Diet and Nutrition



Awareness of the Importance of Diet and Nutrition
The course aims to promote awareness of the importance of diet and nutrition, and knowledge of how to provide a balanced and nutritional diet. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify the changing needs of people, be aware of the legislative requirements and obligations, understand our body’s nutritional needs, understand what is needed to achieve a balanced diet, have a basic awareness of how to store and prepare food, how to identify and respond to individual needs, and be aware of the importance of food presentation.

Diet and Nutrition is a trainer led course that is delivered with a guided learning hours of 4 hours and available nationally through our approved instructors.

We also have an online and classroom Food Hygiene course if required, or as an addition to this course. This course covers nutrition and diet, while the food hygiene course covers keeping food safe from storage to table.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hours and 34 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Care workers
  • Hospital staff
  • The food industry


  • Malnutrition and the risks
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition support
  • Person centred approach
  • Nutritional screening
  • Who should be screened
  • Body mass index
  • Responsibilities of settings
  • Keeping people healthy
  • Digestive system
  • What are calories
  • Energy balance
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fibre
  • Fats and Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water and hydration
  • Micro-nutrients
  • Water and Calcium
  • Older people, nutrition and hydration
  • Standards in care

Care Certificate



This Care Certificate course covers the knowledge based units and includes 15 standards and recommendations set out by the Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health and is designed for all new employees.  The course is mapped and covers all of the required Knowledge Based Units and delegates will be provided with full evidence based learning statements to document the learning process during the course, this is in addition to the final exam.

We also provide a training portfolio that can be used to document an employee’s training during the care certificate and for their continued workplace development, delegates also receive a tracking document that can be used by the care manager to evidence the completion of the competency based units, which enable the care manager to ensure that all of the practical requirements have been met before issuing the care certificate.

The Care Certificate is a requirement for all staff beginning their career in the care sector, ideally it should be completed before starting work and must be completed within twelve weeks from the commencement of employment.  This course is also suitable for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge.

The online course is available with a practical module locally to rehearse practical skills where required. We can also integrate classroom based and online qualifications to expand on knowledge and build training packages.  Where required, we offer many regulated qualifications to support your training in the care sector and these can be integrated with your care certificate training package.

Care Certificate Recommendations

Health Education England, Skills for Care, and Skills for Health, made a number of recommendations which were agreed by the Department of Health Governance Assurance Board:

  • The 15 standards should remain, subject to some amendments
  • Individuals will need to complete all 15 standards to be awarded the Care Certificate
  • The Certificate should be prioritised by employers for “new staff, new to care”
  • 12 weeks will remain as the guidance timeframe for a full-time individual to complete the Care Certificate
  • The minimum level for quality assurance of the Care Certificate, and the certification itself, will be the responsibility of employers
  • In addition to events and workshops, a suite of materials will be made freely available for employers to download and use to support them in implementing the Care Certificate.

The Care Certificate replaces both the Common Induction Standards and the National Minimum Training Standards.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course comes with 20.0 hrs (30.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 12 hours and 4 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Social care
  • Health care assistants
  • Assistant practitioners
  • Care support workers
  • Anyone supporting clinical roles in the NHS where they have direct contact with patients
  • Home care workers
  • Porters
  • Volunteers
  • Cooks
  • Drivers


