NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding
Nutrition and Health

Qualification reference: RQF 601/3389/2

Level: NCFE CACHE Level 2

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain a range of underpinning knowledge in areas such as healthy eating, nutritional needs, weight management, eating disorders and food safety in the home environment
  • Be awarded the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health* – a nationally recognised qualification, regulated by
    Ofqual in England
  • Available to study by any one of the following methods; Paper based, Mixed or Online

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Throughout this course you will gain an increased understanding of the principles of healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining health, increased confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet, and understand how an individual’s dietary requirements change throughout their life. You will also learn about food labelling and how to use information from food labels; eating disorders; the role of a healthy diet for weight management and the principles of food safety in a home environment.


Our training is split into six units:

    • Explore principles of healthy eating
    • Consider nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
    • Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
    • The principles of weight management
    • Understanding eating disorders
    • Principles of food safety for the home environment

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*NCFE CACHE registration fee of £58 applies