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Learn to live healthily

Our FREE online short course will help you understand the impact food and diet has on health, including effective weight management, eating disorders and age-related needs.

  • Get qualified in 15 weeks or less
  • Make your CV stand out
  • Nationally accredited

About the course

Make positive changes to your own health and wellbeing, or kick-start a career in this sector, by understanding the impact that food and diet has on health.



Modules include:

- The principles of healthy eating
- The nutritional needs of individuals
- Planning a healthy diet
- Principles of weight management
- Understanding eating disorders
- Principles of food safety for the home environment


It's a Level 2 qualification, which is similar to having a GCSE at grade A*-C or 4-9, so it's a great addition to your CV too.


We offer a wide range of FREE online short courses. Click below to see them all and apply.

What do I need to get started?

To study these courses you will need the following:

  • An Internet enabled PC running Microsoft Windows
  • A Web browser (JavaScript and Cookie enabled)
  • An active email account
  • Microsoft Word or a similar word processing software program. (You may need additional software programs for IT courses – please contact us for more information.)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0 or higher)

Courses delivered through iTrain, our online learning portal

  • Start when you want - flexible around family commitments and working from home
  • Self study learning - no need to attend a classroom
  • Accessible to all - no entry requirements
  • Personalised support - a dedicated online support team
  • Add skills to your CV - progress your career

Ready to apply?

If you have any questions, please email and a member of the team will get back to you within 72 hours.



Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.