The qualification covers the subject of Ketosis and the following of a Ketogenic based diet. The Ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, high fat diet that causes the liver to convert fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. It is recognised by some that this diet may alleviate some long-term medical conditions normally treated by modern medicines. The subject matter is vast and detailed and as such the qualification reflects all the variables covered by following this type of diet plan.


To provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills essential to the Health and Nutrition sector, and to support progression into Higher Education or the workplace.


Where indicated in the unit specifications, assessment must meet the requirements of the identified assessment strategy/principles.

All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading.

The assessment consists of written assignments externally set.

The marking of assignments will be carried out in accordance with the assessment criteria listed in the assignments. To ensure a rigorous quality assurance model is applied, each of the marked assignments will be moderated.

Mandatory units

  • Understand the history of the human diet
  • Be able to provide information on fasting/intermittent fasting
  • Know what Ketosis is

Optional units

  • Ketosis vs ketoacidosis
  • Keto and disease
  • Health Benefits
  • Keto flu
  • Macronutrients
  • What to Eat, How Much and When
  • What to Avoid
  • Maintaining the Diet – Keto as a Lifestyle
  • What to do when you plateau
  • Essentials of the Diet
  • Who should Avoid
  • Dealing with Resistance

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