For those of you who are interested in learning about nutrition either for personal interest only, or to work with adults to help them to make informed choices about diet and lifestyle, the following short nutrition courses are available at CNELM.
CNELM Dietary Educator Certificate
This CNELM Award is aimed at existing health care practitioners who wish to include dietary education in their practice, or for those who would like to work with a defined group of individuals, not those diagnosed with chronic illness or on complex medication, to assist them to make informed choices about food and lifestyle. You should also be able to give talks and write about food and health to inform the public.
The Dietary Educator Certificate is accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and successful graduates can apply to register with the FHT and gain insurance to use the qualification.
- ‘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.
Nutrition Course Overview
The modules on this course are similar to modules on Level 4 (year 1) of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science programme and assessments will be similar to students taking these modules on the BSc programme.
Undergraduate students on the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science are eligible to apply for the Dietary Educator Certificate subject to successfully completing level 4 coursework and completing a supervised consultation with a real client.
Postgraduate students also have the opportunity to gain this CNELM Award after demonstrating completion or exemption from bioscience modules, Personalised Nutrition Requirements postgraduate module, the first 5-days of the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma: Module 1 Coaching in Nutritional Therapy Practice, writing an article and presenting on food and health and completing a supervised consultation with a real client.
We encourage students to use the qualification as a means to build up skills towards nutritional therapy practice or other career opportunities.
For further information regarding entry requirements, course content and fees, please refer to our 2015 Prospectus.
Food For Health Certificate
Course Leader: Fiona Ambrose, BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy, NLP Practitioner
The Food for Health Certificate is open to all and aims to educate you about nutrition so you are able to meet your own nutritional needs and the needs of your family. If you are considering studying a degree in nutritional science with or without the Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma, this course will give you the opportunity to see if studying nutrition is for you. It is a general interest course and you will not be required to do assignments or an examination. You will have the opportunity to complete a written question and assessment paper at home.
Nutrition Course Delivery
Food for Health is a home study course (online access) and can be taken at any time.
Short Courses in Nutrition – Cost
Course Fee: £400
Fees are payable at the start of the course.
For further information on this course, including module content, entry requirements and fees, please download our 2015 Prospectus, or contact the Course Leader, Fiona Ambrose:
Tel: 0118 979 8686