The main aim of the Certificate in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapies is to enable Learners to gain the necessary theoretical skills in order to provide healthy eating advice to the general public and to gain employment in the Complementary Therapy Industry.

Skills & Knowledge Gained:

• The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the healthy eating skills listed above effectively in particular the dietary requirements and common diseases and disorders.
• Development of their wider skills in a dietary advice setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving

• Develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Diet and Nutrition Adviser.

Qualification Gained

Itec Certificate in Diet and Nutrition

Course Content 

  • Digestive System
  • Diet & Water
  • Carbohydrate & Proteins
  • Fats & Lipids, Cholesterol
  • Fibre, Vitamins & Minerals
  • Nutritional Values, Guideline & Nutritional Imbalance
  • Food Processing
  • Anti-Nutrients, Pollutants & Introllerants
  • Hypoglycaemia & Diabetes
  • Obesity & Eating Disorders

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

This course currently runs 1 evening per week for 14 weeks.



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