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.
Months of entry
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 - 20% of our research in the Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care unit is world leading or internationally excellent.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions Enquiries
- +44 (0)113 812 3113