Nutrition and Hydration online course

Nutrition and Hydration

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This Nutrition and Hydration course meets The Health and Social Care Act 2008 in the United Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD

This Hydration and Nutrition course introduces the basic principles of nutrition and hydration in care environments. It covers the importance of a healthy balanced diet, the risks of dehydration for vulnerable individuals, and tools to identify and address malnutrition. Understanding these principles is essential for making informed decisions to fill nutritional needs.

The Nutrition and Hydration course is ideal for aspiring nutritionists, dietitians, and healthcare professionals responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration. It starts by defining the terms used in care environments, focusing on the Eatwell Plate and the importance of hydration. The course also covers through-life nutrition, the risks of malnutrition and overnutrition, and the use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool. 

The modules include practical tips on recognising individuals with malnutrition and dehydration, creating a balanced meal plan, and making informed choices. This CPD-certified course demonstrates continuous professional development and enhances employability across the care sector.


This Nutrition and Hydration online course is approved by:

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


  • Identify the different types of nutrients the body needs and the categories these can be broken down into.

  • Explain the benefits of water and staying hydrated for a healthy body.

  • Apply the principles of the Eatwell Guide to ensure a balanced diet.

  • Define malnutrition and understand the role of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) in identifying it.

  • Demonstrate the importance of water and hydration for a healthy body.

  • Develop a high-nutrient meal plan for clients.

  • Understand the impact of malnutrition and overnutrition on the body.

  • Incorporate key nutritional terms in professional dialogue.

  • Follow the Eatwell Plate effectively to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

The Hydration and Nutrition Course is for individuals interested in exploring proper hydration and nutrition for optimal health and performance. It can benefit many people, including anyone wanting to learn how to fuel their bodies for better health and well-being. This includes, but is by no means limited to:


  • Qualified Nutritionists

  • Nutrition & Wellbeing Coaches

  • Dietitians

  • Nutritional Advisor

  • Athletes

  • Fitness Enthusiasts 

  • Health professionals, 

  • Coaches

  • Healthcare Support Workers 

  • Adult Social Care Workers

  • Clinical roles in NHS

  • Healthcare  settings

  • Caring volunteers, porters, cooks and drivers with direct contact with patients/service

Over seven modules, this course will help you understand how to handle food safety and its application to the retail environment.

Module 1: The Course Structure

This module explains how the course is structured and the topics covered.

Module 2: Defining the Terms

This module explores some critical nutritional terms and what they mean.

Module 3: The Eatwell Plate

This module introduced the Eatwell Plate and its guidelines introduced by the NHS.

Module 4: Hydration

This module explains the importance of hydration and getting enough water to improve your mental and physical well-being.

Module 5: Through-life Nutrition

This module guides the dietary changes required as a person ages and explores nutritional needs through each stage of life.

Module 6: Malnutrition and Overnutrition

This module examines the harmful effects of malnutrition and overnutrition on the body and how a healthy, balanced diet improves the quality of life.

Module 7: The ‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’

This module explores the five steps to identify whether an individual is suffering from malnutrition, an effective tool used in NHS hospitals across the UK.


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

65 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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