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IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (QCF)


Qualification Number 601/5437/8
Title IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (QCF)
Category National
Sector Health & Care
Operational Start Date 08/01/2015
Operational End Date 30/08/2018
Total Units 6 Min Credit 15
Min Guided Learning Hours 126 Max Guided Learning Hours 126
Min Age From 14 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £35.50

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).


This specification is intended for trainers, centres and learners. General information regarding centre approval, registration, assessment papers, certification, reasonable adjustments, special consideration and appeals procedures are available from the website. This document should be read in conjunction with the IQ Quality Management System Centre Guide available from the website.


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Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (QCF) develops the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the principles of healthy eating, weight management and food safety in the home. The nutritional needs of a variety of individuals will be considered and the food and nutrition information used to plan a healthy diet. Learners will also develop their understanding of eating disorders. The qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of healthy nutrition for their own wellbeing, to apply within a current job role or as part of progression to further qualifications and employment specialising in nutrition.


 Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 2 qualifications in Hospitality and Catering
  • Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Exercise and Fitness
  • Level 3 qualifications in Health Promotion
  • Level 2 and 3 qualifications in Sport and Active Leisure
  • Level 2 Diploma in Working in Care Services (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (QCF)


Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve this qualification learners must complete all 6 units, a total of 15 credits.

IQ Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (QCF)


This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

All the units in this qualification are knowledge-based. Assessment is by portfolio (internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ).

An Achievement Record for this qualification is available from the website/ on request. All assessment criteria must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record.

All learning outcomes in this qualification (or relevant unit) must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding; these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal (ensure records are kept)
  • Essay
  • Other      

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers delivering this qualification must have

  • Appropriate teaching qualification e.g. PTLLS , L3 /4 Education and Training
  • Relevant sector knowledge


Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification



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