Diet & Nutrition Certificate (RQF) Level 3

Overview

Why choose the Diet & Nutrition Level 3 Certificate (RQF)?

If you’re interested in dietetics or nutrition, perhaps considering a sports-related personal training career, or hoping to work for the health service one day as a dietician, the Diet & Nutrition Level 3 Certificate (RQF) could be a good start.

The basic knowledge you’ll learn includes the basic principles of nutrition, understanding food labels and additives, and the principles of healthy eating. However, the planning skills element of this course is the real take home prize, with whole units dedicated to planning healthy and nutritional eating plans for a number of groups including children and older people, those who are managing their weight, and fitness enthusiasts.

If you work in social care, with either young or older people, and you are interested in specialising or learning more about how to maintain the dietary health of the people you support, this course could be extremely useful for you.

This course is distance learning, so it allows you to work and live your life, while fitting your studies around those things instead of having to squeeze your life in round the sides of your studies. However, it does require some discipline and determination, as you need to be able to put dedicated time aside for your learning.

Modules for this course

Unit 1: Principles of nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the process of digestion
  • Understand the role of nutrients in the body

Unit 2: Food additives and labelling

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand food and drink labelling
  • Be able to analyse food labels
  • Understand the use of food additives

Unit 3: Dietary planning for specific needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutritional needs of individuals with special dietary requirements
  • Understand obstacles to adhering to a specific diet 
  • Be able to plan meals for a specific dietary requirement

Unit 4: Apply principles of healthy eating

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand guidance on healthy eating
  • Understand the components of a healthy diet
  • Understand the links between nutrition and health 
  • Understand how to promote healthy eating
  • Be able to apply the principles of healthy eating

Unit 5: Understanding roles and responsibilities for providing nutritional advice

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand occupational roles and responsibilities in relation to nutritional guidance
  • Understand own responsibilities in relation to providing nutritional guidance 

Unit 6: Nutritional needs of children and young people

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutritional needs of children and young people 
  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating for children and young people
  • Understand obstacles to healthy eating for children and young people
  • Understand how to improve the nutritional health of children and young people 

Unit 7: Nutritional requirements of older adults

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutritional needs of older adults 
  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating for older adults
  • Understand obstacles to healthy eating for older adults 
  • Be able to plan improvements in the nutritional health of older adults 

Unit 8: Nutrition for sport and exercise

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the body’s energy systems in relation to sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of carbohydrates in sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of proteins in sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of fats in sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of micronutrients in sport and exercise
  • Understand the importance of hydration for sport and exercise
  • Understand the principles of nutrition planning for sport and exercise
  • Be able to plan an effective diet for a selected sport or exercise programme

Unit 9: Weight management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of weight control
  • Understand eating disorders
  • Understand approaches to weight management
  • Be able to plan a weight management programme for an individual

Requirements

No experience or previous qualifications are needed to enrol on this course, which is available to all students of all academic backgrounds. However, you must be at least 16 years of age to join it. However, you may find it useful to have a Level 2 qualification in nutrition or a related area.

Assessment

You’ll get an assessment at the end of each unit, and this should take you around 1-2 hours to complete. These papers, once marked by your assessor, will enable your tutor to continually monitor your progress and provide help and advice where needed. The course is estimated to require around 92 hours of study time in total.

Qualification number: 60306786

To gain the qualification you will need to successfully complete all the units in the course.
Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.

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Developing your career

How can I follow up my Diet & Nutrition Level 3 Certificate (RQF)?

If you want to pursue a career in personal training or dietetics, you will need to study further, so you could consider a Level 4 course in Personal Training and Coaching, or in a specific dietetics course. If you are already working in a health or social care environment, this course could contribute to your personal development, opening up progression from your current role into the specific area of nutrition.

If you are currently applying for work in a new place, your potential employer will recognise that it takes dedication and commitment to complete a distance learning course on your own initiative, and this could mean they are more likely to invite you to interview or to offer you work, even if it is unrelated to nutrition.

Furthermore, if you already work in health or social care, this qualification, and the learning you have done around it, will enhance how you provide care and treatment, meaning the people you currently support will benefit from your new knowledge and understanding.

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Further Information

Course ref: 60306786

Course starts: Anytime

Guided Learning Hours: 92

Level: 3

Modules: 9

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