Diet and Nutrition Advanced Diploma Level 5

Diet and Nutrition Level 5 Endorsed by ABC Awards | Tutor Support and Assessments included in the Course Price.

Brentwood Open learning College


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320 Hours
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Diet and Nutrition Advanced Diploma Level 5

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition Level 5 Certificate of Achievement. Explore the increasingly important role of the professional nutrition advisor and build valuable skills for life with this exclusive Diploma in Diet and Nutrition. Discover why it is that qualified nutritionists are in greater demand on a global basis than ever before and begin working towards a rewarding career for life.

Diet and Nutrition Diploma Level 5

All over the world, the general public is becoming increasingly aware of the contribution dietary habits make to overall human health. We are what we eat – the way we approach our daily diets having a marked impact on every aspect of health and wellbeing. The importance of dietary balance has prompted millions of adults on a global basis to begin taking their dietary habits more seriously, proactively monitoring and controlling what goes into their bodies. Nevertheless, it takes the advice and support of professional nutritionists to steer health-conscious individuals in the right direction.

The pace of modern life is making it increasingly difficult for the general public to achieve true dietary balance – the input of capable and qualified nutritionists often making all the difference.

Why study Diet and Nutrition?

This intensive Diploma in Diet & Nutrition provides learners with a comprehensive introduction to one of the world’s most relevant and fascinating contemporary professions. Establishing a strong foundation upon which to build a rewarding lifelong career, course content focuses on key areas of nutrition and dietetics of practical value in a working scenario. Just a few examples of the core topics covered include how various key nutrients affect human health, the role nutrition plays in building and strengthening the immune system, the connection between dietary choices and disease-risk, an overview of detoxification digestion, an introduction to women’s health issues and many more besides.

If looking to take that all important first step into a truly extraordinary field, this exclusive Diploma in Diet & Nutrition could be for you.


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Diet and Nutrition Advanced Diploma Level 5

Course Benefits

When studying for an advanced Diploma in Diet & Nutrition with Brentwood Open Learning College, every learner benefits from:

  1. All learning materials and supporting documentation required to complete the course provided as standard – no additional expenses or purchases required.
  2. The opportunity to study in your own time and at your own pace for an internationally-recognized qualification.
  3. Complete flexibility with no deadlines or time restrictions to worry about – ideal for those with active lifestyles and busy schedules.
  4. 24/7 access to our exclusive online learning platform, allowing you to study from any location and any device with an Internet connection.
  5. The complete commitment of our exclusive tutors and the wider Brentwood Open Learning student support team throughout your studies.

Learning Objectives

With no prior experience or education required, this intensive Diploma in Dietetics & Nutrition has been designed to take first-time newcomers from entry-level to professionally-capable in the course of a single distance-learning program. Nutrition and dietetics are complex and important scientific fields where targeted and in-depth study is required, prior to stepping into a professional position. Our exclusive online diploma provides a comprehensive yet digestible overview of each of the key topics the professional nutritionist must master.

Both for newcomers to the profession and those looking to climb the ladder to higher positions, earning an internationally-recognised qualification from an accredited awarding organization could make all the difference. As part of the learning experience with Brentwood Open Learning College, every learner benefits from the complete support of a professional tutor with unrivalled experience and expertise. Should you need any assistance at any time, a member of the team can be contacted 24/7 via our exclusive online learning platform.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will benefit from an array of new skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • A solid understanding of the basics of human nutrition
  • The ability to handle the primary responsibilities of the professional nutritionist
  • How the digestive system impacts overall human health and wellbeing
  • The confidence to help and advise those with common eating disorders
  • A comprehensive grasp of dietary balance and its important to human health
  • How to offer help and support to people with different dietary requirements
  • The way in which women’s dietary requirements differ throughout life
  • An understanding of the direct connection between diet and disease
  • The way in which dietary balance affects the immune system
  • A variety of essential weight loss and weight management concepts
  • How diet can affect the aging process, internally and externally

Course Outline

This intensive yet digestible Diploma in Dietetics & Nutrition is delivered across 15 modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Your assigned tutor will provide you with comprehensive support at all times, in order to assist with your successful completion of each unit.

Module 1 - An Overview of Nutrition

This module covers the following key topics:

  • What is Nutrition?
  • What Are Nutrients?
  • Units of Energy
  • Daily Energy Requirements
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • The Whole Food Nutrition
  • Specifics of a whole Food Diet
  • Plus more

Module 2 - Basics of Nutrition 1

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Macro-Nutrients
  • Types of Carbs
  • Protein Intake in the Diet
  • Antioxidants and Preservatives
  • Terms used on Food Labels
  • Checking the Label for Saturated Fat
  • Plus more

Module 3 - Basics of Nutrition 2

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Micronutrients
  • B5 ( Pantothenic Acid)
  • B6 ( Pyridoxine)
  • B9 ( Folic Acid)
  • Minerals
  • Health Supplements
  • Special Nutrients
  • Fibre
  • Plus more

Module 4 - Digestion and Detoxification

This module covers the following key topics:

  • What is Digestion?
  • Stress and Digestion
  • Detoxification
  • Enhancing the Process of Digestion
  • Plus more

Module 5 - Eating Disorders

This module covers the following key topics:

  • What are Eating Disorders?
  • Common Eating Disorders
  • How to Avoid or Prevent an Eating Disorder
  • Treatment for Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia
  • Causes of Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Geophagy
  • Disordered Eating
  • Eating According to a Set Time
  • Eating by Food Types
  • Plus more

