This course will be completed using a blended learning approach; you will initially attend college for a taught session(s) to discuss the content and receive a learning pack. Your tutor will discuss with you how learning materials can be used and identify a completion date for your final submission. Where appropriate further taught sessions may be arranged with the group.
The course is suitable for those who would like to develop or extend their knowledge and understanding of nutrition and hydration when working within health and social care settings. You will explore what is meant by a balanced diet and will consider nutritional guidelines. You will reflect on ways of promoting healthy eating as well as considering the individual needs of service users, particularly those with special dietary requirements. It is essential to ensure the prevention of malnutrition, and the promotion of safe hydration therefore, this will be studied further as part of this course.
Experience of working with or volunteering to promote nutrition and hydration of service users essential. Experience of the health and social care sector is desirable however the course can also be accessed by those interested in the field of Health and Social Care or where the content supports a CPD opportunity. There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be prepared to write assignments and commit to study away from college.
A portfolio of evidence will be produced to meet the learning outcomes expected in the qualification.
Completion of this course provides a continued professional development opportunity and could lead to further study within the Health and Social Care field. It could also support progression within a current work role within the sector and could contribute to promotion opportunities.