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Nutrition Consultant Level 3

Course Code: ABC507
Award Level 3 - Similar difficulty to A-Level

Course Overview

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

  • Unit 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
    Unit 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
    Unit 3: How certain diets can affect health
    • Types of food intolerance
    • Types of foodallergy
    • Low income and dietary adequacy
    • Dietary differences in a multicultural society
    • Deficiencies and dietary conditions
    • Vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Unit 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
    Unit 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
    Unit 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

Other Information

  • 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

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work 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 Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. 

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.  ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

    Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual 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.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

Is there a time limit for completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Pen
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
Do I have to sit an exam?

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

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

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.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    " I am enjoying the course very much"

    - Caroline Daffern, Benibdoleig, Alicante

    I am enjoying the course very much and read through all of it .Being a more mature student and a bit new to computers and the Internet, living in rural Spain ,the only difficulty for me is actually uploading the answers. Thank you Caroline

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