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1Course Overview

Weight Management Consultant Level 4

Course code: ABC013

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Do you want to learn the skills of a successful weight management consultant?

Each client is unique and the areas in which each one will need the most support will vary. And that's why our level 4 home study course examines methods of weight management through:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Psychology

By the end of the course you will understand each approach and how to integrate them into a bespoke action plan tailored to the needs of your client. You'll have the tools you need to help your clients make long-term improvements to their health.

You can become the ‘go to’ person on all issues concerning weight loss and weight maintenance.

This award has no specific entry requirements, but is complimented by a number of additional courses should you wish to pursue any area further.

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a paper based hard copy. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or online, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

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2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1 - Essential Principles in Nutrition (GLH: 25)
  • Describe characteristics and functions of macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Explain the importance of vitamins and minerals for the body
  • Explain the importance of water in the diet
  • List ways in which they can stay informed of the latest developments in the field
Unit 2 - The obesity epidemic, causes and consequences (GLH: 25)
  • Describe energy balance
  • Explain how modern diet and working practices predispose individuals to weight gain
  • Analyse the role which fast food, ready meals and convenience food play in obesity
  • Evaluate the extent to which food consumption is linked to our social and cultural heritage
  • Explain the relationship between economic status and obesity
  • Describe the effects of the obesity epidemic on an individual and national level
Unit 3 - The principles of effective weight management (GLH: 25 )
  • Describe the risks associated with being overweight.
  • Perform an assessment to determine if a person is overweight, and know the different classes of obesity (obese, severely obese, morbidly obese, super obese)
  • Analyse the benefits and drawbacks of different methods for determining whether someone is overweight
  • Explain energy balance, and the fundamental mechanics of fat loss, calorie counting, portion sizes and the food pyramid
  • Construct a simple weight loss plan
Unit 4 - Complications to weight management (GLH: 25)
  • Give examples of conditions which predispose individuals to obesity, or make it far more difficult for them to maintain a healthy weight
  • Assess the impact of the two diabetes as they apply to weight loss
  • Describe the considerations for working with individuals with type one diabetes
  • Explain the effect of metabolic diseases on a person’s weight
  • Make a balanced judgement as to when an individual is suitable for assistance from a weight loss consultant, and when they need to be treated by a medical professional.
Unit 5 - Fad diets, and Fact diets (GLH: 25)
  • Outline the characteristics and drawbacks of the most popular “fad diets”
  • Explain why “diets” as a whole do not work for sustained weight loss and management
  • Define the “yo-yo” dieting effect
  • Outline approaches to weight management which do work, and are sustainable in the long term
Unit 6 - The role of Psychology in weight loss (GLH: 25)
  • Describe the relationship between emotion and food
  • Give examples of situations where emotions or psychological considerations may lie at the heart of a weight issue
  • Illustrate with examples the psychological effect which obesity can have on individuals
  • Justify the consideration of psychological factors when dealing with weight loss
  • List and describe different psychological approaches are effective in supporting weight loss, and know how to help clients find help.
Unit 7 - The role of Exercise in weight loss (GLH: 25)
  • Explain how exercise can contribute to initial weight loss, as well as maintenance of a healthy weight
  • Differentiate between types of exercise which are suitable and unsuitable for obese individuals
  • Outline the types of professionals who can provide tailored exercise plans for obese individuals
  • Clarify instances when it is appropriate to recommend exercise to a client, and when to refer them to a medical professional
  • Describe different ways in which clients can incorporate more exercise into their daily routines
3Other Information

Assessment

The Weight Management 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 (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

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?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

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 Weight Management Consualtant Level 4 Certificate. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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