<small>Proficiency Award 2 in </small><span>Nutritional Science</span>

Proficiency Award 2 in Nutritional Science

Course Code VSC008
Qualification Proficiency Award 2
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 1500 Hours

Proficiency Award 2 in Nutritional Science

Are you interested in biology and nutrition?
What really happens to the food you eat?

Study Nutritional Science with us and you will learn about how the body works to break down the foods you eat by looking at extensive biochemical processes such as metabolism.

Graduate Employment Possibilities

The food that people eat, and how it is eaten, may be influenced by a wide range of vocations, for example:

  • Health food shop sales staff

  • Food Supplement Suppliers (both factories that produce supplements and people who wholesale, or directly distribute supplements)

  • Primary producers

  • Food Retailers

  • Food Processors

  • Food Service Industries (Restaurant managers, cooks, etc)

  • Fitness professionals

  • Health & Wellbeing Professionals (eg. Doctors, Naturopaths, Massage therapists, Counsellors etc)

  • Nutritional Counsellors

  • Dieticians

  • Nutrition Scientists

The nutrition and food industries are changing all the time. Opportunities that exist when you commence study may be different to those when you graduate. The list above will provide an insight into where your career might take you; but in reality, the future holds opportunities that none of us have even dreamt of as yet.

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 2 in Nutritional Science .

  •      Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
  •      Cell Biology BSC110
  •      Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
  •      Human Nutrition I BRE102
  •      Workshop I BGN103
  •      Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
  •      Human Nutrition II BRE202
  •      Human Nutrition III BRE302

Stream Modules:    Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.

  •      Nutrition for Weight Loss BRE210
  •      Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
  •      Children's Nutrition BRE304

Elective Modules:  
 In addition to the core modules, students study any 4 of the following 9 modules.

  •      Research Project I BGN102
  •      Self Sufficiency II ASS101
  •      Bioenergetics (Human Biology IB) BSC201
  •      Food Preparation - Foundations of Cooking BRE212
  •      Research Project II BGN201
  •      Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
  •      Sports Nutrition BRE303
  •      Statistics BSC304
  •      Weight Loss Consultant BRE307

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 2 in Nutritional Science is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.