The Nutrition & Lifestyle - Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of how to make diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices in order to adopt and promote a healthier and more environmentally sustainable living.

The objectives of the course are to explain how choices in relation to the following topics can contribute to healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle choices:

  • Nutrition and diet

  • Food purchasing and preparation

  • Exercise and health

  • Lifestyle choices

  • Healthy environments

On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate of Achievement.

The Course Includes the Following Units:-

  • Unit One - Food Nutrition and Diet

The following topics are covered: Introduction to nutrition; Macronutrients; Micronutrients; Dietary allowances, goals and guidelines; Food labelling; Digestion; Healthy eating; A balanced diet; Dietary needs of different groups; Energy Needs.

  • Unit Two - Purchasing, Storing and Cooking Food for Health

The following topics are covered: Purchasing food; Factors that affect food choice; Consumer issues Storing food; Preparing food; Cooking food; Changes that take place during cooking; Cooking food safely; Avoiding food wastage.

  • Unit Three - Exercise and Health

The following topics are covered: Physical fitness; The benefits of keeping physically active; Starting a programme of physical activity; Avoiding injury; Children and exercise; Older people and exercise; Managing weight by exercise.

  • Unit Four - Health and Lifestyle Choices

The following topics are covered: Smoking; Alcohol; Drugs; Stress and anxiety; Mental health; Relaxation; Sleep; Personal hygiene; Medical examinations.

  • Unit Five - Healthy Environments

The following topics are covered: Healthy living spaces; Hazards of an unhealthy home; Injury prevention and safety in the home; Healthy working environments; Providing a healthy environment for future generations; Global warming; Alternative fuel sources; Reducing energy consumption; Reducing transport fuel consumption; Recycling; Home composting.


There are no particular entry requirements.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.


You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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