This course has been specifically created for initial and practising primary school teachers. It is based on the requirements of the curriculum in Northern Ireland (CCEA), the government's Core competences for children and young people aged 5 to 16 years and a guidance document from PHE/DfE to support primary teachers delivering food in schools entitled, Food in primary schools: a framework of knowledge and skills.
Free places available - If you teach in a primary school in Northern Ireland, or are a trainee teacher, you can register for free access to this course. To register, click here.
This course covers:
- Module 1: Food in schools
- Module 2: Food origins
- Module 3: Healthy eating
- Module 4: Nutrition
- Module 5: Applied nutrition
- Module 6: Food safety
- Module 7: Cooking
- Module 8: Teaching
Each module includes a short test, providing you with feedback on your progress.
On successful completion of a final assessment, a personalised BNF certificate is created. (The final assessment may be repeated).
The course will take approximately 5-7 hours to complete but does not have to be completed all at once. You can complete the course at your own pace – there is no time limit.
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BNF is grateful to the following organisations which have supported the staff time to develop this course: The Morrisons Foundation, with support from Agriculture Horticulture Development Board, Associated British Foods, Kellogg's, Ingredion UK Limited, M&S, nabim and Warburtons. The content has been developed by BNF alone.