  • Standard 1 – Understand Your Role
    • Introduction to Standard One – understanding your role
    • Your responsibilities and working with your employer
    • Rights and responsibilities at work
    • Agreed ways of working
    • Effective partnership working
    • Experience, attitudes and beliefs
  • Standard 2 – Your Personal Development
    • Your personal development standard introduction
    • Working in the care sector
    • Developing your knowledge, skills and understanding
    • Learning and development
    • Receiving feedback
    • Supervision, appraisal and objectives
    • The care certificate and continuing your learning
  • Standard 3 – Duty of Care
    • Introduction to the Duty of Care Standard
    • Addressing dilemmas within your duty of care
    • Duty of care
    • Recognising and handling comments, complaints and incidents
    • Managing conflict and difficult situations
    • How to deal with comments and complaints
    • Supporting independence
  • Standard 4 – Equality and Diversity
    • Introduction to the Equality and Diversity Standard
    • About equality and diversity
    • The purpose of the Equality Act 2010
    • Types of discrimination
    • Protected characteristics
    • Explaining equal opportunities
    • Diversity
    • Inclusion
    • Prejudice
    • Diversity and discrimination
    • Actions to take if you are the victim of discrimination, you and the law
    • The Code of Conduct
    • Working in a way that reduces the likelihood of discrimination
    • Information advice and support
  • Standard 5 – Working in a Person-centered Way
    • Introduction to working in a person-centered way
    • Working in partnership with others
    • Record keeping in care
    • The Care Plan
    • Importance of finding out history, preferences, wishes and needs of the individual
    • Minimising environmental factors that may cause discomfort
    • Person-centred values in practice
    • Supporting individuals to minimise pain or discomfort
    • Working to promote person-centred values
    • Support individuals to plan for their future well-being and fulfillment, including end-of-life care.
  • Standard 6 – Communication
    • Introduction to The Communication Standard
    • Effective communication in the work setting
    • Language and other needs in communication
    • Verbal and non-verbal communication Skills
    • Communication
    • Different methods of communication
    • Dealing with aggression
    • Defusing potentially dangerous situations
    • Recognising danger signs
  • Standard 7 – Privacy and Dignity
    • Introduction to the Privacy and Dignity Standard
    • Dignity and respect
    • Patient dignity
    • Confidentiality in the workplace
    • Making choices
    • Privacy of information
    • Supporting active participation
  • Standard 8 – Fluids and Nutrition
    • Introduction to the Fluids and Nutrition Standard
    • High risk groups of people for food safety
    • Cross-contamination direct and indirect
    • Preventing cross-contamination
    • The importance of nutrition
    • Guidelines for a healthy diet
    • Dehydration
    • Hydration
    • Fluids and hydration
    • Nutrition and the elderly
    • Diets for people with dementia
  • Standard 9 – Awareness of Mental Health, dementia and learning difficulties
    • What is dementia
    • Classifications of dementia
    • Early Diagnosis of dementia and reporting
    • Risk factors affecting the chance of developing dementia
    • Helping people with Dementia
    • Things that can help people with Dementia
    • Helping the carer
    • Diet , Meals and Dementia
    • A healthy body
    • Adapting the environment
    • Communication and Dementia
    • The Safeguarding of Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
    • The Human Rights Act 1998
    • Discriminatory abuse and the Human Rights Act
    • Mental Health Conditions
    • MCA assessment criteria
    • MCA assessment
    • What is Mental Capacity Act
    • Finding more information and support
  • Standard 10 – Safeguarding Adults
    • Adult safeguarding standard introduction
    • What is SOVA
    • CQC or The Care Quality Commission
    • The Protection from Harassment act 1997
    • The Sexual Offences Act 2003
    • The Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards principles
    • Facts and information about abuse
    • Who is a vulnerable adult
    • Vulnerable adults and the risk of harm
    • Physical abuse
    • Psychological abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Financial Abuse
    • Neglect, self neglect and the act of omission
    • Institutional/organisational abuse and discriminatory abuse
    • Consent
    • Disclosure
    • The importance of individualised person-centred care to ensure an individual’s safety
    • Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse
    • Managing risk and multi-agency safeguarding of adults
    • Reporting abuse
    • Whistle blowing
    • How to whistle blow
    • Serious case reviews an sources of advice and information
  • Standard 11 – Safeguarding Children
    • Child protection standard introduction
    • Legislation relating to safeguarding children
    • The Acts and safeguarding children
    • Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
    • What is child abuse
    • Emotional abuse
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Other types of child abuse
    • Every child matters
    • Children’s rights
    • Neglect and the act of omission
    • Every child matters
    • Working with others
    • Key supporting information
    • What children want from professionals
    • Protecting yourself against allegations
    • Reporting child abuse
  • Standard 12 – Basic Life Support
    • Introduction to basic life support
    • Fears of first aid
    • Asking permission to help
    • Calling the EMS
    • Chain of Survival
    • DRAB and ABCDs
    • Initial assessment and recovery position
    • Barriers and gloves
    • Adult CPR introduction
    • Adult CPR
    • CPR handover
    • Compressions only CPR
    • Child CPR
    • Child CPR Breakdown
    • Infant CPR
    • Drowning
    • AED Introduction
    • Types of AED unit
    • Adult choking
    • Child choking
    • Infant choking
  • Standard 13 – Health and Safety
    • Introduction to the health and safety standard
    • Tasks that require special training
    • The importance of health and safety
    • What causes accidents
    • When an accident happens
    • Health and safety Law
    • Employee and employer responsibility
    • Workplace and personal security
    • The accident triangle
    • Why prevention is important
    • The 5 stages of risk assessment
    • What is a hazard
    • Personal Protective Equipment – PPE
    • Working Safely and Securely
    • Hazardous substances in your workplace
    • COSHH regulations
    • Employee duties under COSHH
    • The Fire Triangle
    • Calling the Fire Service
    • Evacuating in an emergency
    • Care home evacuation
    • Good house-keeping
    • Electrical hazards
    • Managing stress
    • Managing stress, depression and anxiety
    • The Manual Handling Regulations
    • What is manual handling and why is it important
    • How and why we lift correctly
    • Before we start moving and positioning people
    • LOLER and PUWER regulations
    • Other relevant acts
    • Ability Test
    • Independent sit to stand
    • Supported sit to stand
    • Assisted sit to stand
    • Chair to chair transfer
    • Assisted walking
    • Fall prevention
    • The Falling Person
    • Assisting the Fallen Person
    • Walking frames
    • Using a wheelchair
    • Medications and healthcare activities and tasks
  • Standard 14 – Handling Information
    • Handling Information Standard Induction
    • Handling information in health and social care
    • Data Protection
    • The Information Commissioners Office
    • The freedom of Information act
    • Data Protection act 1998
    • Who holds personal information
    • Who has rights and obligations under the data protection act
    • Myths and realities of data protection
    • Public authorities and freedom of information
    • Record Keeping, Management and Individuals rights
    • Obligations and duties of Data Controllers, the data protection principles
    • Data Principle 1
    • Data Principle 2
    • Data Principle 3
    • Data Principle 4
    • Data Principle 5
    • Data Principle 6
    • Data Principle 7
    • Data Principle 8
    • Reporting concerns
  • Standard 15 – Infection prevention and control
    • Introduction to infection control
    • What are blood borne pathogens?
    • Infection control legislation
    • Who is at risk?
    • Types of infection
    • Skin diseases
    • The chain of infection
    • First aid infection control
    • What are blood born pathogens
    • Contaminated Objects
    • Contaminated linen
    • Cross-infection
    • Example of indirect cross-contamination
    • How to reduce your risk
    • Surface cleaning
    • Hazardous disposal procedures
    • Hand hygiene policy
    • Use of gloves
    • Hand washing
    • Water-less Hand Gels

