Aim of course
To enable candidates to achieve knowledge and understanding of healthy balanced Diets and the theory of Nutrition. To achieve a national qualification, approved by BABTAC.
To enable a candidate to use diet and nutrition information to assist in consultations and treatment plans for a range of beauty and complementary therapies.
(N.B. This qualification does not entitle the holder to construct dietary plans or advise on supplements to a diet)
A recognised Body, Beauty or Complementary Therapy qualification to national standards level 3. CIBTAC or equivalent or
An Anatomy and Physiology qualification, CIBTAC or equivalent or
A medical professional qualification i.e. Oncology Nurse, Health Visitor, Physiotherapist or Midwife
units/subjects to be studied
All units are mandatory and examinable.
Assessment methodology used is MCQ theory examinations and practical examinations.
generic areas of study
G 2 Health and Hygiene
Nutrients - Carbohydrates
Common Anti-Nutrients / Toxins - Effects of Pollution
Current trends and concepts in nutrition -
Care of food
Refined and Unrefined foods
Common health disorders associated with food and diet -
Raised levels of Cholesterol
Anorexia and Bulimia
minimum training requirement
50 hours. This must include 33 hours contact (50% of which must be spent working within a commercial salon environment) and 17 hours of additional study.
This course is designed on a flexible time basis, enabling many part-time students to qualify who would not be able to attend college on a full time basis.
The dates will be issued annually by the Examining Board.
THEORY 45mins (multiple choice paper)
diet and nutrition diploma learning objectives
The learner will be able to:
Understand how the digestive system works.
Name and give the structure and function of the main nutrients and micro-nutrients needed by the body for health.
Explain a variety of nutritional terms
Understand how the quality of food, eating habits and activity patterns have changed in recent years.
Recognise a variety of health disorders that may be caused by food or dietary habits.