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Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care
Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL037 (1819)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is ideal for a wide range of learners who, with some existing knowledge of this area, are interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating. It will be particularly relevant for those working, or intending to work, in settings such as sport and recreation, exercise and fitness, hospitality and catering or health care, providing specific skills and knowledge to support their role in the workplace.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this course. Good numeracy and literacy skills are advantageous.

  • What does the course involve

    The programme provides an insight into food labelling, eating disorders and the role of a healthy diet for weight management. It will enable learners to think about how their attitude towards food can influence and impact on well-being. It is an ideal programme to support continuous professional development for staff and encourages healthy living, which in turn benefits employers. The course comprises five mandatory units arranged into two modules: Unit 01: Explore principles of healthy eating Unit 02: Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals Unit 03: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet Unit 04: The principles of weight management Unit 05: Understanding eating disorders

  • How is the course assessed

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete two formal assessments (one after each module) which are submitted to us for marking

  • Additional Notes

    This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: course fees are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Nicole Milner

Nicole Milner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I want to become a paramedic and the work placements you do on this course have helped me get my foot in the door and start on my way to my dream career. I especially enjoy learning the psychological side of Health & Social Care.

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Career Options

  • Health associate professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £35,000

  • Health and safety officers

    Up to £25,000


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