CNELM is committed to supporting students with prior learning to join our courses at an advanced stage. Typical applicants seeking exemptions from modules are:
- Applicants who have completed a degree course and are seeking specific module exemptions based on a prior degree award, or other courses recognised within the academic framework as degree equivalent.
- Nutritional therapy diploma graduates of certificated courses that are not accredited or validated by a University or other providers such as BTEC.
BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and Dietary Educator Course
Applicants wishing to join the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and/or Dietary Educator Certificate at an advanced stage must have:
- degree credits to transfer within a 5-year currency and/or can demonstrate continued use of knowledge in the workplace OR
- generate a Portfolio of Evidence to demonstrate how prior certificated learning without degree credits meets the learning outcomes for the modules being claimed
MSc/PG Dip/Cert in Personalised Nutrition
Applicants wishing to join the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition at an advanced stage must have completed, with assessment, prior CNELM postgraduate modules that were part of a Middlesex University (MU) accredited programme. Applicants that completed prior CNELM postgraduate modules must demonstrate continued use of the knowledge.
CNELM Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD)
Applicants wishing to apply for module exemptions from the PNDP must demonstrate through a Portfolio of Evidence for module or part-module exemptions. Please note: Supervised Personalised Nutrition Consultations and Practice module must be taken in full by all students completing the PNPD.
Please note: Students completing the BSc Hons Nutritional Science programme complete two PNPD modules as part of the BSc and are exempted from the two modules on the PNPD.
Portfolio of Evidence
Portfolios of Evidence are formally accredited by CNELM’s Collaborative Partner Accreditation Panel (CPAP) for degree modules; and at the PNPD Verification Panel for PNPD modules.
To ensure quality standards the Link Tutor from Middlesex University attends the CPAP meetings; and the External Verifier for the PNPD attends the PNPD Verification Panel Meetings.
CNELM Programme Leaders review Portfolios of Evidence and work with Advanced Learner students to help them present their Portfolios. Programme Leaders present the final Portfolio to the CPAP and the PNPD Verification Panel.
Portfolio development can be a cost and time-effective way to benefit from your prior learning. CNELM is committed to helping applicants maximise on their prior learning.
If you believe you are eligible for transfer of degree credits or in a position to generate a Portfolio of Evidence then please contact us to request a copy of our Advanced Learner Policy. We can then discuss with you and offer one-to-one guidance, as appropriate to your needs. Guidance for completing Portfolios is available following interview.
Please also review the information in our Prospectus.