If you are working as a support worker or assistant practitioner, our course will develop your knowledge of dietetics, nutrition, public health and social care.
Throughout your learning we will involve your current responsibilities and the issues faced on a day-to-day basis. Our course strengthens your interpersonal skills which are required for effective communication with a variety of diverse individuals and groups.
By learning the basic science of nutrition, you will understand how to influence and empower individuals to make informed food choices and life-style changes.
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We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.
Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.
This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.
Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.
- Part-time study available
- Specialist facilities
- Expert careers service
- 24/7 Library
- TEF Silver Award
Applicants should be working in or about to commence work in a support worker role in a field commensurate with the course. Applicants should normally have GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths, applicants who do not have English as their first language should have IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. Written support is required from your manager for completion of the course including proficiency in literacy and numeracy to the required standard, access to and ability to carry out word processing, use of online learning tools in a virtual learning environment, allocation of a mentor in practice, approval for release to attend the taught sessions and also time to complete the assessments associated with the course. You are also required to submit a 250-500 word personal statement detailing your reasons for applying for this course, your relevant communication, numeracy and ICT skills, your knowledge skills and values which are compatible with working in this area, a commitment to personal development and learning and reflection on how the course will be of benefit to you.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature ApplicantsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Teaching and learning
Linsey is the Undergraduate Course Director for the Nutrition and Dietetic group and is responsible for the BSc Hons Dietetics, BSc Hons Nutrition, Certificate Nutritional Health and Certificate HE Nutritional Health. The latter courses were designed by Linsey for delivery to Nutrition and Dietetic support workers in practice.
You’ll meet other support workers from a range of backgrounds to share experiences and address common issues. The nutrition knowledge and educational skills you'll get from our course will help to empower you within your everyday working life.
Fees & funding
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
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Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.
2POSTGRADUATE AND RESEARCH OPEN DAY
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8FEES & FUNDINGDiscover more about your funding options and set up your fee payments.
9ONLINE REGISTRATION & ENROLMENTReceive your online registration and enrolment information.
10WELCOME WEEKAttend Welcome Week and begin your course.