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Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate

Child and Baby Nutrition Course - Special Offer for a short time only

Children and babies require a balanced healthy diet.

If you would like to learn more about child and baby nutrition, this is the course for you 

  • Study Nutrition with a specialism in children and baby’s nutrition.
  • Learn the importance of nutrition and a healthy diet.
  • Study four core modules made up of Human Nutrition I, Human Nutrition II, Children's Nutrition, Human Nutrition III.
  • Then choose two elective modules from Child Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Therapeutic Nutrition or Nutrition for Weight Loss.
  • Suitable for people involved in catering, lunch time staff, cooks, health professionals, teachers, social workers, nursery and preschool workers, parents.

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Learn about the importance of a healthy diet and the changing requirements of children and infants. Special Offer on this Child and Baby Nutrition Certificate.

  • The course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more child and baby nutrition.
  • Understand the nutrition requirements of different age groups and the importance of good eating habits.
  • Learn about food preparation and how this affects the properties of the foods we eat.
  • Suitable for people involved in catering, lunch time staff, cooks, health professionals, teachers, social workers, nursery and preschool workers, parents.
  • Study four core modules made up of Human Nutrition I, Human Nutrition II, Children's Nutrition, Human Nutrition III.
  • Then choose two elective modules from Child Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Therapeutic Nutrition or Nutrition for Weight Loss.



There four Core Modules made up of Human Nutrition I, Human Nutrition II, Children's Nutrition, and Human Nutrition III. 

Students are then required to study a further two modules which they select from the range of electives - Child Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Therapeutic Nutrition or Nutrition for Weight Loss.

Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.

Course Duration: 600 hours. 



Human Nutrition I BRE102
This 9 lesson module provides a broad introduction to the important elements of nutrition and how it affects human health.  Students will learn about the digestive system and how it works.  The module looks at the different food groups and the relevance of the different nutritional elements – fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water.  Students will understand the basic daily intake requirements for a human and be able to determine specific dietary requirements for individuals.  The module concludes with a lesson on disorders related to food and diet.

Human Nutrition II BRE202
Human Nutrition II builds and extends upon the lessons from Human Nutrition I.  In this 8 lesson module, we look further at the dietary intake of individuals and consider how different elements affect the body and physical health, our mental, and emotional health (state of mind).  The module also looks at how food is prepared and the effect this has on its properties and concludes with a lesson concerning when and what we eat.  Students learned in Human Nutrition I how to determine dietary requirements and with this module will also gain a further depth of knowledge which also covers areas such as the different dietary needs for people of different ages, planning diets for different specific purposes, and producing 7 day diet plans.

Children’s Nutrition BRE304
Children’s dietary needs are different to those of adults, and continue to change throughout their growth and development.  The 10 lesson course looks at the elements which contribute to a child’s healthy development.  Nutrition starts before birth and the course therefore spans the period from pregnancy through to infants, childhood, and puberty.  As well as looking at the appropriate foods for each developmental stage, it also considers the promotion of good eating habits, and the impact of fast foods and snacks on a diet.  The module includes a lesson looking at the preparation of diet plans, and also includes a problem based learning project which aims to provide some practical experience in the area of providing guidelines for diet.

Human Nutrition III BRE302
This 8 lesson module is concerned with health issues arising from diet.  It looks at foods which can have a negative effect on certain people and diseases that occur as a result of an individual’s diet. Students will consider which foods are harmful to some, whilst offering nutritional benefits to others.  They will also consider properties of different foods – some which may act as a stimulant, for example, and others which may have a positive medicinal effect.  As well as looking at toxicity, the module also contains a lesson on detoxification and cleansing.  Human Nutrition III is then completed with a lesson on consulting and giving advice to others.

In addition to the Core Modules, students study any 2 of the following 4 modules.

Child Psychology BPS104
This 12 lesson module is concerned with the developmental stages of children from newborn and infants through school age years.  The module considers all of the significant areas such as senses, emotions, socialism, cognitive development, learning, and language.  Notable psychological research and theories are explored within the module providing students with a balanced approach to ideas and concepts.  The module also includes sections which look at influences both within the family structure and externally, such as influences from school and peers.

Nutrition For Weight Loss BRE210
This 9 lesson module focuses on the impact of diet upon weight and looks at different ways of controlling and reducing weight.  The module considers the basics of nutrition and the recommended daily intake of different food types and nutrients.  It looks at different approaches to diet, from popular approaches and fads, as well as the use of commercially available products and supplements.  There are a variety of routes to desired outcomes which include changing eating behaviour and restricting calorific intake and these are all considered in this module.  Often, problems with weight are not directly the result of poor diet, and the module looks at medical conditions and eating disorders which have a bearing on this.  The module is completed with the student undertaking a special project where they present outcomes or recommendations to a dietary problem.

