For those of you who are interested in learning about nutrition either for personal interest only, or to work with adults to help them to make informed choices about diet and lifestyle, the following short nutrition courses are available at CNELM.
CNELM Dietary Educator Certificate (DEC)
This CNELM award is an excellent adjunct for a range of existing practitioners who wish to include dietary education in their practice.
Students studying on the degree in nutritional science or personalised nutrition with or without the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma have the opportunity to gain this award part-way through study subject to meeting all requirements for the Certificate.
Graduates of the DEC work with clients without diagnosed chronic disease or on complex medication to help them make informed choices about their diet. Writing about food and giving talks about food and health to the public is an anticipated outcome of this course.
The Dietary Educator Certificate is accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and successful graduates can apply to register with the FHT and gain insurance to use the qualification.
- ‘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 their 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.
The modules on this course are similar to modules on Level 4 (year 1) of the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science programme and assessments will be similar to students taking these modules on the BSc programme..
For further information regarding entry requirements, course content and fees, please refer to our full Prospectus.
Food for Health Certificate
Course Leader: Fiona Ambrose, BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy, NLP Practitioner
The Food for Health Certificate is open to all and aims to educate you about nutrition so you are better able to meet your own nutritional needs and the needs of your family. If you are considering studying a degree in nutritional science or personalised nutrition with or without the CNELM Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma, this course will give you the opportunity to see if further study in nutrition is for you. It is a general interest course and you will not be required to do assignments or an examination. You will have the opportunity to complete a written question and assessment paper at home.
Food for Health is a home study course (online access) and can be taken at any time.
Course Fee: £400
Fees are payable in full prior to the start of the course. 4 monthly payments can be exceptionally agreed.
For further information on this course, including module content, entry requirements and fees, please download our full Prospectus, or contact the Course Leader, Fiona Ambrose:
Tel: 0118 979 8686