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Highfield Level 2 Award in Healthy Food and Special Diets (RQF)


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification will benefit anyone who prepares and serves food as it is designed to provide a basic understanding of nutrition and the requirements of special diets to enable the planning of well-balanced meals that have a positive impact on health. This could include chefs, kitchen porters, waiting staff, health care workers and childminders.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 5 hours of learning.

Topics covered

Learners will outline current nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet, describe the impact diet has on health, describe food preparation techniques that maintain the nutritional value of food and understand how to plan and provide meals for those with special diets (including medical needs, allergies, vegans, vegetarians and diets for different faiths).

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by a mulitple-choice examination that is available in both paper-based or e-assessment format.

Qualification specification

A full qualification specification is available for approved centres in the Download Area