Nutrition and Hydration

Nutrition and Hydration- CPD Certified & RoSPA Approved


Nutrition and hydration are both key components for a long, healthy life and play a vital role in our physical and mental wellbeing. In this Nutrition and Hydration course, you will familiarise with the Department of Health’s nutrition guide, exploring the fundamentals of the NHS’s Eatwell Plate. You will learn about the effects of poor nutrition and dehydration, as well as gain an understanding of how nutritional requirements change as we age.

Whether you wish to deepen your knowledge of nutrition or are looking to secure a career in the healthcare or social care sector, this comprehensive training course will provide you with the practical skills to develop a solid care plan. It also includes step-by-step guidance on the malnutrition screening tool.

Highlights of the Nutrition and Hydration :

  • Identify the five food groups on the NHS’s Eatwell Guide for achieving a healthy, balanced diet
  • Understand how hydration or lack of it affects the body and how to keep well-hydrated throughout the day
  • Learn how nutritional requirements change as we age and differ for the individual
  • Gain a solid understanding of the effects of malnutrition and overnutrition
  • Familiarise with the malnutrition screening tool and the management guidelines for developing a health care plan
  • Develop healthier eating habits and improve your overall relationship with food
  • Understand which foods promote a long and healthy life, and learn about correct portion sizes
  • Ensure you are following the guidelines set in place by the Department of Health

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials


We offer fully-accredited online courses and comprehensive training on necessary skills and knowledge, so you can get ahead in your professional life.


Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll receive an instant e-certificate. You can receive printed certificates by post (with a shipping cost of £3.99) if you want which will be delivered right to your doorstep.
There’s no expiry date of any sort for our certificates, but we recommend that you renew them every 12 months for up-to-date information and credibility in this competitive job market.

Who is this Nutrition and Hydration for?

This course is for anyone who wants to make smarter choices and decisions when it comes to their dietary and nutritional needs. It is also ideal for those who work in the healthcare or social care sector, who are required to care for and feed patients. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.

Career Path

On successful completion, you will receive a recognised certificate of achievement, which can be used to develop your career in the following fields:

  • Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • General Practitioner
  • Care Nurse
  • Registered Nurse

Course Curriculum

Nutrition and Hydration- CPD Certified
Nutrition and Hydration- CPD Certified 01:05:00
Module 1: The Course Structure
Module 2: Defining the Terms
Module 3: The Eatwell Plate
Module 4: Hydration
Module 5: Through-life nutrition
Module 6: Malnutrition and Overnutrition
Module 7: The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool

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