Introduction to Distance Learning - Nutrition and Health

What are the entry requirements?

The course is suitable for anyone who already works in a health care setting and wants to improve and develop their knowledge and understanding of the importance of a balanced and nutritious diet. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course. However, you may find it helpful if you have already achieved a Level 1 or 2 qualification in a health or social care related area.

What subjects will I study?

This introductory session will focus on exploring healthy diets and how a person?s diet directly affects their general health. You will also examine various lifestyle diseases, the role of different nutrients in assisting our bodies? functions, how to plan a healthy meal and how to prepare food safely.

How will I learn?

The course will be delivered in a classroom environment. You will be expected to participate in the session and produce work that contributes to the requirements of Level 2 Explore the principles of healthy eating unit.

How will I be assessed?

The aim is to introduce the subject and gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the impact of following a healthy diet. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to enrol on Level 2 in Understanding Nutrition and Health. This is provided through a supported distance learning approach, either in College or your workplace.

How long is the course?

This course will run for a half day.

Are there any additional costs?

No additional costs.

Can I get more information?

If you would like more information, please contact the Business & Employment Support team at Furness College:
T: 01229 844836

Or Course Leader, Lynne McCracken E:

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