Discover how to take your first step towards a career in nutritional therapy


Our students come from all walks of life and many have had an established career. We do not expect applicants to have the same qualifications as a college-leaver and welcome applicants with a wide range of appropriate certificated and/or experiential learning. Our admissions team can advise on individual applications and admission arrangements. We may be flexible in our normal entry requirements if you can show a commitment to succeed and have relevant skills and experience. You must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully. We are committed to fair admission practice and welcome applications from people with disabilities.



Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in Maths and English at Level 2/GCSE or equivalent.


English language requirements

You must demonstrate sufficient command of the English language to communicate safely and with confidence to the public, clients and medical professionals.

Applicants must normally demonstrate a Level 2 qualification in English language (e.g. GCSE grade A-C).

If English is not your first language you will need to have obtained an International English Language Test (IELTS) qualification scoring 5 in all areas (listening, reading, writing and speaking) or demonstrate equivalence ( 



General non-academic criteria

We believe that formal qualifications are only one measure of ability to study at this level. Applications are considered with an assessment of the applicant’s abilities, skills, aptitudes and motivation to train as a practitioner. 

We are also looking for:

  • Self-motivation and commitment to studying
  • Ability to time plan
  • Good level of interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • ICT literacy — you must be able to word-process, have broadband access to the internet and an email account.
  • Commitment to a Code of Practice and Fitness to Practice Code.


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