The Nutrition Coach Diploma (NCD) is an internal CNELM Award aimed at those wanting to become a Nutrition Coach and focuses on working with people to improve their health through making positive diet and lifestyle changes. As a Nutrition Coach, you would also be eligible to practise as a Dietary Educator.
- ‘A’ levels A-C or equivalent in Human Biology & Chemistry (or similar subjects), OR CNELM’s Bioscience Entry modules: Chemistry & Human Biology
- GCSE in mathematics, or equivalent, OR CNELM’s Maths Foundation module
- GCSE in English Language or equivalent
- IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL equivalent is the standard requirement for applicants where English is not your first language
- Basic computer skills including word processing, internet browsing and use of email
NB: GCSE and ‘A’ level, or equivalent qualifications accepted within a 5-year currency or demonstrating continued application in the workplace.
Most of the modules that make up the NCD are similar to those on level 4 (year 1) of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma (NTPD), with the exception of the Why Weight Practitioner Certificate which is exclusive to the NCD programme.
These modules provide a robust nutritional science and nutrition education platform with which to develop a successful business as a Nutrition Coach. The dedicated coaching modules, NLP Practitioner Certificate and Why Weight Practitioner Certificate, should provide you with powerful skills to help individuals make healthy and sustainable changes to their diet and lifestyle.
Some students on the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science programme will apply for this award prior to completing degree studies
The Nutrition Coach qualification is a standalone CNELM course and does not enable nutritional therapy practice. However, if you are not already on the degree programme combined with the Practice Diploma you can apply via our Advanced Learner Entry programme to extend your studies following completion of this course, to register for one of our routes to practice that is accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC).
For further details on this course, including module content and fees, please download the 2015 Prospectus.