Nutrition courses & training

There are a huge variety of nutrition training at all levels, from half day training courses to degrees and postgraduate qualifications.

We are unable to recommend individual trainings, but these pages contain details on those which have been through our quality assurance schemes and should give you some idea of the range of training opportunities on offer and the types of study at different stages in your educational career.

In order to become a Registered Nutritionist, you will need to demonstrate you have obtained knowledge and understanding of nutrition science at least BSc (Hons) level.

We have lists of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are currently accredited by the Association for Nutrition. These accredited programmes meet our standards for the professional education of nutritionists. Graduates from these accredited programmes can apply via direct entry to join the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) at Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) level.

Find out about the benefits of studying an accredited programme.

If you are looking to gain an insight into nutrition to either support your current role, for general interest or to help you decide if you want to go on to university to study for a degree in nutrition and work towards becoming a Registered Associate Nutritionist or Registered Nutritionist, you could look at undertaking an AfN Certified Course. These have been assessed to meet our standards for certified courses.

If you are already a Registered Nutritionist or Registered Associate Nutritionist and are looking to keep your knowledge up to date and develop further, please see the Endorsed CPD EventsThese have been assessed to meet our standards for continual professional development.