Child Nutrition Level 3

Discover how to promote healthy eating in children to support their growth and development with this Child Nutrition course.

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Overview

Every parent knows the struggle of trying to convince kids to eat healthily; it seems that the greener the food, the more they fight it. Nevertheless, making sure children get the right nutrition in their early years is of vital importance for their bone strength and cognitive development, as well as to reduce the risk of chronic disease later in life. As the awareness of the importance of healthy eating in childhood grows, so does the demand for nutritional professionals who can help children create good dietary habits that will last a lifetime. Start a new career in childcare nutrition by studying online with Oxbridge.

Studying child nutrition can open you up to a variety of careers including clinical nutrition, sports and exercise, health coaching, and many more. You don’t need any previous experience to enrol on the course, just a desire to get stuck in! You’ll cover everything from healthy eating during pregnancy, to nutritional guidelines and labelling. You’ll explore the benefits of breast and bottle feeding, the best techniques when it comes to weaning, and how to plan meals for children and adolescents as they grow. You’ll also expand your knowledge of exercise and fitness, allowing you to provide advice that focuses on whole-body health.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - An Introduction to Nutrition for Children

Unit one will teach you the nutritional requirements as children grow and develop, gaining an understanding of macronutrients and micronutrients, as well as other beneficial components of food. You’ll know the principles of a balanced diet, and how to provide nutritional adequacy. You’ll also learn social and cultural influences on food, such an advertising and religion. Finally, this unit will consider childhood obesity levels, and the factors that may cause it.

Unit 2 - Healthy Eating during Family Planning and Pregnancy

Secondly, you will focus on the nutritional needs of parents during pre-conception, including how nutritional choices may affect fertility or aid conception. You’ll learn the nutritional advice offered to women during pregnancy and how to plan for a diet that includes the nutrients that are commonly deficit prior to conception. You’ll also cover special dietary requirements for some women during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes and other common dietary problems during pregnancy.

Unit 3 - Breast Feeding, Bottle Feeding and Weaning Babies and Young Children

This unit focuses on nutritional needs of infants during the first year of life. You’ll learn about the how to support families who are feeding their baby by breast or by bottle, as well as the nutritional guidelines that go along with that. You’ll learn the development of infants and weaning guidelines from the age of 6 to 12 months, and the process of weaning children onto solid food. You will also consider the common feeding problems in infancy, such as colic.

Unit 4 - Planning Meals for Children and Adolescents on Advised Nutritional Needs

This unit will build your understanding of nutritional needs of children in pre-school, primary and adolescent age groups based on national guidance. You will consider how to plan for the range of meals and snacks for children as well as discover some interesting strategies to encourage healthy eating in those picky eaters.

Unit 5 - Eating Disorders and Specialist Nutrition Plans for Children and Teenagers

It is estimated that around 1.25 million people have an eating disorder in the UK, this final unit you’ll be able to draw upon your knowledge to develop further understanding of the specialist nutritional needs for children who have a variety of special nutritional needs including chronic illness, allergies and eating disorders. You’ll learn how a range of eating disorders affect children and young people and how you can support them and aid their recovery. You’ll look closely at allergies and intolerances, to ensure that the nutrition is substituted in other foods.

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Awarding Body

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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.

NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a certificate of completion and competency.

How is this course assessed or examined?

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.

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.

FAQs

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Why study an online diet and nutrition course with Oxbridge?

Oxbridge provides the same experience you would expect from a classroom environment without strict adherence to timetables and schedules. You can work in your own time and at your own pace to ensure you gain the most from your education.

Our courses offer an engaging way to learn more about food and nutrition. So whether you’re already practising and keen to progress or want to know more to help those around you with a new and rewarding career in nutrition, we have a course for you.

When you enrol with us, you can relax knowing that excellent advice and support is on hand whenever you need it. Our high pass rate showcases the dedication and pride we take in our online courses.

What does a nutritionist earn?

The average starting salary for a nutritionist in the UK is around ÂŁ25,000. More experienced nutritionists can expect to earn in excess of ÂŁ30,000, with some nutritionists earning as high as ÂŁ55,000

What does a nutritionist do?

Nutritionists work with the public in a variety of settings in order to provide evidence-based information for the management of dietary complaints or to promote a generally healthy lifestyle and improved relationship with food.

A career as a nutritionist is both interesting and rewarding. For those that choose to become self-employed nutritionists, it can also offer a lot of flexibility.

Where can a qualification in nutrition take me?

Studying nutrition in the UK can open many doors. Upon completion of an accredited online nutrition course many students naturally find work as a nutritionist. However, alternatively you may choose to work in animal nutrition, food technology, and even become a naturopath.

