Understanding Eating Disorders – Level 2 Course

£ 243.47

The Understanding Eating Disorders Course is for those who wish to gain an understanding of the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and Binge Eating.

Course Description

The Understanding Eating Disorders – Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of working with Eating Disorders, and the basic skills required to work with such complex conditions. No prior knowledge is required.

After studying this course, students will:

  • Have an understanding of Eating Disorders
  • Understand possible causes
  • Have Knowledge of the different treatments available
  • Be able to list sources of help and advice in a range of situations
  • Have a clear understanding of how to work with these complex conditions.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Understanding Eating Disorders – Level 2 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: Anorexia Nervosa; Bulimia; and Binge Eating Disorder.
The following topics are covered: DSM; and ICD.
The following topics are covered: Anorexia; Restricting type; Binge eating type; Bulimia; Binge eating disorder; and Eating disorder not otherwise specified.
The following topics are covered: Side effects; and Complications.
The following topics are covered: Men; Women; Children; and The Elderly.
The following topics are covered: Psychological; Biological; Social; Patient perspectives; Media and magazines; Self esteem; Childhood experiences; Healing the past; Addiction; Dependent; Anxiety; Sleep; Self harm; Friends and family; Personality disorders; Depression; Stress; & Suicide.
The following topics are covered: Psychodynamic psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Interpersonal therapy; Group therapy; and Family therapy.
The following topics are covered: Support for caregivers; Parents; Review; Methods; Findings; Daughter-directed activities; and Construction of Anorexia.
The following topics are covered: The Pro-Ana community; Participant observation and Internet research ethics; Method; Analytic procedure; Support; Group identities and Negative Attributions.


There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Self-Study Time

100 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)