About Us

We are a private centre providing mostly higher education degree courses in nutrition which are validated by Middlesex University.

About Us

At CNELM we understand that making the right choice for your education and future career is important. As a private educational centre we are committed to providing nutrition courses that have international and professional recognition.

CNELM was founded by Kate Neil in 2001 with the aim to provide high quality, accessible, globally relevant and engaging education in personalised nutrition. Our primary focus is teaching university validated higher education nutrition degree courses which we have been doing successfully since 2003. The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc in Personalised Nutrition are validated for distance learning meeting our intentions to reach out to a global audience.

As nutrition is a bioscience discipline we provide bioscience entry courses for access to the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that can be part-attended or accessed fully online.

Applicants who choose to study with us that also wish to practice as a nutritional therapist can combine their degree studies with CNELM’s Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD). The NTPD can be integrated alongside or taken after the undergraduate and the postgraduate degree courses. A range of shorter nutrition and coaching courses are also available as standalone CNELM qualifications.

Partnership with Middlesex University

The degree courses we teach are validated by Middlesex University:

  • BSc Hons Nutritional Science (Distance Learning)
  • MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition (Distance Learning)

Nutritional Therapy Accreditation

The two routes to nutritional therapy practice that we teach are accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC):

  • BSc Hons Nutritional Science (distance learning) + CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD) – NTPD part attendance and online
  • MSc or PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition (distance learning) + NTPD part attendance and online

NB: Part attendance relates to an NLP Practitioner course that is part of the NTPD. NLP Practitioner courses are internationally available and can usually be taken locally subject to approval of a course by the Module Leader for Advanced Coaching.

Successfully completing an NTEC-accredited nutritional therapy course enables graduates to apply to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and to become a member of the professional body, the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT). This is includes graduates living overseas.

The CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standard Authority for Health and Social Care.

Short Nutrition & Coaching Courses

We teach several shorter nutrition courses enabling graduates to seek memberships of other professional associations.

The NLP Practitioner Certificate we teach (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is an internationally recognised qualification. On successful completion of the course you will receive an NLP Practitioner certificate from the ANLP professional body which entitles you to apply to them for membership.

The CNELM Dietary Educator Certificate is accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). Graduates of this course can apply to register with the FHT.

Our short Food for Health course is open to all and is an ideal way of finding out if a career in nutrition is right for you.

Company Details

CNELM is a wholly controlled not-for-profit subsidiary of NS3UK Ltd and provides educational services to NS3UK Ltd.  NS3UK Ltd is:

  • the collaborative partner with Middlesex University;
  • owns the intellectual property of its courses and materials;
  • oversees and assures the educational services provided by CNELM and in context of Memorandums of Agreement with Middlesex University;
  • oversees the development of courses and programmes

CNELM is directed by

  • Kate Neil Managing Director and Head of Quality Assurance
  • Martin Neil Business Director
  • James Neil Director of Research and Principal
  • Christopher Neil Director of IT and Head of Student Recruitment

CNELM employs staff to teach, mark, assess and support students participating in NS3UKs educational courses in compliance with:

  • Memorandum/s of cooperation and a Partnership Agreement with Middlesex University and the UK Quality Codes for Higher Education and the Framework for Higher Education in the UK, Wales and Northern Ireland for validated degree courses etc.
  • Professional requirements of accrediting bodies


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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.