Q. What qualification do you get at the end of the course?
A. You get a LEVEL 3 Diploma in Nutrition for Health which is Level 3 NVQ equivalent. (The acronym NVQ means National Vocational Qualification). This needs some explanation in order to realise the significance of those words.
Level 3 is a protected UK government standard. Courses which are “Level 3” need to be at the required certified standard. If a course merely says “Nutrition Diploma” (like many of the online courses advertised) then it is usually NOT at the official government NVQ Level 3 standard.
Q. How can I be sure that it is of a high enough level?
A. Apart from the fact that it is taught by a highly qualified nutritionist and is a government-recognised Level 3 qualification, the course has been validated by Thinktree Hub which is an international validation body. They have ascertained that the course provides a qualification, relevant experience in nutrition and is fit for purpose in the industry. Thinktree Hub also operates at the heart of the industry with people who are actually working in the industry.
Q. Do I get any support after I gain the qualification?
A. Yes. Thinktree Hub is also a professional body which provides support and ongoing help for all its members as well as offering more courses in different areas of health and fitness. You will be eligible to join Thinktree Hub at a reduced rate once you have your qualification.
Q. How can I be sure that I will be able to practise professionally with this qualification?
A. In order to offer guidance and support with healthy eating, it is best practice to have working insurance. Insurance companies won’t give you insurance if they don’t recognise the course (particularly online courses). Thinktree Hub works closely with a specialist insurance company, Holistic Insurance so anyone gaining a qualification validated by Thinktree Hub is GUARANTEED working insurance (for a fairly moderate premium – approximately £50-60 a year). What’s more, if you become a member of Thinktree Hub, you will get it at a reduced rate.
Q. How do I get my certificate after passing the course?
A. At the end of the course, there will be an Examination Board meeting of the tutor on the course with outside representatives who are there to guarantee that the correct standard has been reached. When the Board has agreed that you HAVE reached the correct standard, certificates will be issued.
Q. How many hours of extra work will I have to study away from the course?
A. To a certain extent this naturally depends on the experience and previous knowledge of the student but we estimate four hours a week. To give an example, one student on one of our courses, a lorry-driver who had absolutely no previous educational qualifications or experience, was able to complete the course quite satisfactorily by doing an hour a night's study.
Q. What are the entry requirements?
A. To join our health and nutrition course you must be over 16 years old, able to do the work and have good communication skills. There is no upper age limit, mature students are especially welcome. No pre-qualifications are necessary.
Q. What is the investment?
A. The cost of the course is £595.00, which will include all your registration and tuition. Payment plans are available where you can spread the investment to make it more affordable.