TQUK Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)

  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations do not set any weight limits for lifting and carrying loads and amendments in 2002 now require employees to have adequate or appropriate knowledge or training in order to make assessments to judge whether safe moving is possible. The regulations apply to almost all work environments from offices to care homes and factories. There are different risks associated with different sectors and this accredited qualification offers learning outcomes which are suitable for all. The qualification includes:
  • The reasons for safe moving and handling
  • The importance of risk assessment
  • The principles of safe manual handling
  • The safe application of manual handling skills
  • The qualification provides an effective means of ensuring that employees are aware of their responsibilities and understand the principles of the safe moving and lifting of loads.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)
QAN: 601/1993/7
Level: 2
Credit Value: 2
GLH: 10
The Register of Regulated Qualifications
Funding Information
TQUK Qualification Specification

This course comes with 6.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

Occupations that can use this course:

  • Nurses
  • Medical Staff
  • Care Workers
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Managers
  • Employees
  • Logistics Companies
  • Organisations that require moving objects


  • Introductory Manual Handling Training
    • Manual Handling Regulations
    • LOLER Regulations
    • PUWER Regulations
    • Guidelines in Manual Handling
    • How and Why we Lift Correctly
    • Manager’s Duties
  • Lifting Safety
    • Assessing Risks
    • Assessing the Individual Move
    • Your Spine
    • Anatomy of an Injury
    • When an Accident Occurs
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Workstation and VDU safety
  • Moving and Lifting Objects
    • Intro to Box Lifting
    • Single Person Lift
    • Two Person Lifting
    • Working Together
    • Moving Unusual Objects
    • Odd-Shaped Objects
    • Pushing and Pulling
  • Lifting Aids
    • Using Lifting Aids
    • Motorised Lifting Aids
    • Conveyor Belts
    • Pallet Truck
    • Sack Truck
    • Trolley

Learning Outcomes
1      Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
1.1   Outline the potential injuries and ill health associated with incorrect manual handing
1.2   Outline employers and employees duties relating to manual handling at work
1.3   Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety requirements at work
2     Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
2.1  Explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ in the context of manual handling work
2.2  Outline the process for carrying out a manual handling risk assessment
2.3  Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy when applied to manual handling
3     Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
3.1  Describe safe movement principles associated with manual handling
2.2  Outline the types of equipment designed to be used for manual handling tasks
2.3 Outline the requirements for the testing, servicing and examination of manual handling and lifting equipment
4    Be able to apply safe manual handling principles
4.1 Demonstrate efficient and safe manual handling principles when;
a. applying effort to, or moving a load or object manually on their own
b. when using manual handling aids and equipment
c. when undertaking a manual handling task as part of a team