Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly prevalent in society today and can be debilitating long term illnesses. Typically a person may hide that they’re suffering from an eating disorder which can make it difficult for you to help them.

This outstanding training resource will help you to identify when someone in your care may have an eating disorder, ensuring that you know how to respond appropriately to support their wellbeing and improve their quality of life.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 50 to 60 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is an eating disorder?
  • Types of eating disorder
  • Risk factors
  • Factors leading to eating disorders
  • Eating disorders & psychological problems
  • Men & eating disorders
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Features of anorexia
  • Personality traits & anorexia
  • Strange behaviours
  • Starving and restrictive dieting
  • Health problems & anorexia
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Signs of bulimia
  • Personality traits & bulimia
  • Risk taking & addictive behaviours
  • Binge eating
  • Purging
  • Medical complications due to purging
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Health problems & binge eating disorder
  • Treating eating disorders
  • Types of treatments
  • Therapy
  • When to seek medical attention
  • Eating disorders and hospitalisation
  • Recovery