Nutrition Coach Diploma

The Nutrition Coach Diploma (NCD) is an internal CNELM Award aimed at those wanting to become a Nutrition Coach and focuses on working with people to improve their health through making positive diet and lifestyle changes. As a Nutrition Coach, you would also be eligible to practise as a Dietary Educator.

Entry Requirements:

  • ‘A’ levels A-C or equivalent in Human Biology & Chemistry (or similar subjects), OR CNELM’s Bioscience Entry modules: Chemistry & Human Biology
  • GCSE in mathematics, or equivalent, OR CNELM’s Maths Foundation module
  • GCSE in English Language or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL equivalent is the standard requirement for applicants where English is not your first language
  • Basic computer skills including word processing, internet browsing and use of email

NB: GCSE and ‘A’ level, or equivalent qualifications accepted within a 5-year currency or demonstrating continued application in the workplace.

Course Overview

Most of the modules that make up the NCD are similar to those on level 4 (year 1) of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD), with the exception of the Why Weight Practitioner Certificate  which is exclusive to the NCD programme.

These modules provide a robust nutritional science and nutrition education platform with which to develop a successful business as a Nutrition Coach. The dedicated coaching modules, NLP Practitioner Certificate and Why Weight Practitioner Certificate, should provide you with powerful skills to help individuals make healthy and sustainable changes to their diet and lifestyle.

Some students on the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science programme will apply for this award prior to completing degree studies

The Nutrition Coach qualification is a standalone CNELM course and does not enable nutritional therapy practice. However, if you are not already on the degree programme combined with the Practice Diploma you can apply via our Advanced Learner Entry programme to extend your studies following completion of this course, to register for one of our routes to practice that is accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC).

For further details on this course, including module content and fees, please download the 2015 Prospectus.

Nutrition Coach Diploma

Nutrition Coach Diploma


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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.