Level 1
Health & Nutrition Course

Gain your award in nutrition and health building your knowledge of a healthy lifestyle

Looking to Study Health and Nutrition Online?

This course is popular with students seeking to build their knowledge and understanding of diet, exercise and nutrition before pursing this as a formal career and study path. Upon completion many students progress to a level 2 nutrition qualification with aspirations to become a Nutritionist, or become a Personal Trainer with a particular interest in healthy lifestyle and weight loss.

Health and Nutrition Qualification

This course offers a great introduction to a career in health and nutrition. Suitable for aged 14 years and above it is ideal for pre school leavers and those thinking of a career change. During this short course you will complete 3 modules and a workbook which you study from home, with full tutor support always on hand.

Includes course materials, workbooks, assessment & tutor support

Help is always on hand to help you succeed

Pay in full or spread the cost over 3 months

Full online learning with workbook assessment

A nationally recognised and NCFE endorsed certification

Weekly enrolments let you choose your start date

At a Glance

Level 1 Award in Health and Nutrition

Course Fees

£195 Full Course
3 Month Payment Plan

Course Type
Entry Level

2-4 weeks

Study Method
Distance learning
Workbook assessment

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Why Choose Our Health and Nutrition Course?

Keen to work in nutrition, health, public services or the care sector? Take the first step with our nutrition and health qualification which provides a great insight into the importance of healthy eating and hydration together with planning healthy diets and eating disorders. You will also consider the relationships between food and feelings and alternative routes to offer help and support.

Upon completion of this short online course you will gain valuable insight into the essential role food plays in healthy lifestyle and human function and will qualify with the Level 1 Award in Nutrition and Health.

For many of our students this foundation level qualification route offers a valuable stepping stone into further study and career development, for example, by progressing to a Level 2 Nutrition Course.

Is this course for me?

You will gain an Award in Nutrition and Health and valuable insight into nutrition related careers.

Once your course is booked we will simply arrange your enrolment and course welcome and you’re ready to start.

When qualifying with us here at the Academy of Fitness Professionals there’s also the reassurance that course materials, tutor support, workbooks, assessments and certification fees are all included as standard.

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Entry Level Health and Nutrition Qualifications

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This short online course enables you to gain valuable knowledge and experience

It’s the person that makes a great Nutritionist

Our Level 1 Award in Nutrition and Health will equip you with the industry knowledge, skills and confidence so that you are ready to plan your future career in fitness, nutrition and health, public service or the care sector. You will be learning from qualified expert Nutritionists who have many years of fitness industry experience to share with you. What’s more your tutor will oversee your progress and be on hand to support your learning journey every step of the way.

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Health and Nutrition Course Fees

Full Course Fees

Payment Method

Pay in full




A 20% saving on course fees

Payment Method

Pay over 3 months


£81.00 per month


Total course fees £243.00

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Level 1 Health and Nutrition Course - Structure

Study 3 easy to follow modules and gain valuable skills to progress onto a level 2 nutrition course or level 2 fitness instructor course. Start your journey towards a health, public service or care sector role in the future.




Introductory awareness of the importance of healthy eating and drinking for adults


Develop your understanding of what we mean by a healthy diet and why hydration is so essential for human function.




Planning healthy diets


Learn how to plan a healthy diet and select healthy food options.




Understanding eating disorders


Understand how to recognise the signs and symptoms and effects on health of various eating disorders together with how to access additional information and support.

How is this nutrition course delivered?

This course contains 3 modules that are studied online. You have access to your tutor by phone or email throughout your studies so help is always on hand.

When you have finished a module you complete a workbook of short answer questions and submit this for assessment. These workbooks form your course portfolio and there are no exams.

This is designed to make sure you have understood your course materials and can apply them to a health and nutrition setting.

Once your course is complete you will receive your certificate which is sent by post to your preferred address.

How to get started?

You can book your course by debit or credit card online.

Choose form our pay in full and three month flexible payment options.

Once your booking is processed we will register you as a student with the Academy of Fitness Professionals and arrange your course welcome and enrolment.

You can then access your course materials and start studying your course.

Level 1 Health and Nutrition Course - FAQ’s

The most common questions we’re asked about our Health and Nutrition Course are listed here. If your question isn’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Why choose this Health and Nutrition course?

If you’re keen to develop your knowledge and skills in nutrition and health then this online nutrition course will build your understanding of healthy eating, healthy diet and eating disorders. This is a great start point for many fitness, health, public service and care sector careers in the future.

Which health and nutrition qualification will I achieve?

You will gain the NCFE level 1 award in nutrition and health.

Established for over 150 years and assisting over 340 000 learners a year, the NCFE is a recognised awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

How is the Health and Nutrition course assessed?

As part of your course you’ll compile your own portfolio of evidence to gain this qualification. There are no exams and you can both study and complete your portfolio at a pace that’s right for you.

What does the practical involve?

The practical involves instructing your own kids fitness class with a minimum of 4 participants in the 5-15 years age range. You will demonstrate your skills by following our laid out evidence criteria and film either a series of clips or the entire class.

Popular venues students use include halls, fitness studios, schools, local park or beach, or space permitting your own home or garden.

Do I need any existing skills or sports abilities?

No previous nutrition, health or fitness industry training is required to complete this course.

What previous education is required?

No formal education is required making this the perfect entry point for your fitness industry training.

How old do I need to be?

This course is suitable for pre 16 and above.

How long does the course take to finish?

Many of our students complete this course from 3 weeks. However, you have a total of 2 years to complete your course which means you can study at the pace that’s best suited to you.

Is there any expiry date?

No, once you have qualified we will send you your Level 1 Award in Nutrition and Health certification which you will always have to hand.

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