Active IQ Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition Performance and Healthy Eating

Course code: QCF402
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Kick-start your career in giving professional nutritional advice, from home!

  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification in understanding nutrition performance and healthy eating
  • Gain an understanding of the principles of weight control
  • Develop knowledge in the function of food
  • Understand how a balanced diet is required to maximise performance
  • Gain 16 CPD points for REPs membership

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

This Active IQ Level 2 Award provides an excellent knowledge base in understanding nutrition performance and healthy eating and is ideal for students aspiring to become nutrition consultants, dietitians or public health nutritionists.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 24 hours to complete.

Course Outcome

Active IQ Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 16 years or over to enrol on this course. It is also recommended that students have basic level communication skills.


Assignments submitted to your tutor. No external examination required.

Course Content
  • Function of food
  • Relationship between food and health
  • Basic principles of weight control
  • Why a balanced diet is required to maximise performance
  • Promote healthy eating
Extra Info


This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 24 hours to complete. Students will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight 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. All your materials will be posted or sent to online, you decide. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

E-Learning System Requirements

You will need Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. You will also need to ensure your computer is able to play sound as some of the videos include audio.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an Active IQ Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating (qualification accreditation number (QCF) 601/2039/3).

Awarding Body

This means that you will achieve a Level 2 qualification on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In addition, you will gain 16 CPD points for your REPs membership.
Active IQ are one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector and are recognised and regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA. They design qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways for the active leisure sector.

Your qualification is accredited by Active IQ, one of the UK’s leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies in the health, fitness and active leisure sector.
REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals) is the largest public independent register for the Health and Fitness Industry. Becoming a REPs member allows you to work professionally within the industry and continually develop your education and skills.
Open Study College is endorsed by PD: Approval and our qualifications are recognised by REPs.


Students must be 16 years or over to enrol on this course. It is also recommended that students have basic level communication skills.

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.

  • Comprehensive study materials
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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