Online Diet, Nutrition and Hydration Level 2 (VTQ) Certification

Awareness of the Importance of Diet, Nutrition and Hydration

CPD Certified Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Diet, Nutrition and Hydration Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 36 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

The course aims to promote awareness of the importance of diet, nutrition and hydration and knowledge of how to provide a balanced and nutritional diet. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify the changing needs of people, be aware of the legislative requirements and obligations, understand our body's nutritional needs, understand what is needed to achieve a balanced diet, have a basic awareness of how to store and prepare food, how to identify and respond to individual needs, and be aware of the importance of food presentation.

Diet and Nutrition is a trainer-led course that is delivered with a guided learning hour of 3-4 hours and available nationally through our approved instructors.

ProTrainings are Skills for Care Centre of Excellence and Endorsed for both our classroom and e-learning courses. This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

We also have an online and classroom Food Hygiene course if required, or as an addition to this course. This course covers nutrition and diet, while the food hygiene course covers keeping food safe from storage to table.

  • Care workers
  • Hospital staff
  • The food industry
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Take-a-way shops
  • Canteens
  • Food manufacturing

This course comes with 2.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 36 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For details of the contents of the online course please visit our Diet, Nutrition and Hydration training site.

  • Malnutrition and the risks
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition support
  • Person-centred approach
  • Nutritional screening
  • Who should be screened
  • Body mass index
  • Responsibilities of settings
  • Keeping people healthy
  • Digestive system
  • What are calories 
  • Energy balance
  • Carbohydrates 
  • Fibre
  • Fats and Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water and hydration
  • Micro-nutrients
  • Water and Calcium
  • Older people, nutrition and hydration
  • Standards of care
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - English version
  • CQC website link
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Food Safety Agency document on Controlling E.coli O157
  • Food Safety Agency website
  • Food Standards Agency - FAQ's on gluten intolerance and food labelling
  • Food Standards Agency - Food allergy and intolerance
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Hindi Food Safety Manual
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - Lithuanian Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - Russian version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Portuguese Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Spanish Version
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Standard 8 - Course notes from Skills for Care
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet

What People are Saying

“Very good”

- Marina from Essex