Training, Workshops & Change4Life Partnership

Royal Society of Public Health accredited training

We offer Royal Society of Public Health accredited training in:

Nutrition

Level 1

This qualification is for those who wish to obtain a basic knowledge and understanding of human nutrition and how it affects health. Its objective is to provide learners with a basic knowledge of nutrition and an awareness of the importance of healthy eating. The qualification provides an introduction to the importance and principles of a well-balanced diet, current public health guidance on healthy eating and the relationship between diet and health.

Level 2

This qualification covers the key role of nutrition in health and wellbeing. Its objective is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the relationship between diet and health and wellbeing, as well as the role of food labelling and other factors in food choices. It will equip learners with an awareness of the importance of healthy eating.

Food Hygiene

Level 1 

This qualification will enable you to have basic knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. This is important to understanding and maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food. This qualification is usually delivered over one day and assessment is by a 20 minute multiple-choice examination consisting of 16 questions

Level 2

This qualification will give you knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. Holders will know how to maintain good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food. The award is usually delivered over one day (this can be delivered over 2 sessions) and is assessed by multiple choice examination: 30 questions to be answered in 40 minutes.

Food Allergy Risks

Level 1

This qualification is to provide learners with an understanding of why food allergens need to be controlled and strategies for control, such as keeping and making available information about allergen ingredients, reducing cross contamination and providing advice. The award is usually delivered over one day ( this can be delivered over 2 sessions) and is assessed by multiple choice examination: 20 questions to be answered in 30 minute

Encouraging a Healthy Weight and Healthy Eating

Level 1

This qualification is to provide learners with the ability to help individuals develop a healthier lifestyle by encouraging them to eat healthily and attain/maintain a healthy weight. Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of why individuals may not be at a healthy weight, the effect on health of this, the principles of healthy eating and how individuals can be supported to achieve a healthy weight and eat healthily. The award is usually delivered over two sessions and is assessed by completing a workbook.

These courses are free to parents living within the West Family Hub Area and can be delivered at your venue for at least eight participants.
Please contact us to find out more.


In addition we also offer the following training courses through our Amazing Start Team:

Breastfeeding Peer Support training (BFPS)

The Breastfeeding Peer Support programme is mother to mother support from a team of Coordinators and volunteers who have trained to support and encourage other breastfeeding mothers, this has proven to be successful in sustaining breastfeeding.

We’re committed to working alongside health professionals in supporting women to breastfeed for a minimum of six weeks and beyond. The Breastfeeding Peer Support training programme involves training volunteers over a period of 13 weeks (2 hours per week).

Some aspects covered include, the values of breastfeeding, responsive feeding and building loving relationships. We also include Safeguarding, Information Governance and a comprehensive Induction programme including relevant policies related to the role. During this time volunteers will be provided with all materials they need. In order to be a volunteer we will go through the process of completing a DBS (criminal record check).

For more information or to apply please contact us on 0191 264 5488

Amazing Start Antenatal Support Project (ASP)

Amazing Start Antenatal Support Project provides support from a team of Coordinators and Volunteers to pregnant women and their families to have a successful and positive antenatal experience. We are committed to working alongside health professionals to support families in Newcastle to obtain the right support at the right time.

The Amazing Start Antenatal Support training programme involves training over a period of 5 weeks (3 hours per week).

Aspects covered include preparing for labour and birth, responsive feeding, healthy pregnancy, building loving relationships and preparing for baby. There will also be a comprehensive Induction programme including relevant policies related to the role. During this time volunteers will be provided with all materials they need. In order to be a volunteer we will go through the process of completing a DBS (criminal record check).

For more information or to apply please contact us on 0191 264 5488


Change 4 Life West Newcastle

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Change4Life West Newcastle is a partnership of providers linking up services and projects to encourage families in the inner-West of Newcastle to ‘Eat Well, Move More and Live Longer’.

The programme is now in its ninth year and has developed a vibrant partnership in the area with yet more organisations signed up and joint working taking place on a regular basis.

The partnership was established in response to the high rates of overweight and obesity in children in the area as measured by the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) which measures all pupils in Reception and Year 6 across England.