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If you are seeking a nutritional therapist that has graduated from CNELM you can request confirmation from the practitioner that they have completed one of the course/s listed below.

Courses completed by graduates of CNELM that are accredited as routes to practice as a nutritional therapist by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC) are:

  1. BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science + CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (CNELM NTPD)
  2. MSc Personalised Nutrition + CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (CNELM NTPD)
  3. Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Personalised Nutrition + CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (CNELM NTPD)
  4. BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy (inclusive of clinical practice)
  5. Advanced Learner (Fast Track) + Postgraduate Certificate Personalised Nutrition + Practitioner Development

NB: The ‘BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy’ and the ‘Advanced Learner (Fast Track) + Postgraduate Certificate Personalised Nutrition + Practitioner Development’ are courses currently in phase-out as they have been replaced with courses 1-3.

The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science, MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Personalised Nutrition are standalone programmes validated by Middlesex University. Not all CNELM graduates have taken or completed the additional CNELM NTPD as a route to becoming a nutritional therapist.

Some CNELM graduates of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science, MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Personalised Nutrition completed a nutritional therapy course with another training provider whose courses are accredited by the NTEC and subsequently continued their studies with CNELM to gain a degree level qualification in nutrition. In this instance it is likely that the practitioner on their promotional literature will state their combined qualifications in nutrition.

Some CNELM graduates of the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma Personalised Nutrition are qualified healthcare practitioners in another discipline and do not automatically take the additional CNELM NTPD and are taking the additional qualification in nutrition not to practice to integrate sound nutrition principles within their existing practice. As such this group of CNELM graduates are not nutritional therapists and are not eligible to apply to become a member of the professional body BANT or apply to register with the CNHC. They will not have been clinically assessed against the full Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards set for Nutritional Therapy.

Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science only have mostly completed the course so that they can work in other areas of the nutrition industry including: research, teaching, working within governmental and non-governmental organisations, nutrition laboratories, product companies, and community work.

CNELM is committed to the voluntary regulation of nutritional therapists to enhance the public perception and confidence when selecting a practitioner. Graduates that have completed NTEC accredited courses leading to nutritional therapy practice are able to apply to become a member of the British Associate for Nutritional Therapy and Applied Nutrition (BANT) as a nutritional therapist, and apply to register as a nutritional therapist with the voluntary regulator the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

The term Nutritional Therapist is not a protected title. However, BANT encourage graduate members who have completed an NTEC accredited route to practice to adopt the title ‘Qualified Nutritional Therapist’ to enhance public understanding of the role of a nutritional therapist. Various other titles are used which can make it difficult for the public to differentiate but is providing a very similar service. CNELM recommends at this stage that the public check qualifications rather than titles against those accredited by the NTEC.

Use the following LINKS to find a practitioner registered with the British Association for Nutritional Therapy and Applied Nutrition (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

BANT – http://www.bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practitionerSearch.faces

CNHC is UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapists – http://www.cnhc.org.uk/

CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

NTEC website – http://www.nteducationcommission.org.uk/training.html

Link for Training Providers – Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards for NT – http://www.nteducationcommission.org.uk/trainers.html

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CNELM is a collaborative partner of Middlesex University (MU). The undergraduate and postgraduate courses we teach are validated and quality assured by MU. You will receive an MU award on successful completion and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at their campus.

The NTEC accredits courses for nutritional therapy. The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition combined with CNELM's Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) are accredited by NTEC.

The CNHC is the voluntary regulator for complementary therapists including Nutritional Therapists. Following successful completion of one of our accredited routes to nutritional therapy practice you will be eligible to apply to register with CNHC as a Nutritional Therapist.

BANT is a professional body for Nutritional Therapists that have completed NTEC accredited courses, or have demonstrated having met the NTEC Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards set by Skills for Health for nutritional therapy. Practitioner members of BANT are required to register with the CNHC.


The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has accredited CNELM's Dietary Educator Certificate. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to register as a Dietary Educator with the FHT.

Students that meet verification standards for the 'NLP Practitioner Certificate' can apply to register with the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming ANLP.


NS3UK Ltd/ta CNELM has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at: www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews-and-reports/provider?UKPRN=10020099.

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

The QAA monitoring team has concluded that we are making acceptable progress in implementing the action plan from the Review for Specific Course Designation.