CIEH Level 1 Award in Nutrition

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


The CIEH Level 1 Award in Nutrition has been designed to provide a good, basic understanding of nutrition.

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification will be useful as induction training in catering environments, for employees who are involved in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients. It will be equally relevant for the hospitality, leisure, education, health and community care sectors.

Why is this training important?

This qualification will provide an understanding of the relationship between diet, health and disease, and the principles and importance of a well-balanced diet.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the qualification, the learner will:

  • understand the type and function of nutrients found in food
  • understand the importance of a nutritionally balanced diet for good health.

Useful links for trainers and centres

  Qualification Specification 
  Nutrition: an introductory guide - at a glance 
  Trainers' Notes Manual - at a glance 


Duration  Duration  Half-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice examination 
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 1 in literacy, or equivalent recommended
Suggested Progression  Suggested progression  CIEH Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets 
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