The purpose of this course is to provide you with the knowledge of the composition of food and how food affects an individual’s personal well-being.
Topics covered include:
Course documentation for this QQI accredited course is detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. This distance learning QQI accredited course means that students can study flexibly at home or at work, while gaining an Internationally recognised qualification.
Who should complete this course?
Unit 1 Composition of Food
Learners should be able to:
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Unit 2 Nutrition and Health
Unit 3 Nutrition and Exercise
Unit 4 Food Labelling
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:
This course is assessed through a combination of assignments and a supervised exam. Students taking this module will have to sit an examination (€50.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment.
Assignment 1: The brief for the first assignment will focus on the nutritional content of foods. Candidates will carry out an investigation of foods using appropriate research methods, analyse the results and present conclusions and recommendations. Candidates will submit a report with supporting
documentation as part of the evidence.
Assignment 2: The brief for the second assignment will focus on the nutritional requirements of individuals or groups. Candidates will investigate the dietary requirements of specific individuals or groups. They will devise suitable menus, outline the rationale for their selections and make recommendations. Candidates will submit a report with supporting documentation as part of the evidence.
Each assignment carries equal marks.
Examination. This examination will be based on a range of specific learning outcomes and will be 2 hours in duration.
The format of the examination will be as follows:
Pass 50 – 64%
Merit 65 – 79%
Distinction 80 – 100%
This QQI Nutrition 5N2006 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.