Support and Engagement


We are a committed and successful team of educators, supervisors and mentors who strive to provide the best possible conditions for you to engage with your studies and achieve the outcomes of your chosen course.

We understand that making the right choice for your education is important and from your first enquiry to graduation we aim to work with you as partners. Following graduation you can become an Alumni Member and benefit from continued support and access to a range of learning resources.

Whether you attend lectures and tutorials at the Centre or access content online you will be able to engage with your peers and staff through online forums, web conferencing and Facebook. Irrespective of location several assessments will enable you to work with your peers in pairs or in groups. We use a variety of teaching methods to help you feel included and supported throughout your studies with us. We aim to provide you with feedback on assessments in a timely fashion and in a manner that supports your learning.

Your feedback is fundamental to our quality enhancement processes. We encourage feedback from students at all levels, and we review, analyse and act upon all feedback in a collaborative manner. There is plenty of opportunity for you to give us feedback, including module feedback and on the support and services we offer. You will elect peers to represent your views who meet with CNELM staff and present your feedback at academic board and other staff meetings.

The Programme Leader for your course will be there to make sure you maintain an orientation to the purpose of your programme of study whilst you progress through levels and modules and is there to help clarify your queries and concerns related to the programme as a whole.

Heads of Level from bioscience entry studies to postgraduate courses will be there to help you towards achieving the outcomes for the level and to reformulate study plans if you wish to speed up or slow down your pace of study.

Module Leaders will be there help you understand the requirements of a module and will mark and assess your coursework.

Clinical Supervisors will supervise consultations and provide students enrolled on courses leading to nutritional therapy practice with comprehensive verbal and written feedback to enhance progress to becoming a competent nutritional therapist.

Research Supervisors will help you to develop the skills for independent research and to complete projects that help support an evidence base for personalised nutrition interventions.

Members of the Centre’s administrative staff provide support with day to day queries and IT support.

From term two of the start of your programme you will be allocated a Professional Mentor who will work with you over the course of your studies to help you identify career opportunities within the nutrition industry that you wish to pursue. Professional Mentors support students on courses leading to practice to develop their Clinic Logs in a comprehensive, reflective and professional manner to enhance independent practice.

The Student Support Manager will be there to offer pastoral support and guidance.

We ask you to let us know before you commence your studies with us if you have any specific support needs for learning and to confirm and if your health changes prior to starting the course then to let us know as soon as possible. We are able to support students experiencing a range of disabilities. As a small education provider we do all we can to make adjustments and source help within what is considered reasonable. Applicants can request a copy of our Student Support policy and Fitness to Practice policy by emailing –

The Head of Education, Head of Quality Assurance and the Principal are other key members of staff that will be there to offer support and ensure the overall quality assurance of your programme.

t: 0118 979 8686
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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.