(UK) Diploma in Nutritional Consultancy

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(UK) Diploma in Nutritional Consultancy

Course Description

This course, brought to you in partnership with Plaskett College, consists of two parts: Part one is based on the Nutrition and Health course and Part two is an extension of this to train you to a Practitioner level.  You will:

  • Gain an understanding of naturopathy and its principles which you can then apply to practise in nutritional therapies
  • Obtain the skills to understand the depth of disease in your patients to then find a route back from chronic disease and enable you to advise the best treatment plan
  • Develop an understanding of the role of the practitioner from the initial consultation, the taking of a case history, the interpretation and the subsequent advising of a treatment plan
  • Learn the ‘tools of the trade’ in using diets, supplements, herbs, phytonutrients in treatment, with flexibility and insight
  • Gain the confidence to practise as a Nutritional Consultant and advise your clients on the best route to achieving good health in a world where ill health is prevalent.
Subjects & Modules


  • A series of short assignments
  • A series of checkpoint questions throughout the course which are self-assessed
  • 2 case studies

Nutritional Consultancy Syllabus

Part 1

Section 1: The Principle Bulk Nutrients And Associated Foods
Section 2: The Cell And Cell Energy
Section 3: The Environment Inside The Cell
Section 4: The Need For The Cell To Self-Cleanse
Section 5: The Micro-Minerals And Their Contribution To The Cell
Section 6: The Vitamins
Section 7: Bowel Flora – How It Aids Cleansing And The Maintenance Of A Good Environment Inside The Body
Section 8: Characteristics Of The Main Foods. Suppressive Versus Eliminative Foods
Section 9: The Composition Of Foods
Section 10: Allergies, Intolerances And Sensitivities. The Microminerals And Their Contribution To The Cell
Section 11: Designing Diets
Section 12: The Use Of Supplements

Part 2

Section 1: Naturopathy, Its Nature And Its History
Section 2: Philosophy Of Naturopathic Nutritional Therapeutics
Section 3: Synthesis Of Naturopathy & Science
Section 4: The Practitioner’s Role
Section 5: Understanding The Depth Of Disease
Section 6: The Concept Of Eliminatory Pressure & Its Management
Section 7: Taking The Case History & Understanding Organs And Organ Functions
Section 8: Interpretation Of Case History And Understanding Individual Reactivity
Section 9: The Tools Of The Trade & Using Diets As Treatment
Section 10: The Tools Of The Trade & Using Supplements As Treatment
Section 11: The Tools Of The Trade & Using Herbs As Treatment
Section 12: Actions Of Groups Of Phytonutrients
Section 13: Special Supplements & The Combined Prescription
Section 14: Steering A Course Through Treatment – Flexibility And Insight
Section 15: Snags, Cleanses And Case Histories

There Are Many Cases Whereby Important Factors Go Against Diets That Would Otherwise Be Prescribed; It Is Here That We Discuss These Factors And The Approach To Avoid Any Snags In Our Prescriptions. We Also Look At The Types Of Cleanses We Can Use To Assist In Our Role And Review Some Case Histories Before You Embark On Your Own.

  • Areas Covered
  • Avoiding Giving Wrong Prescriptions
  • Alternative Types Of Cleanse
  • The Bowel Cleanse
  • Liver Cleanse
  • Global Energies
  • Strong Detoxifying Treatment
  • Our Relationship With Allopathic Drugs
  • Taking The Case
Accreditations & Certifications
  • You will receive a certificate from Plaskett College for a Nutritional consultant and be entitled to use the designatory letters Dip.N.C as a Nutritional Consultant
  • Students can register with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT)
  • Students can go onto further studies with universities and receive credits for Plaskett courses. Each student is taken on a case by case basis (with no guarantee they would be accepted), students mustn’t assume that it is an easy route into a degree course
Career Opportunities
  • Set up an independent practice as a Nutritional Consultant
  • Confidently advise your clients on the best route to achieving good health
  • Enhance your skillset and increase your earning potential
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