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Nutrition for Healthy Living

Course Code: YMNHL

Level: 3
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: YMCA
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: Distance Learning
When you'll study: Distance Learning - Flexible

About the course

This award is for suitable for people of all ages, who wish to gain knowledge in diet and nutrition for their own use, as well as those who wish to enhance the role they already have in the fitness industry.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following areas: 

  • structure and function of the digestive system
  • the glycaemic index
  • the role of cholesterol, macro nutrients and micro nutrients
  • guidelines for a healthy, balanced diet
  • obesity and weight management.
Entry requirements

You will need to hold level 1 qualifications in English and maths.


You will be assessed via worksheets and a presentation.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the following courses at the College;

YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing 

YMCA Level 3 Award in Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.