Course Summary

This Level 4 qualification is suitable for those who require an understanding of nutrition and diet and their effect on health.

It is particularly relevant for people working in a health, fitness or catering environment who are involved in the promotion of healthy eating or the preparation of healthy meals, menus and diets.

The learning outcomes cover the nutritional requirements for a healthy diet, the effect of diet on health and the importance of hydration.

Entry Requirements

All candidates must hold the RSPH Certificate in Nutrition and Health / Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Healthier Food and Special Diets or a similar qualification or have experience in a relevant subject.

Course Structure & Content

This course comprises one unit studied over 4 days. Successful completion of the assessment for this module leads to the Level 4 Award in Nutrition. Candidates may add additional units at a later date to obtain the RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Institutional Food Services or the RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport

Unit NUT 4.1: Principles of Nutrition

1 Sources, functions and uses of macro and micro nutrients
1.1 Dietary sources of macro and micro nutrients
1.2 Physiological functions of macro and micro nutrients

2 Hydration, dietary requirements and food choices of individuals throughout life
2.1 Components of energy consumption and expenditure
2.2 Energy, hydration and nutrient requirements at different lifetime stages
2.3 Factors that affect nutrient requirements in relation to social, cultural, religious and ethnic groups

3 Effects of diet on health
3.1 Relationship between diet and disease:
Diseases to include:
Dental caries; Coronary heart disease and hypertension; Obesity and Type 2 diabetes; Under nutrition; Cancer; Food sensitivity;
3.2 Possible dietary influences for different groups:
Dietary habits; Economic; Socio-cultural; Education

4 Legislation as it relates to labelling and advertising of foods
4.1 Food labelling requirements:
4.2 Legal requirements in relation to health claims and nutrition claims

Assessment

The course is assessed through the completion of two assignments.

Course fee

£500  all inclusive.

Your course fee includes:
  • Text book
  • RSPH assignment fee and certificate.
Syllabus.