Nutrition courses can also be helpful to those wishing to become (or level up their knowledge for their role as) a chef or catering manager, or a personal trainer. It can also act as the first step towards becoming a qualified dietitian.

Why study nutrition online?

There is no set pathway into nutrition, but perhaps the swiftest, most flexible route involves online study. Rather than be constrained by rigid time frames and deadlines, accredited online nutrition courses can be undertaken at your own time and pace, working around your current schedule.

If you complete our level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health, you can use your accreditation to apply for nutrition-related roles. You could even take on additional training, perhaps specialising in a specific area like child nutrition, or you could start a career as a health coach or personal trainer.

What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

The greatest differences between dietitians and nutritionists are:

  • Dietitians must legally be registered with the British Dietetic Association. Nutritionists can register with the Association for Nutrition, but this is voluntary only.
  • Dietitians can work with hospitalised patients or those who are ill, whereas nutritionists cannot offer assistance to those with diagnosed medical conditions.
  • Dieticians must be educated to a degree level, whereas this is not the case for nutritionists.

Whether you want to test the waters with a qualification in nutrition, gain experience before working towards becoming a dietitian or want to help people live better, healthier and happier lives as soon as possible, our accredited nutrition courses can get you started.

Why study a Childcare course online with Oxbridge?

In addition to all of the benefits mentioned above, we have a much higher-than-average pass rate, 20% higher to be precise, which we believe is down to our excellent tutors and learning materials, including videos, e-books and quizzes.

It’s our mission to make childcare training fun and exciting, the way it always should have been. But, sadly, that’s not the experience many of our students have had with traditional education.

From early years practitioners to SEN specialists, our courses can help you follow your passion. So take a look through our courses, and if you struggle to pick, ask our learning advisers for their input.

What qualifications do I need to work in a nursery?

No official qualifications are required in order to work as a nursery assistant. However, getting qualified will help you stand out from other candidates, and help you progress in your nursery career.

What are the benefits of studying your Childcare courses from home?

By studying childcare from home, you take away the strain of having to travel to a particular place at a specific time and learn at a pace that’s dictated by your entire class.

So whether you’re an early riser or concentrate better late at night, you’re in complete control of your study schedule and can spend as much or as little time as you need on each unit; that’s why so many of our students complete their courses much sooner than anticipated.

Additionally, you can reap the advantages of one-on-one time with your personal tutor; whether you need help or advice, they are fully qualified in the sector you’re hoping to work in. All of our tutors love seeing their students succeed; it’s not just a job to them; they genuinely are rooting for you.

Do you need Maths and English for Childcare Level 3?

The entry requirements for a career in childcare will vary depending on your role and responsibilities. With that said, employers will likely expect candidates to hold a maths and English qualification at GCSE level as a minimum requirement.

If you don’t currently have these, don’t worry. We recommend that you get in touch with our learning advisors for support and advice. Alternatively, it’s never too late to achieve fantastic GCSE grades through an online course.

Why study Childcare courses online?

You’re never too old to discover your passion and change your life. The beauty of opting for an online childcare course is that you don’t have to turn your entire world upside down.

Online courses offer flexibility that traditional establishments just can’t. You don’t need to quit your job or sacrifice your other commitments and responsibilities. We will work with you to make sure you succeed.

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Laura

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For 10+ years, my passion for helping learners develop and grow has driven my career as a teacher. To help me progress even further, I am currently studying to achieve the IQA award. I love reading and I’m a self-professed Harry Potter fan. Talk to me about all things history, rock music, tattoos and true crime podcasts. 

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Kelly

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I always knew that a career focused around helping people achieve their goals was perfect for me. That’s why I became a tutor. I love to see my student’s confidence flourish as they progress through their courses. It’s important to help them fit their learning goals around their personal commitments so they have the best chance of success! 

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Faye

Early Years

Beginning my career as an early years practitioner inspired me to step into the world of teaching. I have since elevated my skillset through a range of qualifications including L3 in Assessing Vocational Achievement, L3 in Education & Training and L4 in Internal Quality Assurance. I’m a big kid at heart; I love Disney movies and also dabble in photography.  

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Penny

Art

Marine biology, jellyfish conservationist, hairdresser, fitness instructor… I have an eclectic backstory! Art is my passion and one of my proudest moments was achieving my Masters in Fine Art. I then requalified as an Art teacher to share my knowledge with my students. For most of my career, I’ve supported vulnerable students with additional needs such as SEMH and SEN.

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Sarah

Education and Childcare

My 30-year stride in education started with childminding, to working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. I then tutored in a national reading programme and went on to become a Higher-Level TA. I’m elated to say I graduated with a First-Class BA Honours Degree when I was 50 – living proof that it’s never too late to chase your dreams!

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