Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course - Level 3 CPD Accredited

Oplex Careers


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Offer ends 31 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
70 Hours
No formal qualification
70 CPD hours / points
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The online Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide great insight into the skills and knowledge related to working as a weightloss advisor, whether for yourself or for other clients, you will learn key techniques to clinical weightloss guidance.


70 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The online Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course will provide learners with a strong insight and understanding into the field of working in an advisory role for weightloss guidance. This course will discuss the key skills and knowledge related to advising clients in a client session, learning key consultation skills, then core skills such as the human digestive system and more.

This course will provide a great insight into this field of study with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether working in this field already, you want to get started working in within the field of advisory weightloss, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course is split into the following modules:

    • Introduction to Weight Loss Advice

– Introduction
– Definition of weight loss coaching
– Reasons for losing weight
– Weight loss and diet barriers
– Role of a weight loss coach

    • The Human Digestive System

– Introduction
– The process of digestion
– Digestive organs
– Absorption

    • Associated Diseases

– Introduction
– Human body composition
– Obesity and associated diseases
– Other issues associated with weight

    • The Role of Nutrition in Weight Loss

– Introduction
– Diet for weight loss clients
– Food groups
– Supplements
– Weight loss nutrition tips for clients

    • The Role of Exercise in Weight Loss

– Introduction
– Effects of exercise
– FIIT activity log and pedometer
– HIIT training
– Oxygen consumption after exercising
– Body fat mobilisation

    • The Consultation Process

– Introduction
– How to structure an appointment
– Questionnaire template
– The first appointment
– How to build rapport with weight loss clients
– Stages of weight loss
– Well-rounded outcomes based on the SYDER technique

    • Client Movement and Support

– Introduction
– Abraham Maslow’s theory of needs
– Alderfer’s ERG theory
– Herzberg’s two-factor or motivator-hygiene theory
– Brain and motivation
– Goal clarification
– How to set goals
– Self-monitoring
– Reviewing diet experience and previous exercises
– The final stage of the programme design
– Types of support

    • Useful Coaching Techniques

– Introduction
– NLP technique
– Dickens process (DP)
– Anchoring
– TLT (time line therapy) technique
– 6 step reframe strategy
– Additional coaching techniques

    • Business Model and Sample Session Scripts

– Introduction
– Business model basics
– Sample scripts

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this course learners will be awarded with:

Level 3 CPD Award in Weightloss Clinical Advice

Upon completion of the course learners will be awarded with the Oplex Careers CPD certificate. The Certificate of Achievement will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grade and classification level.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course.

Course Duration

The online Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course requires 50 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Weightloss Clinical Advisor Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


There are no entry requirements necessary to join this course from Oplex Careers. Everyone is welcome to enrol on this online course and we wish you success in your studies.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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