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Health, Wellbeing and Nutrition

Introduction

Are you interested in diet, nutrition and all things health related? Do you have a desire to connect with people and help them understand their relationship with food? Interested in learning how to promote healthy eating by blogging and using social media forums?

This course offers you the opportunity to learn about diet and nutrition while also exploring how our behaviour can motivate and empower lifestyle choices. Studies show that we are facing an obesity crisis of enormous proportions. Addressing this crisis is a Government priority, and this course will help you take advantage of emerging opportunities in this area.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Nutritional Advisor
  • Health Food Stores
  • Food/Healthy Living Blogger
  • Self-employed Food Related Business
  • Trainer in the area of Healthy Eating and Lifestyle

Course Structure

Core Elements
  • QQI Modules
  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition
  • Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • HWN
  • Duration

  • 1 year - full time September to May
  • Number of places

  • 30
  • Number of contact hours

  • 20 approx
  • Timetable Contact

  • 5 days
Testimonial

There are not many full-time courses currently available in this area and this course provides a variety of subjects and a good starting point for following a career in nutrition and related fields.  You don’t require a background in this area before commencing the course. It’s QQI, a State recognised qualification in the Irish system, so there are good links for progression. It’s a great option as a taster course before you commit to a degree programme in the area. This course also provides good information on health and wellbeing on a personal level for those that don’twant to progress academically.

- Students on the Health, Wellbeing & Nutrition Course, 2016/2017 -

Support Elements
  • Career advice and CV preparation
  • How to blog and use social media forums
  • Workshops
  • Health promotion events
Assessment and certification
  • Assessment is based on a combination of work submitted during the year and exams.
  • Learners who successfully pass all 8 QQI subjects will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services (5M4468).

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Progression

Education/ Training

Graduates who complete this course may apply to the following course in BFEI:

Learners may also apply through the CAO system for entry into Degree Courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Entry requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/LCA

Applicants should have achieved five passes OR five O6/H7s OR a combination of five O6/H7s OR have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile.

  • Others including Mature Students

If you are a mature student (aged 21 or over) and do not hold the Leaving Certificate, then you are welcome to apply. Each application will be assessed individually.

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first come basis, following the outcome of the personal Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will also be advised on course costs and registration details.

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services charge and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.

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