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OCN Level 3 OCN Child Nutrition Course

Would you like to learn more about diet and nutrition for children and young people?

If yes then this is the course for you. This extremely popular OCN child nutrition course consists of 3 units:

  • The Digestive Process and Nutrition in Children
  • Management of Healthy Eating
  • Special Dietary Requirements and 'Fussy Eaters'

It considers the anatomy and physiology of the digestive process, nutrients and requirements for young children as well as managing problems such as childhood obesity and eating disorders. It also covers food allergies and intolerances, 'fussy eating' and special dietary requirements.

The course is an online course and so can be studied any time from your own home- there is no classroom attendance required and learners can enrol at any time.

Accreditation and Assessments:

This course is accredited by the Open College Network (OCN OTC) at level 3 and carries 3 credits.

To successfully achieve this award learners must complete the assessments associated with the course.

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Course Length:Completion time for this course is 4 weeks including assessments

Delivery: Home Study, learners log into our online learning portal- MNT LEARNING- to study this course- there is no classroom attendance required at all. On successful completion of the assessments, learners will receive their results and certificate via email. (If a hard copy certificate is required via post we can arrange this for £10 for UK learners and slightly more for international learners please call/email for details).

Support:All learners will have telephone/email access to a supportive and friendly personal tutor for any queries they have whilst completing the course.

This course consists of the 3 units as follows:

Unit 1: Nutrition - an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the digestive process, nutrients and food groups

  • Anatomy and physiology of the digestive process
  • Nutrients and food groups
  • Calorie intake for young children
  • Food classification
  • Essential nutrients
  • Teaching children about healthy eating

Unit Two: Guidelines for & Management of Healthy Eating in Children and Young People

  • Guidelines and recommendations for healthy eating for 0-19 year olds
  • Childhood obesity
  • Planning and providing meals, snacks and drinks for 0-19 year olds
  • Eating disorders

Unit 3: Special Dietary Needs and ‘Fussy Easters’

  • Food intolerance and food allergies
  • Special diets for 0-19 year olds
  • Different dietary requirements
  • How to manage fussy eaters

Learners must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. If you have any concerns about this please call us and we will be happy to offer support. These requirements include:

  1. Internet access and a working email address

  2. Up to date internet browser such as: internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox (if your browser is not up to date your screen may not display the content as it should. Please call us if you wish us to help you check your browser and how to update it if needed- it's very easy- even we can do it!)

  3. Use of a computer to study the course - tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.

  4. Additionally learners should be familiar with navigating a website and have used a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in the past.

Course fee: £125 (including VAT)

To enrol and pay for this course please click on the 'apply now' button.

(Enrolments can also be made over the phone Mon-Fri- 0844 8268 446)

I had never fully understood this subject at school so it was really helpful to cover digestion again and it was great to see what healthy meal ideas I could prepare at home. As the mother of 2 teenage girls it was also a real eye opener to learn about eating disorders and be aware of the signs to look out for-just in case- I feel prepared now, thank-you!

Zana, Mother of 3

Thank-you for providing such a wonderful course. I learned lots of useful tips on managing young children who are picky with their food which is very useful as a child-minder!

Ayeesha, Childminder and Mum

I like to make sure I prepare healthy meals for the children I look after so this course provided me with a lot of reassurance. Also the little boy I look after has a food intolerance so I wanted to learn more about this and what I could do to help- and I did. A great course for child-carers- will definitely be recommending it to my friends and family. Have just signed up for the weaning course too.

Roberta, Nanny

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