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Nutritionist Diploma

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Price: 1,165.05 GBP VAT Free 932 GBP VAT Free
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Nutritionist Diploma

Are you naturally 'The Healthy One' when it comes to diet and nutrition?
Do you love the idea of helping others solve their nutritional challenges?
Would you love more freedom and control in your life and help your family more?

Whatever your motivation, you'll be amazed at the bright new career that awaits you in the near future, by taking a nutrition course
Nutritionists enjoy much more than just great demand for their services these days and often working from their own homes.
But how do you get there from here;from your current situation to your new career? One way is to register today for the 'Nutritionist Diploma' course. This course will show you everything you need to know to go about becoming a Nutritionist

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Accredited by NCFE at Level 4

This course has been accredited with NCFE's Investing in Quality (IIQ) Licence which is designed to give formal recognition to bespoke programmes that fall outside the National Qualification Framework (NQF).


The course's measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


The IIQ licence is based on a number of Quality Statements which provide a quality assurance framework for the development, delivery and evaluation of their programmes. The Quality Statements are mapped to a range of standards: ISO 9001, Investors in People, EFQM, the Common Inspection Framework, Matrix, and Recognising and Recording Progression and Achievement (RARPA).


NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators for England, Wales andNorthern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Course Content

1. Introduction 
The job of the nutritionist: what one does 
Skills needed 
Potential client groups 
What makes a healthy diet 
Understanding food labels 
Understanding RDAs (Recommended Daily Allowances)

2. Digestion and Anatomy 
The digestive system 
Functions of mouth, stomach, small intestine, large intestine 
What happens at each stage 
Role of liver and gall bladder

3. Keeping up your energy with Carbohydrates 
Types of carbohydrate 
Simple carbohydrates 
Complex carbohydrates 
Role in diet 
Common problems associated with them 
Fibre and water

4. Using Proteins for Growing and Repairing our Bodies 
Amino acids: essential and non-essential 
Sources of protein 
Role in diet 
Common problems associated with them

5. Fats: Storing energy - or trouble? 
Types of fats 
Sources of fats 
Role in diet 
Problems associated with fats

6. Vitamins and Minerals: Giving us great skin and hair, protecting us, and more besides. 
Vitamin A: Role, sources and problems 
Vitamin B group: Role, sources and problems 
Vitamin C: Role, sources and problems 
Vitamin D: Role, sources and problems 
Vitamin E: Role, sources and problems 
Iron: Role, sources and problems 
Calcium: Role, sources and problems 
Zinc, calcium, phosphorous: role sources and problems

7. Helping Improve Children's Nutrition 
School-aged children 
Common concerns 
Nutrition and illness

8. Boostng Teenagers' Nutrition 
Changing needs 
Common concerns 
Self image/body image

9. Common Nutrition Problems with Adults 
Common problems 
Diets to help deal with stress, fatigue, and sleep problems 
Special nutritional requirements of women 
Nutritional needs for adults 
How to use diet to promote a healthy immune system

10. Nutrition in Later Years 
Changing needs as metabolism alters 
Common problems 
Late-onset diabetes 
Eating for a healthy heart

11. Employing Nutrition in Weight Loss 
Mechanics of weight loss 
Understanding principles of popular diets 
Calorie controlled 
Role of exercise and fitness 
Formulating diet to meet clients’ needs

12. Specialist Diets
Medical issues and ethics 
Vegetarian diets 
Vegan diets 
Restrictive diets 
Organic diets

13. Dealing with Allergies and Intolerances 
Identifying the problem 
Testing for allergies and intolerances 
Gluten free 
Dairy free 
Other intolerances 
Diets for diabetes

14. Dealing with Clients
Pre-consultation forms and the first consultation 
Goal setting 
Instructing a client on keeping a food diary 
Maintaining accurate records

15. Marketing your Business
Identifying different client groups 
Understanding the possible specialisations in the field 
Marketing your business

16. Setting up your Business
A place to work 
Setting up a clinic 
A nutritional advisor’s equipment 
Other aspects to consider 
Setting up your business on a small budget 
Putting together a business plan 
Paying tax 
Indemnity insurance 
What to charge 
How to keep financial records in four easy steps

17. Professional Development
Creating a professional development plan 
How to discover your professional potential 
How to prepare a Skills Gap Analysis

New! Bonus Module
The Diploma in Nutrition course now comes with a bonus module on Sports Nutrition. You'll learn about the essentials of sports nutrition, such as creating diets for competing athletes, maintaining a healthy weight, hydration, and dealing with injured and recovering athletes.


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Nutritionist Diploma (Level 4) home study course is £932, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £699 which is a 25% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

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