This award aims to provide School Catering staff with an awareness of what constitutes appropriate well-balanced nutrition for children and young people aged 5-18 yrs. It includes approaches to developing and planning healthier meals for young children and young people in a school catering setting.
Relevant settings include schools, care settings, and all other institutions catering for children and young people (professional, not-for-profit and volunteer). This unit is also appropriate for those working in health and social care and education sectors and those tasked with the promotion of food products and services to children and young people.
QUALIFI Level 2 Award in Nutritional Awareness & Menu Planning (School Catering)
Accredited Endorsed Level 2 award accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL
This Award is approved by LACA
|Award Type||Endorsed Award with equivalence at QCF Level 2|
|Guided Learning Hours||6-8 hours|
|Assessment||Multiple choice examination (online)|
|Delivery||Video and text online with tutor support|
|Launched (review)||2017 (2020)|
All persons involved in catering for school age children and young people (5-16yrs) with food cooked and provided packaged or ready-to-eat, have a legal and professional responsibility to consider the nutritional and dietary implications of their products. This includes all those with responsibility for the planning of menus and selection of ingredients at school and school age catering settings.
This award is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of the important role that well balanced nutrition plays in the health, development, and well-being of children and young people, and the associated need for well-planned and well-managed nutritionally appropriate catering.
Based on the nationally recognised syllabus and legal and professional standards, this award covers the basic principles of nutrition which underpin the production of healthy food, the effect that nutrition has on the health and wellbeing, and how to plan and prepare nutritionally balanced and appropriate food including special diets in school catering (as associated) settings. It is co-authored by Dr Mabel Blades (PhD. A. Dip. PRPH Nutr, BSc Hons, SRD, DMS, MPhil, MIFST, MBA, RSH), an acclaimed nutritional Author, Advisor and Academic.
There are no prerequisites for this award. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.
This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.
This award is assessed via a 30 question multiple-choice examination, tested online and with a guide completion time of 1 hour. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 25 questions out of 30 correctly (83%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically.
This award is provided for delivery to learners aged 16+ yrs.