Go in depth into the different food groups and why they are needed in the correct quantities to stay healthy.
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Diet, Nutrition and Hydration Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 36 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

The course aims to promote awareness of the importance of diet, nutrition and hydration and knowledge of how to provide a balanced and nutritional diet. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify the changing needs of people, be aware of the legislative requirements and obligations, understand our body's nutritional needs, understand what is needed to achieve a balanced diet, have a basic awareness of how to store and prepare food, how to identify and respond to individual needs, and be aware of the importance of food presentation.

Diet and Nutrition is a trainer-led course that is delivered with a guided learning hour of 3-4 hours and available nationally through our approved instructors.

ProTrainings are Skills for Care Centre of Excellence and Endorsed for both our classroom and e-learning courses. This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

We also have an online and classroom Food Hygiene course if required, or as an addition to this course. This course covers nutrition and diet, while the food hygiene course covers keeping food safe from storage to table.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Care workers
  • Hospital staff
  • The food industry
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Take-a-way shops
  • Canteens
  • Food manufacturing

This course comes with 2.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 36 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For details of the contents of the online course please visit our Diet, Nutrition and Hydration training site.

  • Malnutrition and the risks
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition support
  • Person-centred approach
  • Nutritional screening
  • Who should be screened
  • Body mass index
  • Responsibilities of settings
  • Keeping people healthy
  • Digestive system
  • What are calories 
  • Energy balance
  • Carbohydrates 
  • Fibre
  • Fats and Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water and hydration
  • Micro-nutrients
  • Water and Calcium
  • Older people, nutrition and hydration
  • Standards of care
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - English version
  • CQC website link
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Food Safety Agency document on Controlling E.coli O157
  • Food Safety Agency website
  • Food Standards Agency - FAQ's on gluten intolerance and food labelling
  • Food Standards Agency - Food allergy and intolerance
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Hindi Food Safety Manual
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - Lithuanian Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - Russian version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Polish Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Portuguese Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Spanish Version
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Standard 8 - Course notes from Skills for Care
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
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Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

Are the food safety student manuals available in different languages?

Yes the ProTrainings food courses like all courses have a downloadable student manual and with the food courses the manuals are available in English, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese. Having the student manual in other languages helps students understand the course. 

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

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