Understanding Eating Disorders


eating disorders course

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CPD Certified

What's involved?

The first unit looks at the basics by defining what is meant by an eating disorder. We will then look some of the potential causes and risk factors associated with problematic eating as well as the related statistics to gain an idea of the impact that an eating disorder can have. We then finish by looking at some of the myths and facts around eating disorders.
In this unit we look at the different types of eating disorder as well as their signs and symptoms, physical health impacts and what its like to experience these conditions in their words. This includes looking at Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED).
In this unit we explore how we can help others through talking about eating disorders. The unit focuses on the practical skills required to have a meaningful conversation, signposting and what to do if the person doesn’t want to talk.
In the final unit we focus on the some of the treatment options available such as talking therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), family therapy and medication. The unit will also look at what recovery and relapse as well as providing a number of resources that can be helpful to you or someone else.

Why should I study eating disorders?

It’s predicted that around 3 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder. This includes people of all ages and backgrounds. Within this Understanding Eating Disorder course you will explore what it means to have an eating disorder as well as what can be done to help someone.

This course will improve your understanding of eating disorders and give you the confidence to help someone else in need. Firstly, you will cover what an eating disorder is, the different types of eating disorders and the signs and symptoms of these eating disorders. This online course will also look at what you can do to help someone with an eating disorder through starting a conversation, actively listening and signposting. The course finishes by looking at what resources and treatment options are available to help you or someone else.

To complete the course, it takes around 2 hours and you must pass the final multiple-choice test. After this you will have instant access to your certificate.

  • Instant access to your course upon purchase, no need to wait
  • Downloadable certificate after successful completion of final multiple-choice test
  • Free re-sits of the test if you do not pass first time
  • Course designed by industry experts
  • A fast, efficient, effective way to learn
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Instant access to your course

During the purchase process you will create your own account. Once you have bought your courses you will have instant access to their content from your unique user portal. You will also be sent a copy of the invoice via email for your records (this can also be found in your user portal).

How to complete your course

Each course is broken down into manageable units which contain videos, diagrams, written content, and a range of interactive activities such as quizzes to reinforce your learning.


Once you have completed all the content of a course, you will have the option to take the final test, which will check your knowledge from all the units. To complete the course, and gain your certificate, you must achieve at least 80% in the final multiple-choice quiz.

Getting your certificate

Once you have successfully completed your course and passed the final test you will have instant access to a downloadable PDF certificate. This will also be accessible from your user portal section any time you log in. Your certificate will have a unique ID which can be checked with us if needed.


How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes 2 hours to complete, and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can complete the course at your own pace. And don’t worry, you can pause and come back to where you left off whenever you like. This means you can fit the course around your other commitments easily.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. This certificate has a unique ID, so that it can be verified with us if needed.

How long does the certificate last?

We generally recommend taking each course at least once every 2 years. Although, some employers and industries may require you to complete training more frequently, as such please check with your employer if you are unsure.

What are the benefits of completing this course online?

Completing the course online allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace. You can complete the units at a time to suit you and revisit the content as much as you need. This will give you a more engaging learning experience and allow you to interact and learn the content easier.

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