Nutrition Consultant Level 3

  • Course Code: OSC507
  • Award Level 3, Similar difficulty to - A-Level

In a world of superfoods, fad diets and quick fixes, it is sometimes difficult to know what a healthy diet really is.

This Nutrition Consultant course allows you to learn what constitutes a balanced diet according to established nutritional science, and equips you with the skills and knowledge to advise others.

  • What is a balanced diet?
  • Understand dietary needs for different people.
  • Become confident in giving advice
  • Promote healthier eating
  • Become a Nutritionist and join a growing and exciting industry.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

Module 1: Principles of a balanced diet

  • Nutrition: what is it?
  • Macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins and fats
  • Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals
  • How much do we need of each nutrient?
  • The concept of energy balance
  • A 'healthy' diet and government guidelines

Module 2: Special dietary needs

  • The Eatwell plate 
  • Babies and toddlers
  • School children (ages 4-10)
  • Adolescents (ages 11-18)
  • Adults
  • Pre-conception
  • Pregnancy
  • Older adults
  • The national diet and nutrition survey

Module 3: How certain diets can affect health

  • Types of food intolerance
  • Types of food allergy
  • Low income and dietary adequacy
  • Dietary differences in a multicultural society
  • Deficiencies and dietary conditions
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets

Module 4: Contemporary food issues and their impact on diet

  • What is a food additive?
  • UK regulation of additives and E-numbers
  • Preservatives
  • Antioxidants
  • Food colourings
  • Flavour enhancers
  • Emulsifiers and stabilisers
  • Convenience and fast food
  • The place of fast food in a balanced diet

Module 5: Food hygiene and safety

  • Safe food storage
  • Hygienic preparation
  • Safe cooking methods
  • General hygiene
  • Food safety for vulnerable groups
  • Protection against listeria, salmonella and toxoplasmosis
  • Understanding and interpreting food labelling

Module 6: Supporting people to change their diet and food choices

  • Influences on eating: social, economic and psychological
  • Food habits, attitudes and behaviours
  • Supporting specific dietary goals
  • Improving the overall balance of a meal

Assessment

The Nutrition Consultant course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

This home learning course will take approximately 80-100 hours and there is no time limit for completion. This means you can study at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail or email. You can start at any time.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-level).

The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.

Course Questions and Answers

Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Q: Is there a time limit for completion of this course?

There is no time limit for completing this home learning course. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Student record bag
  • Pen
  • Mouse mat
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation

Q: Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Q: Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

Q: How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your diploma proving your success in nutrition.

Q: What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

Reviews for this course

"Straightforward and easy to understand"
Ginette Powell, Leeds

As I am still very early into my course I cannot comment on all aspects.  The items I received as part of my course have proved valuable. The text in the folder is straightforward and easy to understand. The books recommended have been useful too.

I have had a change of tutor within three weeks of starting the course which was a little off putting as I have not heard from the new one yet. The amount of info in the folder is good and the assignment questions make you research through the different media to complete them.

"Challenging in a good way"
Gemma Watford, Pershore

I have so far found the course interesting, but challenging in a good way, having to learn about putting data in a table. But the overall topic is something I am interested in, and i hope that one day it will lead to a job or further study in dietetics.

"The course content is very interesting"
Uma Pednekar, Doncaster

The course content is very interesting and the tutor help is also very good. I am very happy with my selection of course and college and hope to secure a good job after this course.

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