Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course - DipION Overview Why choose NTDC Study options Course content Learning experience Entry & fees Courses Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course - DipION Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course - DipION The Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course can be completed via attendance or e-learning. The modular format of the course provides flexibility and can be completed over a three to six year period allowing you to study alongside your professional or professional commitments. You can study via our attendance or e-learning options, which enable you to follow a scheduled timetable or set your own. You may also move between learning options, extend the length of the course, or take a year out, depending on your needs. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to start and successfully complete the course. Attendance learning option (aNTDC) | September intake Lectures take place at Ambassador Bloomsbury Hotel London between 9.30am and 5.30pm, over a number of pre-scheduled weekends between September and June, with approximately four-week intervals between lecture weekends. A variety of teaching methods are used including lectures, workshops and seminars. Lectures are broadcast live and recorded to give you the opportunity to listen to them again to embed and enhance your learning and understanding. In between lecture weekends tutors will engage with you via course forums and core formative activities that support academic progress. All assessments are timetabled and pre-scheduled tutorials (in person or online) are built-in to further support your learning. eLearning option (eNTDC) | September and February intake Our distance or e-learning mode allows for the majority of the course (with the exception of clinical practice) to be completed remotely. However, a two-day block of attendance is required in Year Two and two three-day blocks of attendance are required in Year Three to develop your clinical practice skills. A variety of engaging online teaching methods are used and all lectures are recorded to give you the opportunity to listen to them at your convenience to embed and enhance your learning and understanding. As with the attendance option, tutors will engage with you via course forums and core formative activities. You will also be invited to attend pre-scheduled online tutorials, which provide you with an opportunity to connect with tutors and peers. All assessments are timetabled. Attendance option students will have 10 lecture weekends in each year. For those studying via our e-learning option, you will need to allow around 14 hours a month on average to listen to lecture recordings. For both modes, the majority of study time will be taken up by guided home study. Both attendance students and e-students should allocate approximately 15-20 hours a week to cover guided reading (pre-reading, e-units), researching and writing assignments, preparing for workshops or forum activities and for consultations. In addition, all students will be required to maintain a reflective journal and personal development portfolio throughout the course. Both attendance and e-learning students will have the opportunity to access live broadcast video, as well as downloadable audio and video recordings of lectures, together with interactive e-units throughout the course. Return to practice If you are looking to return to practice after having some time out, we have a number of training options available to get you back in action.