We are still accepting applications for September 2020 starts.

Our campuses remain closed for the foreseeable future 

Easter Closure and return to study

The College will be closed from Saturday 4th April to Tuesday 14th April (inclusive), there will be no work set for classroom based courses over this normal 2 week holiday period, however we will be returning to remote working on Wednesday 15th April for staff to continue to prepare online learning and resources.

UCC students and Apprentices will return to their online remote learning on Monday 20th April.

Further Education students will return to online remote learning on Wednesday 22nd April. This delay is to allow teaching staff to prepare materials for the next few weeks of online learning on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April.

Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets

There is a recognition that diet and health are linked. In the UK many long term health problems are directly related to poor diet. The Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets course provides delegates with a good basic understanding of nutrition, enabling them to plan well-balanced meals.

Who is the course aimed at?
  • This qualification is relevant to all catering establishments, but particularly important to Caterers in social care and education sectors where there is a ‘captive audience’ (e.g. health care and education)
  • Anyone interested in nutrition
Course Objectives/Key Benefits

On completion delegates will be able to understand:

  • The relationship between diet and health
  • How preparation and processing affects nutritional value
  • The significance of labelling on edible goods
  • Standards that apply to catering for specific groups
Course Content

Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets Course Content

  • Introduction to nutrition
  • The balance of good health
  • Diet and health
  • Nutritional requirements of different groups
  • Catering for different groups
  • Food processing
  • Labelling

Training method:

Lecture and workshops. Multiple choice test leading to the award.

Course outcome/qualification:

Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications


Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets
LevelLevel 2
DurationOne-day course
CampusColchester Institute
Start DatePlease contact us for dates.
PriceAvailable on a company basis only.


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The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.

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