Nutrition & Health Coaching 2017-12-12T14:25:50+00:00
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BTEC Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Health Coaching

Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, digestive and autoimmune disorders, plus many other lifestyle-related conditions, are now commonplace. Preventive approaches are vital if we are to reverse this huge burden of avoidable and costly suffering. With the key role of good food and lifestyle habits now fully recognised, the demand for sound knowledge and practical guidance is growing rapidly.

What is a Health Coach?

A Health Coach assists clients to achieve their goals around health, food, eating and lifestyle – and make them stick. The Coach empowers the client to adopt habits that place them on the path to a healthier future.

Typically, clients are looking for better weight control; more energy; improved immunity, sleep, digestion, skin, joints, etc.; a healthy pregnancy; help to manage food intolerance; advice for choosing and using wholesome foods and ingredients; meal plans and recipes; guidance for fussy eaters – along with many other goals.

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Course Outline

The BTEC Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Health Coaching programme consists of seven assessed units, plus cooking.

  • Unit 1. Basics of Nutrition
  • Unit 2. Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Unit 3. Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
  • Unit 4. Farm to Fork
  • Unit 5. Practitioner Development for the Nutrition and Health Coach
  • Unit 6. Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching
  • Unit 7. Setting up Practice and Delivering Presentations
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All students are encouraged to attend two days of cooking classes. Videos of demonstrated dishes are available online.

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The assessment process is based on a variety of mainly practical assignments and case studies. There is no written exam.


• BTEC Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Health Coaching*.
• ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists**

*The BTEC Diploma forms the first year of our Nutritional Therapy programme for those who wish to continue their studies.
**The ITEC award is available as an additional option.

Course Facts

course length

Course length:

9 Months (also forms first year of the Nutritional Therapy programme).



3 (UK). Equivalent to level 5 Ireland.

Next Course Runs

Next Course Runs:

September 2017 – May 2018



Classroom attendance
Blended learning (partial attendance)
Online only
A mixture of classroom and online tutorials are held frequently throughout the year.

Teaching location: Dublin School of Grinds, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

time commitment

Time Commitment:

Credited by Pearson at 400 Notional Learning Hours. This includes lecture time, home study, tutorials, reading, assignments and case studies.



BTEC Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Health Coaching. ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists (optional).

Accrediting bodies

Accrediting bodies:

Edexcel, now known as Pearson – London Examinations, is a multinational education and examination body owned by Pearson.
ITEC specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport, Fitness and Hairdressing sectors. ITEC has been awarding high quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947.

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  • Nutrition & Health Coaching – Attendance (optional attendance of all lecture days and 2 cooking days) – € 3,500
  • Nutrition & Health Coaching – Blended learning (optional attendance of 4 lecture days and 2 cooking days) – € 3,300
  • Nutrition & Health Coaching – Online (no attendance) – € 3,100
  • Fees include all course material, all assessment, all tutorials, access to VLE and library.
  • Attending students will receive a set of printed course notes during class time.
  • Fees include registration with awarding body Pearson (BTEC).


Course Fees and Payment Options 2017
  • Students may pay fees all at once or by monthly instalments.
  • A deposit of 10% of course fee is required to secure a place on the Nutrition & Health Coaching course.
  • Deposit is refundable up until first teaching weekend; a €50 admin fee will be deducted from refund.
  • An early settlement discount of €150 is applied if remaining course fee is paid in full.
  • Payments can be made by cheque, bank transfer or cash.
  • Deposit for the Nutrition & Health Coaching course can also be made by using the PayPal option below.

Nutrition & Health Coaching Programme:

A deposit (10% of course fee) is required to secure a place on the Nutrition & Health Coaching course.

This deposit is fully refundable minus an admin fee of €50. Refunds apply up until the first teaching weekend.
Please call our office for details of payment options or use the PayPal button below.

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