Admissions and Enrolment


We welcome applications from prospective students both nationally and internationally. We trust the information we provide enables you to make informed decisions whether one of our courses is right for you.

We provide several courses with flexible attendance options so irrespective of location there should be a course that enables you to study with us.

Our admissions criteria is compliant with Middlesex University’s Admissions Policy, the Home Office criteria for International Students studying on validated degree programmes and the requirements of the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission for applicants enrolled on courses leading to nutritional therapy practice.

We aim to be inclusive, fair and consistent in our approach to admitting students to our courses. From initial enquiry through to enrolment on a course we aim to provide applicants with what they need to know to inform their decision to study with us.

Following an enquiry you will be invited to attend an Open Day to find out more about our courses. Most applicants proceed direct to a course interview. You will be put in contact with a Course Interviewer who will arrange a time to meet with you for an interview at the Centre or speak with you by telephone or Skype.

The Course Interviewer will invariably let you know verbally at the end of the interview whether you have been offered a Conditional or Unconditional place on a course. Occasionally the Course Interviewer needs to seek guidance with other members of staff prior to confirming an offer of a place on the course.

Either way following interview the Course Interviewer will ask you to complete a course application form if you haven’t already done so. Following receipt of your completed application form the Course Interviewer will confirm your offer of a place on a course in writing, detailing any information required to support your application, alongside a study plan and payment plan agreed at interview, confirmation agreements, and other related course documentation.

Pre-Induction: Once we receive your completed agreement, confirming your study and payment plans and any required supporting documentation Pre-Induction begins and you will be able to access the following documents online:

  • Essential and Recommended reading lists
  • Module Narratives
  • IT Essentials and Recommendations
  • Provisional Timetable (confirmed by Sept each year)

Our academic year for most courses is January to December. Two months prior to the start of the programme you will also be given access online to the following documents:

  • Direct Debit form for monthly payments for students with a UK Bank Account.
  • An invoice for the Annual Tuition Fee and remaining tuition fees based on the study plan agreed.

Mid-December undergraduate applicants will be contacted by the Programme Leader and Head of Level 4 to commence online orientation to the programme. By early January whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student you will be able to access a range of short presentations orientating you to many requirements of the course that you will be able to go back to as needed after starting the programme.

Induction: Students are invited to attend a day of orientation in mid-January. This provides an opportunity to clarify your queries relating to the pre-induction  presentation as well as meeting other students and staff.

We expect all applicants to provide us with correct information about themselves, their prior qualifications and ‘fitness to practice’ if enrolling on a course leading to nutritional therapy practice. We check qualifications of applicants as required. Should information be identified that is proven to be deliberately fraudulent after starting a course with us we would address the process detailed in our ‘Academic Misconduct’ policy. The enrolled student may be withdrawn from the course and would not be entitled to any refund of fees paid.

If you believe you have been treated unfairly regarding your application you can contact David Lee the Centre Administrator who will contact you to agree a way within the guidance of our policies and procedures to address your concerns.

We are committed to promoting Equal Opportunities in all our dealings with students, staff and members of the public.

Click here to begin download a course application form and schedule a course interview.

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a: Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM) | Chapel Garden | 14 Rectory Road | Wokingham Berkshire | RG40 1DH

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:

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.