Learn to live healthily

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

The course is studied completely online, with no on campus attendance required.

  • Nationally-accredited
  • Make your CV stand out
  • Personalised online support
  • Get qualified in 15 weeks or less
  • FREE to all, with no entry requirements

Making online learning simple and engaging.

About the course

Whether you want to make positive changes to your own health and wellbeing, or are looking to launch a career in this sector, this course will provide you with an understanding of the impact that food and diet has on health.

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.

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

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

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)

Ready to apply?

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


Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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.