose to use external training providers delivering accredited training to an approved sylllabus because it usually takes less time, is cheaper, and offers a higher degree of security and Due-Diligence defence in the event of a serious incident leading to court action.
All training providers are duty bound to provide training that is relevant, appropriate and meaningful to the industry. Usually, the higher the level of academic accreditation offered, the more rigorous the checks and externally audited undertaken. Training providers see their role as important in helping to promote food safety.
All training providers keep up to date with current laws and change their course content whenever it is necessary. Training providers usually offer documented evidence for a learner giving the date the exam was passed, the percentage mark etc.
If you organise internal ie unaccredited training, you will need to spend time checking through current legislation and making sure that your course content is correct and that you keep appropriate training records for every staff member.
How does the Examination & Award work?
This course comprises a single Level 2 Unit (single credit) with guided learning hours of 3-4 hrs. It consists of 11 short chapters of study with approximately 20-30minutes study per chapter. Each chapter consists of a Learn video of 10-30minutes, detailed chapter notes, and self-test questions.
The examination consists of a 30 minute online multi-choice test and assessed at Level 2. Successful candidates receive a (Level 2 Award in) Healthier Nutrition & Special Diets from QUALIFI, a UK based OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisation, supplied as a high resolution electronic document (PDF). Awards are audited and verifiable with audited learner activity and learner success data kept on permanent record. The course fee includes entry for the examination including unlimited free retakes.