Nutrition QQI Level 5


Code – 5N2006

This module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, and competence to understand the composition of food and how food affects an individual’s health and personal well-being.

Who should complete?

Nutrition (5N2006) is suitable for a diverse range of individuals interested in understanding the principles of nutrition and its role in promoting health and well-being. This includes healthcare professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of nutrition science to better support patient care. Additionally, individuals working in fitness, wellness, and personal training industries can benefit from this course to provide evidence-based advice to their clients. Moreover, individuals involved in food service, such as chefs, kitchen staff, and catering professionals, can enhance their understanding of nutrition to create healthier menus and meal options. Furthermore, individuals seeking to improve their personal health and dietary habits or those interested in pursuing further education and careers in nutrition-related fields would find this training valuable. Overall, anyone looking to expand their knowledge of nutrition science and its practical applications in various contexts should consider completing this course.

Entry Requirements

To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.

Ideally a minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education and a strong interest in the provision of quality care in a healthcare setting.

Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as computer literacy skills, are essential. Students undertaking Level 6 module s are expected to demonstrate proficiency in reading, drafting, preparing, and comprehending information across various topics. Basic IT skills and access to necessary equipment such as a computer, broadband, email, Microsoft Office, and recording equipment are required for skills demonstration tasks. Additionally, learners must be capable of self-directed study as this module is delivered through blended learning.


Successful completion of Nutrition (5N2006) enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.

Nutrition (5N2006) is an elective module towards the Healthcare Support Level 5 – 5M4339 Major Award.

Upon successful completion of the module, learners will be awarded a QQI minor component Award in Nutrition (5N2006)

QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) serves as the national accrediting body for further education and training in Ireland. Barrow Consultancy & Training is duly registered with QQI to provide programmes leading to QQI awards within the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. For further information on the National Framework of Qualifications, please refer to this link.

For more detailed information regarding accreditation, please click here.

All registration and certification fees are encompassed within the module price.

Our QQI module offers comprehensive blended learning with dedicated tutor support, eliminating the need for in-person lectures. Learners have a 90-day window to complete the module, starting on any Monday or Thursday.

Upon enrolment, the learner will receive login credentials to access module materials at their own convenience. Our full-time, highly qualified tutors are available via email to address any questions or concerns. Additionally, our online forums foster peer-to-peer discussions.

Extensions or pauses can be arranged through our office if needed.

Group training and pricing details are available upon request.

Please feel free to contact us at 059 97 21416 for further information.