Are you considering training as a Nutritional Therapist?
NTEC's accreditation procedures involve a rigorous process that thoroughly assesses the course programme against the Core Curriculum required to achieve the National Occupational Standards. Trained accreditation assessors:
- review course documentation
- hold discussions with the course teaching team and administrators, students and graduates
- evaluate the evidence from external examiners' reports and students' assessed work
- observe teaching in the classroom and the clinic
Graduates of courses that have been fully accredited are eligible to apply for direct entry to the professional register held by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is supported by the Department of Health.
Training providers may have differences in course formats, examinations and entry requirements but, by selecting an NTEC-accredited training provider, you can be confident of taking a course that is designed to deliver professional training and high quality academic content. Specific information about each course, its prospectus, application procedures, fees and its work towards accreditation can be obtained by contacting the institution direct.
All of the training providers listed below are part of the NTEC accreditation process. Their current accreditation status is noted.
As a regulatory body, the NTEC is unable to give personal advice to prospective students. Anyone wishing to study nutritional therapy should enquire of the training institutes about the features of their courses and make their choice after suitable due diligence. Please refer to the bottom of this page for further information.
Fully Accredited Courses
These courses have completed Accreditation and substantially meet the requirements of NTEC.
BCNH College of Nutrition & Health Ltd
Suite 17 & 18, Barkat House,
116 - 118 Finchley Road,
Tel: 0207 433 2555
Course - BCNH Diploma in Nutritional Therapy/BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy
Centre For Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management
14, Rectory Road
Berks RG40 1DH
Tel: 0118 979 8686
Course - BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy / Fast Track + PG Cert Nutritional Therapy + Practitioner Development (BSc Hons NT now closed to new level 4 entrants)
Course - BSc Hons Nutritional Science + Practice Diploma
Course - MSc / PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition + Practice Diploma
The College of Naturopathic Medicine
Institute for Optimum Nutrition
Phone: 0208 614 7800
Course - DipION Nutritional Therapy (NTDC)
Course - e-DipION Nutritional Therapy (e-NTDC)
Northern College of Acupuncture
University of West London
Nutrition and Human Sciences,
4th Floor Paragon House,
Boston Manor Road,
Tel: 0208 209 4421/4408
Course - BSc/BSc(Hons) Nutritional Therapy
University of Worcester
Westminster University School of Life Sciences
115 New Cavendish Street,
Tel: 0207 911 5000
Course - MSc Nutritional Therapy
This course is now closed to students but the course remains accredited until May 2018 by which date, remaining students should have graduated.
NB: The NTEC assessors accredit the courses on the basis of the information supplied by the training providers. Any prospective student of nutritional therapy should carefully consider their choice of training institute and ask appropriate questions to help select the most appropriate course for them.
As a general guide:
- Training to meet the competencies laid down in the National Occupational Standards will require in-depth study of the health sciences
- There are no exemptions from clinical practice for other health professionals