Highfield Level 2 Award in

Healthy Food and Special Diets (RQF)(LMS)

This qualification is ideal for anyone who prepares and serves food, as it provides learners with a basic understanding of nutrition and the requirements of special diets to enable the planning and provision of well-balanced meals that will have a positive impact on health.

Awarding Body

  • Highfield Qualifications


Entry Requirements

  • Age: 14 years or above

Course Duration

  • Five (5) Hours 

Modes of Study

  • Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

Mode of Exam

  • Online

Guidance on Assessment

  • Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question

  • No. of Questions : 20

  • Pass mark : 14/20 (70%)

  • Exam Duration : 30 Minute


Course Content

  • Outline current nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet

  • Describe essential nutrients and their benefits

  • Describe the impact of diet on health

  • Describe food preparation techniques that help maintain the nutritional value of food

  • Describe the main features of special diets

  • Describe the impact of special diets on health

  • Describe food preparation techniques suited to those on special diets



The exam is conducted via Highfield E-assessment and is remotely invigilated online at your home or your workplace.​

Exam Requirements

  • Photographic ID

  • PC/Laptop PC or Laptop running Windows 7 or higher, or a Mac running iOS X or higher

  • Webcam

  • Smartphone running Android 4.1 or IOS 8.0 with camera / video functionality.

  • Good internet connection

  • Personal email address


Successful candidates receive a certificate from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

About Highfield

HIghfield - UK

  • offers UK regulated and international qualifications and accredit training programmes specifically designed for delivery outside of the UK.

  • works with over 30,000 global employers, training providers and tutors

  • qualifications are delivered to learners in 57 countries

  • offers over 300 qualifications in a range of industry sectors

  • has developed over 700 supporting trainer and learner support resources


Highfield is regulated by

  • Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation

  • the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) and

  • the Security Industry Authority (SIA)

  • In addition to this, Highfield Qualifications are also a government-regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).

Highfield Certificate

  • have very strong worldwide acceptance in the field of Food & Health Safety standards

  • is also recognised by the Dubai Municipality apart from most of the food manufacturers & caterers in the Gulf Region also insisting on HABC's certification on HACCP for better employment prospects & career growth in the Gulf countries! 


Highfield International Success Stories

Highfield works with the world’s most recognisable companies. A few of the companies are:

  • Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS)

  • Dubai Municipality

  • Salama Fikira

  • Amercana Group

  • The Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

  • Khalifa University

  • Dubai Petroleum

  • Dubai Taxi Corporation

  • Emirates Transport

  • Emarat

  • Zayed University - Product Development

  • College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM)

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