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Nutrition - Level 4 RSPH Award

Higher Education

Course Overview

This course is principally for individuals who require an understanding of nutrition and diet and their effect on health.

It is particularly relevant for people working in the health, fitness or catering professions who might have a role in the promotion of healthy eating or the preparation of meals, menus and diets. The learning outcomes include coverage of the nutritional requirements for a healthy diet, the effect of diet on health and the importance of hydration.

Course Content

Learners will take a single unit: Principles of Nutrition but may add additional units at a later date to obtain the RSPH Certificate in Nutrition for Institutional Food Services, or the RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport.

Course content includes:

Principles of Nutrition:

  • Understanding the sources, functions and uses of macro and micro nutrients
  • Understanding the energy, nutrient and hydration requirements of individuals throughout life
  • Understanding the effects of diet on health
  • Understanding legislation as it relates to labelling and advertising of foods.

Entry Requirement

To enrol on this Level 4 Award in Nutrition course you must be 18-years-old or over. It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C however exemptions may be made for adult returners with relevant industry experience.


This course is assessed via a written assignment.

Where does this course lead to

Level 4 in Strength and Conditioning.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.


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Course Outline

Course Code: JPBC015
Study Mode: Higher Education
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 27/10/2018
Duration: 4 Weeks
Tuition Fees: £550.00
Registration Fees: £50.00
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