HAVE YOUR SAY
Public consultation: Programme Accreditation; AfN Core Competence Requirements, Standards and Procedures for Undergraduate (UK levels 4-6) and Postgraduate (UK level 7+) education and training of Associate Nutritionists
Have your say on the development of the Core Competence Requirements, Standards and Procedures for the education and training of Associate Nutritionists
Responses are sought on the review by AfN Accreditation Committee on the core competence requirements, standards and procedures used to accredit undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to eligibility for direct entry to the register for Associate Nutritionists, prior to implementation from October 2016.
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Response deadline: 23rd May 2016
BRITISH NUTRITION COUNCIL/BNC & THE NUTRITION SCHOOL
Please note courses run by British Nutrition Council (BNC) and The Nutrition School are not endorsed, recognised or accredited by Association for Nutrition and do not lead to registration with Association for Nutrition as a Registered Nutritionist.
For advice from Public Health England's Chief Nutritionist on the qualifications and experience required to be a Registered Nutritionist in the UK read here.
If you are looking for a short course in nutrition, make sure it's Certified by AfN. AfN Certified courses meet our rigorous standards for course content and education standards, and are an ideal introduction to nutrition science. A full list of AfN Certified courses is available here. For information on degree programmes that lead to graduates being eligible to register with the Association for Nutrition, please click here.
QAA Review Consultation
Prof Basma Ellahi RNutr & Leonie Milliner (AfN Chief Executive) were members of the QAA subject benchmark review group for Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, which for the first time explicitly includes nutrition, recognising growth of the subject in its own right with distinct employment opportunities and the growing importance of nutrition within the context of agricultural production and food security.
The QAA are seeking views on the proposed benchmark which will be used as a reference point in the design, delivery and review of undergraduate nutrition programmes in the UK.
The consultation deadline is 22 April 2016.
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AfN ACCREDITED DEGREE PROGRAMME
AfN currently accredits 47 undergraduate and 25 postgraduate programmes. These degrees support the development of nutritionists’ skills through the delivery of evidence-based nutrition education to a professional level. Students completing an accredited degree programme have the right to apply for direct entry at Associate level to the UKVRN, which entitles them to use the letters ANutr after their names.
Current Undergraduate Degree Accredited Programmes
Current Postgraduate Degree Accredited Programmes
AfN CERTIFIED COURSES
AfN Certified Courses are ideal for individuals who deliver nutrition information to the public at level 3, 4 or 5+ on the Public Health and Skills Careers Framework and wish to update or extend their nutrition knowledge, but are not looking to train to the level required to be a registered Nutritionist. Courses are certified against competences set for those working/volunteering/interested in either Health & Social Care, Fitness & Leisure or Catering.
Full listing of AfN Certified Courses
FORTHCOMING AfN CPD ENDORSED ACTIVITIES
7 & 8 June 2016 - The Nutrition Society, Bioinformatics for Nutritionists workshop, London
Click here for Full listing of forthcoming AfN Endorsed CPD