Nutritional Therapy BRE211
Nutritional Therapy is a 9 lesson module concerned with the approach of using nutrients to maintain or restore optimal nutrition and health for an individual.  The module looks specifically at allergies and food intolerance, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and other conditions and disorders.  The module is concluded with a lesson looking at the planning of diets for someone with a medical condition.

Sports Nutrition BRE303
Through 9 lessons, the Sports Nutrition module looks at diet and nutrition for athletes.  Different levels of energy are required at different times and an athletes diet will need to vary to match their physical requirements, whether they be training or in competition.  The module considers how energy is utilised in the human body and the athletes needs for proteins, fats, carbohydrates, other nutrients, and fluids.  Students will learn about the composition of an athletes body, along with weight management, and the use of dietary supplements.

Note that each module in the QUALIFICATION - CERTIFICATE IN NUTRITION WITH A SPECIALISM IN CHILD AND BABY NUTRITION is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


The Certificate In Nutrition With A Specialism In Child And Baby Nutrition requires around 600 hours of study. This is made up of six 100 hour modules.

To pass the course –

  1. Pass all assignments on the six 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass six examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.


  • Learn extensively about nutrition and diet - with a specialsim in children's nutrition this will provide the student with a a depth of knowledge that will be useful in caring for and helping children in a variety of environments.
  • Suitable for those working with or caring for children - in situations directly involving food - catering staff, cooks, lunch time staff; or in care - teachers, health professionals, social workers, nursery and pre-school staff.

Promotion? You will have a greater span of knowledge than colleagues - this will be beneficial in your career development.

What could this course lead to?
Greater knowledge coupled with experience will enable you to work in positions with more responsibility.

You want to be working at a management level - to succeed you will need passion for your work and a persistence in your approach.



If you would like to help children to be healthier, encourage them to eat a balanced diet and understand more about the importance of healthy eating, this is the course for you.

Enrol today and get started on this 600 hour qualification.

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Meet some of our academics

Tracey Jones (psychology)B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies) Tracey began studying psychology in 1990. She has a wide range of experience within the psychology and social work field, particularly working with people with learning disabilities. She is also qualified as a teacher and now teaches psychology and social work related subjects. She has been a book reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work and has also written many textbooks, blogs, articles and ebooks on psychology, writing, sociology, child development and more. She has had also several short stories published.
Jade SciasciaBiologist, Business Coordinator, Government Environmental Dept, Secondary School teacher (Biology); Recruitment Consultant, Senior Supervisor in Youth Welfare, Horse Riding Instructor (part-completed) and Boarding Kennel Manager. Jade has a B.Sc.Biol, Dip.Professional Education, Cert IV TESOL, Cert Food Hygiene.

Check out our eBooks

Human NutritionBoth a text for students, or an informative read for anyone who wants to eat better. While covering the basics, the book approaches nutrition a little differently here to some other books, with sections covering ”Modifying diet according to Genetic Disposition or Lifestyle”, “How to find Reliable Information on Nutrition” and “Understanding how Diet relates to Different Parts of the Body” (including Urinary, Digestive, Respiratory and Circulatory System, the Brain, etc). This ebook was written to complement the ACS Nutrition I course, and provides a solid foundation for anyone wanting to grasp a fundamental understanding of Human Nutrition.
LeadershipWhat makes a good leader? Is it an innate personality trait or a skill that can be acquired? This book is an excellent guide to the theories and practice of leadership. It is full of interesting facts about social dynamics and examples of leadership styles. For those who are curious or in need of some leadership skills, this book will provide both entertainment and advice.
Human BiologyFor any new student of human biology, being confronted with thousands of unfamiliar words can be overwhelming. It can also be difficult to identify which words you need to learn first. This book presents words that have been carefully selected as the most important for new biology students to learn and understand. It also provides more information about each word than is often found in traditional dictionaries, giving students a more in-depth understanding of the word's meaning. The book is intended as an aid to all new students of human biology.
Nutritional TherapyDiscover how the way you eat can impact upon the affects of an illness. This book is unique, written by our health and nutritional scientists. Chapters cover: “Scope and Nature of Nutritional Therapy”, “How different factors Interact with Nutrition”, “Different Ways” and “Appropriate Therapeutic Responses for Different Health Issues” Thirty different conditions are covered from Mental Illness and Gastritis to Coeliac Disease and Osteoporosis.