Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2

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Understand the impact of food and dieting on human health and enrich your knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating with the Nutrition Fundamentals Level 2 course. This course is endorsed by ABC Awards – an organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of how diet affects our health, with an introduction to food groups, nutrients and the digestive system. You will learn how to create a healthy eating plan that promotes weight loss and boosts energy levels, breaking down the benefits of each superfood and why they are such an important for heart health.

Throughout this instructor-led training program, you will explore the role of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, their health benefits, and how to incorporate them into your diet. You will also learn about calorie intake and how the body works to store and burn fat. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Kickstart your career or healthy lifestyle with a recognised qualification in Nutrition 
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of food, nutrition and healthy dieting
  • Understand the role of macronutrients, including their functions and benefits
  • Learn about the average requirements for energy and nutrients in men, women and children
  • Have a solid understanding of the functions of the digestive and metabolic systems
  • Discover the key to maintaining a healthy weight and what should be included in a balanced diet
  • Understand how to read food labels to determine nutritional value
  • Develop your understanding of detox diets and how to detox the body safely

Who is this Course for?

This course is suitable for those who are looking to kickstart their healthy eating journey, as well as those who are interested in a career in health and nutrition. It is an introductory program ideal for beginners who wish to gain the fundamental knowledge to implement new changes in their diet or increase their professional knowledge. There are no entry requirements for this course and learners of all academic backgrounds are welcome to enrol.

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 of achievement from ABC & Certa Awards by paying the fee of £88. There is an additional £10 delivery 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 the course_title] course, learners gain the accreditation and skills to kickstart their healthy eating journey and explore the following professions:

  • Certified Nutritionist
  • Dietician
  • Health Educator
  • Dietetic Assistant

Course Curriculum

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



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