Module 6 - Balancing the Diet

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Background for a Balanced Diet
  • Balanced Diet
  • How to Count Calories in Food
  • Well-Balanced Die
  • Maintaining a Healthy, Balanced Diet
  • Plus more

Module 7 - Principles of Healthy Eating

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Dietary Intakes for a Healthy Balanced Diet
  • Choosing the Right Food
  • Sources of Protein
  • Caffeinated Drinks
  • Water/ Fluid
  • Different Cooking Methods
  • Plus more

Module 8 - Nutrition and the Immune System

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Immune System
  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities
  • Causes Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Difference between a Food Allergy and Intolerance
  • How Allergies Develop
  • Symptoms
  • Preventing Food Allergies
  • Plus more

Module 9 - Diet and Disease

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plus more

Module 10 - Women’s Health

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • PMS or PMT
  • Menopause
  • Nutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plus more

Module 11 - Nutrition Requirement for Different People

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Stages of Weaning
  • Low-Fat, low-Calorie and high-Fibre
  • Nutrition for Children
  • Key Nutrients and Dietary Sources
  • Importance of a Healthy Diet
  • Nutrition Issues
  • Nutrition for Generally Fit and Healthy Older Adults
  • Factors that Affect Nutrition
  • Problems Associated with Nutrition
  • Food Sources of Important Nutrients
  • Plus more

Module 12 - Weight Control Management

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Healthy Weight
  • Energy Balance
  • Counting Calories
  • Balanced Diet and Weight Control
  • Adopting Active Lifestyles
  • Benefits of Exercise in a Weight Control Programme
  • Calorie Requirement
  • Plus more

Module 13 - Weight Loss Management

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Benefits of Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss Motivation
  • Psychological Factors
  • Developing Weight Loss Motivation
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • How does the Human Metabolism Work?
  • Factors that Affect the Speed of Metabolism
  • Weight Gain
  • Other Causes
  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Weight Loss Diet
  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Plus more

Module 14 - Anti-ageing formulas

This module covers the following key topics:

  • The Science of Nutrition
  • Diseases Associated with Senescence
  • Antioxidants
  • Lymphatic System and Health
  • Skin Conditions
  • Plus more

Module 15 - The Role of a Nutritionist

This module covers the following key topics:

  • Qualities of a Good Nutritionist
  • Psychological Factors
  • Barriers to Understanding
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Weight Reduction
  • Tools of Trade
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Diet and Nutrition Diploma Level 5

This advanced Diploma in Diet & Nutrition is ideally suited to anyone looking to transform a passion for diet and human health into a rewarding career for life. Created with complete flexibility and accessibility in mind, it is suitable for both newcomers to the subject and existing members of the workforce alike. Whether looking to secure your first professional position, climb the career ladder or perhaps start your own diet and nutrition business from scratch, you’ll find the teachings and industry insights within this course invaluable.

Our flexible courses are open to learners on a global basis and are free of both time-restrictions and deadlines. Study in your own time at a pace that suits you from any location with an Internet connection. All course materials are provided as standard and can be accessed 24/7 via our exclusive digital learning platform.

With the help of Brentwood Open Learning College, the career you’ve been dreaming of could be right at your fingertips!


Diet and Nutrition Diploma Level 5

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Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £120 accreditation fee.There are £9 postal charges for the UK students and £15 for the non UK students.

Certificate of Completion from BOLC

Certificate of Completion from BOLC (soft copy) can be claimed for £10. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25 + postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK)

Career path

Diet and Nutrition Diploma Level 5

Upon successful completion of our Diploma in Dietetics & Nutrition, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • professional nutritionist
  • public health nutritionist
  • Nutritionist
  • community nutritionist
  • consultant nutritionist
  • nutrition and dietetics researcher
  • nutrition consultant
  • research nutritionist
  • therapeutic nutritionist

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Rhiannon asked:

You have to pay £95 + postage to gain the accredited cert at the end, does that mean you don't receive a cert/acknowledgement of completion otherwise?


Dear Rhiannon, On course completion, certificate of completion will be sent to you by email. However, If you need an endorsed certificate you will have to pay accreditation fee of £95 plus there are £9 postal charges for the UK students and £15 for the non-UK students. In this case, you will get a certificate issued by the awarding body, not by the college.

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Satya asked:

Who is the awarding body for this course ?


Dear Satya, Awarding Body for Nutrition Diploma level 4 is ABC Awards, which is Ofqual's registered awarding body. Their qualifications are respected by the employers in the UK and abroad.

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Van asked:

Is level 4 or 5.


Diet and Nutrition Diploma Level 5 course is endorsed at Level 5.

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Fenia asked:

Will the completion of this training program and the Diploma awarded enable me to work as a nutrition specialist in one to one sessions with clients?


Dear Fenia As people become increasingly health conscious, this industry is booming. This means that there will be plenty of jobs for the taking if you know your stuff. As a nutrition advisor, one can advise individuals as well.

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Mariam Yehya asked:

How can I join this course


Dear Mariam Simply fill out the form on the Reed website and complete the payment process. After which, we’ll send you a unique student ID number, along with all the information you’ll need to access your course within 48 hours. Once enrolled, you will get access to our Learning Management System (LMS). All our study material, additional learning material and useful links are available online on our LMS from where you can download the study material and assignments.

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