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Advaced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition - Level 5
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 320 Hours
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsed By Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards
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Course Overview

Food and Nutrition Course

Still searching for that elusive recipe for success?  A career that’s fulfilling and financially-rewarding in equal measures?  Perhaps the perfect food and nutrition course to suit your lifestyle?  With a Level 5 Diploma in Diet and Nutrition on your CV, the career of your dreams could be right around the corner!  Study online with Staff Training Solutions, for the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most dynamic and enjoyable professions!  Learn how dietary habits have a direct and wide-reaching impact on human health, studying the principles of healthy eating and the importance of dietary balance.  Explore digestion and detoxification, common eating disorders, healthy weight management and the relationship between diet and disease prevention.  Arm yourself with the skills, knowledge and confidence to carve out an incredible career in diet and nutrition, with the full support of Staff Training Solutions behind you! Start your dietary manager course online today!

Why Study Diet and Nutrition?

Modern science has only recently painted an accurate picture of the true value and importance of dietary balance.  Not to mention, the psychological and physiological implications of poor eating habits.  From disease prevention to weight management to general quality of life, our daily diets affect every aspect of our wellbeing.  Nevertheless, it can sometimes be difficult to know what directory balance means for you individually.  This is where the qualified nutritionist comes in - providing expert support and assistance for adults and children of all ages. Whether it’s detecting and treating eating disorders, creating weight loss programmes or simply helping people get the maximum enjoyment out of life, nutritionists are changing lives for the better.  If you’re ready to join this incredible industry, diet and nutrition distance learning could hold the key to your dream career!

Course Syllabus

Our biggest and best online nutrition course to date is ideal for anyone with an interest in human health and the desire to help others.  Explore one of the world’s most fascinating professions across a series of 15 units as follows:

Unit 1 - An Overview of Nutrition

A detailed overview of the concept of nutrition is provided in the first unit, which guides candidates through the benefits and functions of a variety of nutrients.  The impact our dietary choices can have on our wellbeing is explored at base-level, alongside the body mass index (BMI) and its relationship with obesity.

Unit 2 - Basics of Nutrition 1

Taking a closer look at key nutrients, the second unit discusses the functions and benefits of different types of carbohydrates.  Sources of protein and their effects on the body are also discussed, along with the body’s reliance on sufficient daily fibre intake and the differences between various types of dietary fats.

Unit 3 - Basics of Nutrition 2

More essential nutrients are discussed in the third unit, which focuses on the functions of vitamins and minerals.  Learners examine the differences between major minerals and trace minerals, along with how water-soluble vitamins differ from fat-soluble vitamins.

Unit 4 - Digestion and Detoxification

Unit four provides a detailed breakdown of human digestion and detoxification functions, detailing the connection between digestive health and wider physical/psychological health.  Some of the more common digestive disorders are discussed, along with how digestive health can be improved and factors that can hinder efficient detoxification.

Unit 5 - Eating Disorders

The growing threat posed by eating disorders worldwide is discussed in the fifth unit, which also details some of the common causes of eating disorders and how they can be treated.  The harmful effects of several common eating disorders are presented and discussed, including bulimia, anorexia and binge eating.

Unit 6 - Balancing the Diet

The concept of dietary balance is introduced and explored in unit six, which details the importance of careful moderation (measured intake) and the benefits of consuming a balanced diet.  Learners are guided through the process of creating balanced eating plans for individuals of all ages, taking into account their health and general requirements.

Unit 7 - Principles of Healthy Eating

Exactly what defines ‘healthy’ eating is explored in the seventh unit, which draws connections between dietary balance and human health.  Candidates learn how official recommended daily intakes are calculated and assigned, how different cooking methods positively or negatively affect the final result and more.

Unit 8 - Nutrition and the Immune System

Unit eight presents a fascinating overview of the relationship between dietary habits and disease-prevention.  Strengthening the immune system through healthy eating is discussed, along with an introduction to some of the more common food allergies, sensitivities to certain ingredients and general food intolerances.

Unit 9 - Diet and Disease

Learners then examine the relationship between diet and disease from the opposite perspective, studying some of the risks associated with dietary imbalance.  The capacity for poor dietary habits to increase the risk of several common diseases is discussed - examples of which include diabetes, heart disease, cancer and celiac disease.

Unit 10 - Women’s Health

A series of concepts unique to female health are introduced in unit 10, which focuses on the relationship between healthy dietary choices and wider physical/psychological health.  The importance of strategic dietary balance during and after pregnancy is also discussed, along with premenstrual syndrome and its causes.

Unit 11 - Nutrition Requirement for Different People

In unit 11, candidates learn how people have very different dietary requirements in accordance with their life stage, their physical health and their lifestyle in general. Age as a particularly prevalent factor in dietary-balance is discussed, exploring the dietary requirements of babies, children, adults, pregnant women and the elderly.

Unit 12 - Weight Control Management

Candidates are then introduced to the concept of maintaining a ‘healthy’ weight, which is inherently different from one person to the next.  The capacity for our daily diets to help or hinder weight management is discussed, along with useful tips and techniques for more effective and consistent weight management.

Unit 13 - Weight Loss Management

Unit 13 discusses the differences between weight loss and healthy weight loss, along with why some people find it significantly more difficult to lose weight than others.  The importance of losing weight gradually by way of a safe, sensible and manageable weight loss program is also discussed, along with the negative implications of fad diets.

Unit 14 - Anti-Ageing Formulas

A fascinating exploration of the connection between dietary balance and physical beauty follows in unit 14.  Candidates learn how our dietary choices can significantly affect our external appearance, along with the importance of the strategic intake of nutrients to maintain a youthful look throughout life.

Unit 15 - The Role of a Nutritionist

Bringing the course to a close, unit 15 takes a closer look at the fascinating world of the qualified nutritionist.  Candidates explore the roles and responsibilities of diet and nutrition professionals, the reasons people seek support from experts nutritionists and how to create effective eating plans for adults and children of all ages.

Career Path

Our best online nutrition programs to date could be all that stand between you and the career of your dreams. A career in diet and nutrition is ideal for anyone who gets a genuine kick out of helping others.  After all, what could be more fulfilling than spending your days changing lives for the better?  Typical positions in diet and nutrition include consultant nutritionist, special care nutritionist, paediatric nutritionist, menu planner, nutrition researcher, senior nutritionist and many more besides.  Starting out, entry-level salaries in the region of around £20,000 are the norm.

Course Accreditation

Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course

Our most advanced Diet and Nutrition Diploma is open to newcomers and existing members of the workforce alike, providing the perfect stepping stone to the career of your dreams!  Staff Training Solutions created this intensive online course with the following applicants in mind:

  • Candidates looking to take the profession by storm
  • Members of the workforce pursuing promotion
  • Anyone interested in freelance or self-employment opportunities
  • Health workers, carers, nurses etc.
  • Candidates with a passion for helping others
  • Jobseekers looking to improve their employment prospects

Staff Training Solutions will provide the study aids, learning resources and full tutor support you need to gain maximum possible value from this course!  Enrol online, or contact a member of our admissions team for more information!