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IAO Level 3 Certificate in Nutrition and Dietary Planning (RQF)

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This qualification offers a comprehensive insight into nutritional planning to meet a variety of dietary needs. Discover how to put together meal plans suitable for people with allergies, intolerances and dietary preferences such as veganism.

A series of units will explore issues such as maintaining a healthy weight and adjusting food intake for new exercise programmes. You’ll learn more about why the human body needs food and how to identify nutritional values from food packaging.

The IAO Level 3 Certificate in Nutrition and Dietary Planning (RQF) is designed to enhance your skills, enabling you to support individuals in your care. Put together nutritional programmes for children and adults and learn how to educate those around you. You can also use th

is course to find out more about nutrition, to support a family member or to gain a greater understanding of other people’s lifestyle choices.

You’ll study through distance learning, which offers complete flexibility. Unlike a traditional college course, you won’t be held up by term dates or required to travel to learn. Work from home, with the support of a personal tutor, available by phone, email and Skype.

What you’ll learn and study on the course

The course will help you to create unique meal plans for others. Gain an understanding of where special requirements come from and what you can do to cater for a range of different tastes. This will equip you to respond to the challenges of providing food for both individuals and groups.

Learn how food labelling can be used to identify risks, allowing you to take necessary precautions. The course will look in depth at human nutrition, including the process of digestion and how the body absorbs nutrients from food.

Consider the importance of correct nutrition in sport, such as following guidelines for protein intake. This will ensure that you can give advice and make recommendations.

What you can do after with it

Once the course is complete, you’ll have the option to go on to take further qualifications. The field of nutrition is broad and you could progress to university, to specialise in one area. Degree programmes could lead to a job as a dietary coach or sports nutritionist.

Alternatively, as a care worker or healthcare professional, you can use your new skills to meet the dietary needs of individuals that you look after. Add this qualification to your CV and impress your employer with your commitment to providing exceptional care.

Unit 1: Principles of nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the process of digestion
  • Understand the role of nutrients in the body

Unit 2: Food additives and labelling

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand food and drink labelling
  • Be able to analyse food labels
  • Understand the use of food additives

Unit 3: Dietary planning for specific needs

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutritional needs of individuals with special dietary requirements
  • Understand obstacles to adhering to a specific diet
  • Be able to plan meals for a specific dietary requirement

Unit 4: Apply principles of healthy eating

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand guidance on healthy eating
  • Understand the components of a healthy diet
  • Understand the links between nutrition and health
  • Understand how to promote healthy eating
  • Be able to apply the principles of healthy eating

Unit 5: Understanding roles and responsibilities for providing nutritional advice

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand occupational roles and responsibilities in relation to nutritional guidance
  • Understand own responsibilities in relation to providing nutritional guidance

Unit 6: Nutritional needs of children and young people

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating for children and young people
  • Understand obstacles to healthy eating for children and young people
  • Understand how to improve the nutritional health of children and young people

Unit 7: Nutritional requirements of older adults

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the nutritional needs of older adults
  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating for older adults
  • Understand obstacles to healthy eating for older adults
  • Be able to plan improvements in the nutritional health of older adults

Unit 8: Nutrition for sport and exercise

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the body’s energy systems in relation to sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of carbohydrates in sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of proteins in sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of fats in sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of micronutrients in sport and exercise
  • Understand the importance of hydration for sport and exercise
  • Understand the principles of nutrition planning for sport and exercise
  • Be able to plan an effective diet for a selected sport or exercise programme

Unit 9: Weight management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of weight control
  • Understand eating disorders
  • Understand approaches to weight management
  • Be able to plan a weight management programme for an individual

IAO Level 3 Certificate in Diet and Nutrition (RQF)

The IAO Level 3 Certificate in Diet and Nutrition (RQF) is designed to equip learners with an understanding of the principles of nutrition and how to create dietary plans for individuals with different needs. This qualification focuses on dietary planning for a wide range of individuals and groups including; children and young people, older adults, individuals engaged in sports and exercise and individuals with restricted diets. This qualification covers a wide range of nutritional issues including; food additives and labelling, healthy eating, weight management and roles and responsibilities within the field.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and it is suitable for elarners aged 16 and above.

Ths qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners who are looking to improve their understanding of nutrition and dietary planning. Learners may find it useful to have completed a Level 2 qualification in this or a related area.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with this course. We are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. You can access your Advanced Learner Loan if you meet the criteria. Two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.
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Registration Fee £37.25
Repayments: No Payments until salary reaches £21,000
Total Price: £504.00
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Enhanced course content

Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.

You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.

Additional personal support

A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues. Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.

You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date” and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.


The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses

Features Course funded
by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans
Course funded privately
Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you
Personal Assessor Support assigned to you Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course
10 EILS available
Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date”
Flexible deadline to finish your course
Online study delivery
Postal study delivery
Payment in full or in instalments while you study
Eligibility requirement for loan
Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.
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