1Course Overview

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health

Course code: OSC1175

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Boost your CV with a recognised qualification, from home!

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) qualifications specialise in the care and education sector and are the leading industry specialists. This course has been developed by experts, which ensures everything that employers need is covered.  

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in nutrition and health, this Level 2 Certificate course is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in nutrition and health 
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to become a nutritionist or dietician
  • Those who want to progress in their current career

This CACHE course allows you to:

  • Understand how an individual's dietary requirements change throughout their life
  • Explore the nutritional needs of a variety of people
  • Gain an CACHE qualification, which can be used to boost your CV
  • Study from home, at your own pace

What's more, you will now be entitled to FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course. 

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Exploring the principles of healthy eating
  • Understand how diet is linked to health
  • Understand the components of a healthy diet
  • Know the nutrients in food and their role in maintaining health
  • Understand the principles of healthy food preparation
Unit 2: Considering nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
  • Know the nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Know the nutritional needs of older people
  • Understand special dietary requirements
  • Understand barriers to healthy eating
Unit 3: Using food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
  • Understand food labelling
  • Understand food additives
  • Apply principles of healthy eating
Unit 4: The principles of weight management
  • Know the risks associated with ineffective weight management
  • Understand how body image may influence weight management
  • Know about effective methods of weight management
  • Be able to plan a short-term weight management programme for an individual
Unit 5: Understanding eating disorders
  • Know about different eating disorders
  • Understand the connections between food and feelings
  • Know how to access information and support relating to eating disorders
3Other Information


The Nutrition and Health course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 100 hours in total to complete and you can start at any time. Once enrolled, you have a full year to complete the course, so you can work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. You will be able to study this course online or as a course pack. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health.

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. Please contact our Student Support team for further information on 0330 563100. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet


* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.


My tutor is more than happy to help

I am enjoying the course. My tutor is more than happy to help and the resources are easy to understand. Very glad I chose to pick this course.

- Charlotte Brown

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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