This is a Level 4 qualification suitable 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 for sports people at all levels of ability.
The learning outcomes include cover age of the nutritional requirements for a healthy diet, the effect of diet on health and the importance of hydration. These principles are then applied to fulfilling the dietary requirements for physical activity and sport.
The qualification is divided into two units: Principles of Nutrition and Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport.
The qualification will be awarded to any learner who attains the learning outcomes for these units.
A separate Level 4 Award is available for candidates wishing to take only the Principles of Nutrition unit.