Child Nutrition Level 3

Diet, nutrition and fitness are three of the most important factors in childhood learning and development. Knowing how to balance food and exercise to the recommended guidelines can make a big difference. Furthermore, it promotes a healthier lifestyle, better mental health, and lowers the risk of future health problems. Our Child Nutrition Level 3 course teaches the foundations of dietetics and physical health. As a result, you’ll know how to support the growth and development of children in your care.

Children require good nutrition because they’re growing, developing and are often very active. Therefore, it’s important to shape children’s attitudes towards food in early childhood. As without the proper nutrition, children risk developing disorders like rickets. That’s why our course studies the value of healthy food for kids.

Children require good nutrition because they’re growing, developing and are very active.

Our Child Nutrition Level 3 course covers all aspects of children’s dietary and health requirements. Each unit is designed to help you appreciate the weight of planning healthy meals, snacks and exercise. The course explores everything from micro and macronutrients to how food affects children’s mood. In addition, we’ll show the impact of malnutrition and you’ll learn to spot signs and symptoms of eating disorders.

Our nutrition course covers all aspects of children’s dietary and health requirements.

The point is to give you the tools needed to successfully promote healthy lifestyle choices in children. If you’re looking to develop your nutritional knowledge, meet the national guidelines and advance a career in child nutrition, you’re in the right place.

On our Child Nutrition Level 3 course you will:

  • Broaden your knowledge of health and nutrition for kids
  • Ask and answer, ‘What is a healthy lifestyle?’
  • Discover the role of micro and macronutrients
  • Recognise the connection between food and mood
  • Explore the impact of malnutrition and eating disorders on physical health
  • Examine the anatomy and physiology of various internal systems
  • Appreciate the importance of exercise and fitness for children
Discover how to promote healthy eating in children to support their growth and development with this Child Nutrition course.
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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X352

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our customised qualifications have been developed to meet the needs of our learners, they’ve also been accredited by the NCFE after demonstrating great quality and rigor. Completing Customised Qualifications doesn’t lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study. Every Customised Qualification has met strict criteria to attain NCFE accreditation.

Study Hours

Up to 100 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a NCFE Customised Qualification. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Broaden your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Notions of and definitions of health
  • Dietetics
  • Food and fitness for children
  • Healthy eating and physical exercise
  • Dimensions and nature of health
  • Perceptions of the health of others
  • Mental health, stigma, and social constructs
  • Food and food hygiene

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

The course provided me with new skills
Jules B

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your home study course I have just completed, I found the course provided me with new skills and would definitely use you again

So convenient
Louise. T

I find it so convenient that it can be done in my own time under no pressure.

Wanted to educate myself
Lisa. R

As an overweight adult i didn’t want my children going through (and they are headed that way) what i had so i needed to educate myself. Thought this course was very informative, and excellent value for money as i have seen the same course on other websites for a lot more.

Very pleased
Karl Harper

I would describe myself as a very healthy eater and maintain my physical wellbeing. I have 3 children and a wife, this course has helped me and my wife dramatically with understanding what foods and nutrition us and the kids should be consuming.

It’s made a difference
Stella-Ann Andrews

Enjoyed studying the course, love how it doesn’t really matter if one-night i’m busy or just can not be bothered after working all day and coming home to my 2 children the course has also made a difference in the way my children eat, Thank you Oxbridge.

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