Diet and Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2

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Start your healthy eating journey and gain the skills to become a qualified nutritionist or dietician with the Diet and Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2 course. This beginners training course is endorsed by ABC Awards – an organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

This course covers everything you need to know about food and nutrients, focusing on how to implement and maintain a healthy, balanced diet. You will learn about food groups and superfoods, the benefits of vitamins, unhealthy foods to avoid and much more. You will also gain valuable information about the metabolic and immune systems and how they function. 

Throughout this training program, you will also develop your understanding of how healthy eating aids weight loss and how to detox and diet safely. This course is ideal for those looking to gain fundamental skills and practical knowledge to pursue a career in nutrition.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an internationally-recognised qualification in Diet and Nutrition
  • Increase your awareness of food intolerances, allergies and weight-related health diseases
  • Learn about the functions of the metabolic and digestive systems
  • Know the key to a balanced diet and how to maintain a healthy weight through exercise and nutrition
  • Familiarise with the different food groups, with an introduction to vitamins and macronutrients
  • Understand how the body burns calories, uses energy and stores fat
  • Get tips and advice on detoxing the body for mental clarity and physical wellbeing
  • Learn how to read food labels to understand the nutritional content

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to know more about dieting and nutrition, whether for professional or personal growth. It is an entry-level course designed to introduce the basics of maintaining a healthy diet. There are no entry requirements for this course, which can be studied full-time or part-time.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


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

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Course Gate has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 Course Gate to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards & Certa 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 and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification.  For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate by paying the fee of £68. There is an additional £10 postal charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career path

On successful completion of this course, learners will be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to kickstart their career or healthy lifestyle. This course is ideal for aspiring nutritionists and dieticians, with related professions in this field including:

  • Company Nutritionist
  • Dietician
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Research Nutritionist

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Basics of Food and Nutrition
Basics of Food and Nutrition 00:15:00
Assessment Module 01
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Diet and Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2 00:10:00
Module 2: Macronutrients: Classification & Functions of Carbohydrates
Macronutrients: Carbohydrates 00:20:00
Assessment Module 02
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Diet and Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2 00:10:00
Module 3: Macronutrients: Classification & Functions of Lipids and Proteins
Macronutrients: Lipids and Proteins 00:25:00
Assessment Module 03
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Diet and Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2 00:10:00
Module 4: Micronutrients I & II
Micronutrients I 00:10:00
Micronutrients II 00:20:00
Assessment Module 04
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Diet and Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2 00:10:00
Module 5: Digestion and Absorption
Digestion and Absorption 00:15:00
Assessment Module 05
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Diet and Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2 00:10:00
Module 6: Detoxification
Detoxification 00:25:00
Assessment Module 06
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Diet and Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2 00:10:00

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