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Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition QLS Level 5

Course Overview

Nutrition Coach Certification

Nutrition is an integral part of health and wellness. It encompasses the study of chemical compounds called nutrients, obtained from the food we take in along with their effect on our body mechanisms.

This nutrition coach certification course provides insight into the basic principles of nutrition and its relation to health. Spanning 15 modules, this endorsed food nutrition course equips candidates with the necessary knowledge for advanced studies and to establish a flourishing career in nutrition.

An overview of nutrition with its basics kick-starts the course. The candidates are then taken through health and nutrition for different groups of people and finally, the role of a nutritionist.

Nutrition explains the interaction between nutrients and other substances in food in relation to health and disease. This course is a training on the intake of food in accordance to the body’s dietary needs, metabolism, balancing nutritional needs among different groups and health conditions, eating disorders and management of these disorders. The total amount of food intake with the quality of the nutrients contained in each food is known as a diet. A healthy diet is one that contains the recommended daily intake of nutrients in their right proportion and it ensures a healthy lifestyle.

For this course, no background knowledge or previous educational qualification is required. The course offers a flexible schedule, allowing every candidate learn conveniently at their pace and time, at any location in the world. Tutors are always available to provide support and guidance so candidates can grasp concepts better and faster.

Upon completion of these nutrition classes online, candidates are fully primed to pursue a successful career in nutrition. The strong foundation required to acquire advanced knowledge is also obtained.

Course Syllabus

This course consists of the following 15 units as follows:

Unit 1: An Overview of Nutrition

The course begins with an overview of nutrition. The aim of this unit is to provide background knowledge and acquaint the candidate with the terms that will be used throughout the course. The students are introduced to the meaning of nutrition and diet, the classification of nutrients, measurement of the nutritional value of foods, how the food we take in nourishes our body, nutrient deficiencies and the relationship between nutrition, health and disease. The nutritional requirements of all age groups and in certain medical conditions, as well as what a healthy diet comprises of are also explained.

Unit 2: Basics of Nutrition 1

The second unit of the course is the basics of nutrition which provides an in-depth understanding of the micro and macronutrients and the foods they can be obtained from, the classes of food, their importance to the body and their recommended daily allowance (RDA).

Unit 3: Basics of Nutrition 2

Extended knowledge on the basics of nutrition is explained in the third unit. Here, it is established that nutritional needs vary among individuals depending on their age, lifestyle and health condition.  The role of nutrition in the development of an individual and in management of diseases and illnesses is highlighted.

Unit 4: Digestion and Detoxification

The fourth unit of the course is about metabolism of the food we ingest. It includes description of the alimentary canal, chemical and mechanical processes through the alimentary canal which enable absorption of the nutrients for use in the body and how to get rid of toxins from unwanted food substances.

Unit 5: Eating Disorders

The fifth unit of the course describes illnesses characterised by abnormal eating habits, the causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment.

Unit 6: Balancing the Diet

The sixth unit of the course instills a deeper understanding of what a healthy diet comprises of and how to combine the classes of food in the right proportions to obtain a healthy diet. This will be exemplified with common foods, however, you can always research on other kinds of food in your locality to know which class they belong and the require daily intake to fit a particular diet plan.

Unit 7: Principles of Healthy Eating

The seventh unit discusses the principles of healthy eating habits, rules and parameters to consider when setting up a feeding plan.

Unit 8: Nutrition and the Immune System

This unit avails an understanding of what the immune system is and relationship between nutrition and the immune system is established. Nutrition is a crucial determinant of immune functions and malnutrition is a common cause of immunodeficiency diseases. Foods and the nutrients they contain which boost the immune system are listed.

Unit 9: Diet and Disease

The ninth unit of this course explains the role of diet in the onset, management or treatment of disease conditions. It describes the nutritional needs (with reasons) and required dietary intake for individuals with certain medical conditions at each stage of illness.

Unit 10: Women’s Health

The tenth unit of this course focuses on the nutritional spectrum of a certain group of people – women – in their transition from childhood to childbearing years to menopause. It extends to nutritional management of diseases peculiar to women.

Unit 11: Nutritional Requirement for Different People

The eleventh unit of the course discusses in detail the nutritional requirement of different people at different stages of their lives from the neonates to the aged, the sick, the convalescent, the sedentary and active workers.

Unit 12: Weight Control Management

In the twelfth unit, weight and obesity are defined and the connection between weight and food intake is explained. This unit focuses on what a healthy weight is, how to maintain a healthy weight and how to determine obesity using measures like the Body Mass Index (BMI).

Unit 13: Weight Loss Management

This course delivers a variety of harmless and effective weight loss strategies and how to manage the process mentally, to avoid malnutrition, eating disorders or illnesses.

Unit 14: Anti-ageing Formulas

This unit of the course is for the “forever young” team. It highlights certain foods which contain antioxidants that slow down the aging process and nutrient supplements with their daily requirement.

Unit 15: The Role of a Nutritionist

The course is brought to an end by defining a nutritionist and highlighting your roles as a nutritionist in the last unit. The students are also taken through career advancement and opportunities in the field of nutrition.

Career Path

By the end of the course, candidates are well equipped and qualified to search for jobs at a hospital, nursing home or with the government or go for advanced studies for research. Nutrition has a projected job growth rate of 16% with a salary of about £50,000 - £70,000.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Graduates interested in pursuing a career in Nutrition.
  • Individuals who are interested in food and healthcare.
  • People who want to understand how diet and weight management works.
  • Health practitioners who are looking to boost their CV, skills and career prospects.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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Course at QLS Level 5
Duration 450 Hours
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  • Easy to approach instruction
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  • The way my teacher presented the course information by hitting the main points
  • Great teacher, who knows the material
  • I am confident that I firmly understand Nutrition and diet from my teacher's teaching
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