<small>Certificate in </small><span>Food and Nutrition</span>

Certificate in Food and Nutrition

Course Code VRE019
Qualification Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 600 Hours

Certificate in Food and Nutrition VRE019

The food and drink that we consume each day have a direct bearing on our state of health. It is important to vary our intake of foods so that we are deriving the full range of nutrients and other substances that the body needs. Too much of one or two food types, even healthy foods, is not recommended for long-term health.

In addition to being more healthful, a varied diet is also a lot more interesting for the taste buds. A balanced and adequate diet is essential to our wellbeing. The extra time and thought needed to prepare good quality meals is easily rewarded with increased stamina and alertness, better resistance to illness, and clear and healthy skin, eyes and hair. However, to maximize the health benefits of what we eat, we need to understand some basic nutrition requirements and principles.

This course will introduce the student to a range of theoretical concepts, and practical skills that can be applied in a range of contexts. The student has the opportunity to specialise in the area of their choice. Such as:

  • Nutrition for children
  • Sports nutrition 
  • Therapeutic nutrition
  • Growing organic produce

Core Modules    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Certificate in Food and Nutrition.

  •      Food & Beverage Management (Catering) BTR102
  •      Human Nutrition & Food 1 BRE102

Elective Modules    In addition to the core modules, students study any 4 of the following 8 modules.

  •      Biochemistry I (Animal) BSC103
  •      Bar Service VTR204
  •      Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing VHT241
  •      Human Nutrition & Food II BRE202
  •      Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
  •      Child & Baby Nutrition BRE304
  •      Human Nutrition III (Disease & Nutrition) BRE302
  •      Sports Nutrition BRE303

Note that each module in the Qualification - Certificate in Food and Nutrition is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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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.