Level 4 Nutrition Course

Diploma in Nutrition and Health

An intensive five-day course certificated by the Royal Society forPublic Health (RSPH).

Ideal for managers and professionals who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of nutrition and health issues. Suitable delegates include:

  • Managers working in the school catering, hospitality or leisure industry
  • Health care professionals, nurses, community workers or those working in residential homes
  • Product development and marketing managers working in the food industry
  • Individuals who can demonstrate a genuine interest in the subject and can fulfil the examination/entry requirements

Candidates from our recent courses have achieved excellent results, with many being awarded Honours or Credit passes.

‘A very good update of current views on nutrients and healthy eating.’

'The structure of the course was excellent, support and learning material
were plentiful and the course gave balanced views of the subjects under

Course Summary

The course includes Includes 3 days on general Nutrition Principles, and 2 days on Nutrition & Health in the Community. It is designed to provide a detailed knowledge of the practical applications of diet and healthy eating. 

Entry Requirements
All candidates must hold theRSPH (RIPH) Certificate in Nutrition and Health or have experience in a relevant subject.

Course structure and content
Section 1 - Nutrition Principles

  • Applied Nutrition and Health
  • Components of a Balanced Diet
  • Energy and Metabolism
  • Digestion and Assimilation
  • Weight Control and Exercise
  • Diet and Disease
  • Dietary Reference Values
  • Alternative Diets
  • Menu Planning
  • Trends in Healthy Eating
  • Advertising and Food Labelling

Section 2 - Nutrition and Health in the Community
Provides detailed information on nutrition in infants, children, adolescents, pregnancy and older people

Section 3
Following the course, two assignments must be completed as part of the qualification - one assignment based on each of the two sections of the course listed above. There are also two exams to be taken at a later date to suit all participants.

Course Fee
£750 + VAT

Your course fee includes:

  • Course binder and notes
  • Specialist textbooks
  • Lunch, tea and coffee
  • Use of open learning materials
  • Distance learning support
  • Examination fee and certificate

The Diploma is generally run as an open course in Skipton but can be provided in house at your own school or premises, if required. It works well if two or three local authorities join together to form a viable, cost effective course.

Next course

TBC 2013

Contact Claire Lennon on 01756 700802 or email


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