Level 2 Award in Healthier Foods & Special Diets

The flexibility of this training course will be of benefit to people working in a diverse range of catering backgrounds from school caterers and those working in the care sector to restaurant and hotel staff. It would also be suitable for GCSE students taking relevant food and health subjects.

The course is available to individual candidates or can be customised to meet an organisations specific needs.

This course has also been adapted to meet the requirements of care homes. The content of the course remains the same but with the emphasis being on feeding the elderly and those in care homes. The second part of the course includes a session that discusses the problems in relation to feeding those in care homes and practical demonstrations on modified diets. This also gives anyone involved in the feeding of residents a chance to ask any related questions. 

Course Content

The following topics are included in the syllabus:-

  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • The Eatwell Guide
  • Diet and Health
  • Nutritional Requirements of Different Groups
  • Food Processing
  • Food Labelling                               


The course is of approximately 8 hours duration including refreshment breaks and exam. It can be presented to suit individual company requirements, i.e. weekends, mornings, evenings etc.

The Course is followed by a short multiple choice test comprising of 20 questions. The pass mark being 14. The test can be conducted orally for anyone who has difficulty reading English (including dyslexia) provided we are notified 2 weeks in advance of the course date.


All successful candidates will receive the nationally recognised Highfield Level 2 Award in Healthier Foods and Special Diets Certificate.


Please contact for more information 
To find out the date of our next course please use the following link: Course Dates

We now have the facility to take payment by debit card over the phone. Please contact us for more information; email healthandsafetytraining@doncaster.gov.uk 




Last updated: 16 August 2023 15:02:39

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