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.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
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.
To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.
- Part-time study available
- Specialist facilities
- Expert careers service
- 24/7 Library
- TEF Silver Award
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
This course doesn't currently have any active start dates.
Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.