Personal Health and Lifestyle

Ref: C3841357

To learn about healthy eating and exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate what a healthy diet consists of, how exercise contributes to a healthy lifestyle. You will be able to write and make healthy recipes as well as explain and apply portion control to a daily healthy diet.

Course aim

To provide an introduction on how to promote health and wellbeing in yourself and others with regards to diet, exercise and sleep. You will learn about portion control, healthy foods, and making and writing healthy recipes.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for anyone and everyone who is interested in a healthy lifestyle.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the foods and fitness regimes along with sleep habits that will enhance a healthier lifestyle
  • Describe what is meant by a healthy diet and identify and name what foods are included.
  • Explain the importance of drinking water and explain and justify whether sugar and fat are good or bad and how they contribute to your diet
  • Understand how the body uses food and how much should you eat, identify portion plates and apply to your daily life
  • Explain how drinking and smoking affect your diet and health and to be able to write and demonstrate recipes for a healthy diet

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information

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Personal Health and Lifestyle


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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