Return to Practice Programme (RTPP)

CNELM offers a comprehensive package for nutritional therapy practitioners of NTEC accredited courses to return to practice. The package will vary depending on the length of time since the practitioner last practiced and is in alignment with the requirements of BANT.

The RTPP you would be enrolled on at CNELM is designed to meet BANT requirements for practitioners returning to practice who have not practised for:

A. 2-5 years
B. 5-10 years
C. More than 10 years

Eligibility to enrol on an RTPP Programme following interview is dependent on the following criteria:

  • that you are not currently in practice as a nutritional therapist and will not practice until you have completed the RTTP
  • that you are registered with BANT as a non-practising full member on their arm of a RTP programme
  • if currently registered with the CNHC you have informed them of your enrolment on a RTP programme with BANT and with CNELM
  • declaration of ‘fitness’ to practice
  • compliance with the status of ‘student’ whist enrolled on the RTPP at CNELM
  • compliance with supervision requirements ‘virtual’ supervision and/or at CNELM and the management of confidential data
  • acknowledgement that final certification of completion of the RTPP from CNELM is dependent on evidence of having started or completed the BANT component of RTP requirements

Time Commitments

Route A – CNELM component can be completed in a max of twelve months
Route A applicants must have commenced or completed BANT Learning Zone Modules before starting case work under supervision with CNELM.

Route B – CNELM component can be completed in a max of twelve months
Route B applicants must have completed BANT Learning Zones prior to starting case work under supervision with CNELM.

Route C – A timeframe to complete the RTTP will be agreed individually as part of the interview process.
Route C applicants must have completed BANT Learning Zones prior to starting case work under supervision with CNELM.

 

Qualifications

Following successful completion of the RTPP a Certificate of Completion is awarded. The RTP
Practitioners work completed on the RTPP is presented to the Verification Panel and the External Verifier.

Please note: the Certificate awarded is to confirm successful completion of the RTPP programme with CNELM and is not a statement of the practitioner’s fitness to practice. Each practitioner must also independently demonstrate to BANT having successfully completed BANT Learning Zones

 

2019/20 Fees for Return to Practice Programme Options

Route A Not practiced for 2-5 years £600 50% of Course fee prior to enrolment
Remaining fee in equal instalments
over agreed study period. OR
Full fees in advance of enrolment.
Route B Not practiced for 5-10 years £900 50% of Course fee prior to enrolment
Remaining fee in equal instalments
over agreed study period. OR
Full fees in advance of enrolment.
Route C Not practiced for over 10 years* Fee and payment method agreed individually based on
a tailored RTP programme. Study requirements and
fees for Route C may be extensive and could be
similar for a new student joining the profession.

*Additional costs may be incurred if additional supervision is recommended or requested by the practitioner.


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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.