Learning Resources


Robust learning resources are available to help you engage with the course content and to help you to achieve the learning outcomes of your course of study at the best level you can.

Most undergraduate modules are based on 20 credits. This means that 200 hours are dedicated to the module. Approx. 40-60 hours will be taught in the classroom or the equivalent to review online for most modules. The remaining 140-160 hours is for your own self-directed study which may involve working with peers in pairs or in groups.

Similarly most postgraduate modules are based on 30 credits and based on 300 hours. Approx. 40-60 hours will be taught in the classroom or the equivalent to review online for most modules. The remaining 240-260 hours is for your own self-directed study which may also involve working with peers in pairs or in groups.

Outside of attending lectures and tutorials at the Centre or viewing online lectures and participating in tutorials online most of our students study online from home or elsewhere to meet the requirements of assessments.

For those attending the Centre the teaching rooms and access to the library books is available for use before and after lectures for self-directed study.

As a student on a degree programme or studying degree modules you will also be able to use the library facilities at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in Central London. Other libraries in Central London are also accessible including the British Library and the Nutri Centre library. Subject to prior agreement some students use hospital and University libraries.

However, in todays world online access to information is mostly what is needed to support students study. As a student at CNELM you will be able to access online:

  1. The majority of the books (as e-books) that you will need for essential and recommended reading via your student membership of the RSM
  2. Key text from the Institute for Functional Medicine
  3. Online access to thousands of journal papers via Science Direct from 2014 and 600+ via the RSM
  4. Access to well respected databases including the Natural Medicines and the Natural Standard databases; and resources provided by the Health Food Manufacturer?s Association.
  5. Literature from laboratories and product companies*
  6. A range of online support tutorials to help you engage with IT requirements
  7. Postgraduate students will also access a range of further journals, resources and audio lectures from the Institute for Functional Medicine
  8. All students have access to The Nutrition Practitioner open-access journal founded and Edited by CNELM’s Director.

* CNELM is independent of any commercial interest from any company.

For further information on our Learning Resources, please review our Prospectus.

You can also begin to view the following websites

t: 0118 979 8686
f: 0118 979 8786
e: info@cnelm.co.uk
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: 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.