AfN Certified Courses

All courses listed in this section of the website are AfN Certified, so you can be confident that they deliver evidence-based training to our benchmarked standards.

Each course has been independently assessed against the standards stated in the relevant sector framework by experts in the field and carry a uniquely numbered AfN Certified Course Logo.

Certified courses are designed to provide an introduction to nutrition science or to provide relevant nutrition knowledge and skills for those working in jobs where nutrition is important to their role, but does not require the depth of knowledge of a registered Nutritionist (RNutr or ANutr).

Diet Specialist – Level 3 Certified Online Nutrition Course

Online - e-learning available on demand

This detailed course covers the three pillars of nutrition which include understanding food and nutrients, translating these concepts into healthy eating practices and then using this knowledge to effect change in others both on an individual and group level. The course also covers specialist areas including plant-based diets, low fat/carb diets, religious groups, sport groups […]

Reference: CC019R3

Course level: AfN certified at Level 3

Diet Specialist – Level 4 Certified Nutrition Diploma

Online - eLearning, available anytime

This diploma builds on the three pillars of nutrition which include understanding food and nutrients, translating these concepts into healthy eating practices and then using this knowledge to effect change in others both on an individual and group level. The course also covers specialist areas including plant-based diets, low fat/carb diets, religious groups, sport groups […]

Reference: CC019R4

Course level: AfN certified at Level 4

Diet Specialist – Level 5 Advanced Certified Nutrition Diploma

Online - eLearning, available anytime

This diploma builds on the three pillars of nutrition which include understanding food and nutrients, translating these concepts into healthy eating practices and then using this knowledge to effect change in others both on an individual and group level. The course also covers specialist areas including plant-based diets, low fat/carb diets, religious groups, sport groups […]

Reference: CC061

Course level: AfN certified at Level 5

Early Start Nutrition – Food & Nutrition for infants

Online or Classroom-East London

The  Food and Nutrition for Infants will support you to learn more about: The importance of developing healthy eating habits in the early years Information on breastfeeding and formula feeding, such as safe preparation and storage The recommended age to introduce solid foods Suitable foods to offer in the first year, considering texture and finger foods […]

Reference: CC029

Course level: AfN certified at Level 3

Early Start Nutrition – Healthy Eating in Pregnancy

Online

The  Healthy Eating in Pregnancy is an e-learning module which will support healthcare professionals to learn more about: The key dietary messages to communicate to women on the importance of a balanced diet The recommendations for key nutrient requirements during pregnancy Food safety and the foods which are recommended to avoid during pregnancy The requirements […]

Reference: CC050

Course level: AfN certified at Level 3

Food Active Food in Care – Nutrition and Health for Children in Care

Workshop

An innovative training programme developed by registered nutritionists and experienced foster carers. The course is aimed at anyone who has a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting the quality of life of children in care. Participants will acquire practical knowledge about a healthy and balanced diet, how to overcome the barriers to […]

Reference: CC060

Course level: AfN certified at Level 3

Future Fit Training – Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

Online - eLearning, available anytime

Good nutrition is essential throughout our lives but especially during childhood. In this interactive e-learning course you will learn about the factors that influence children’s eating habits and the importance of establishing appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards food. Childhood obesity is one of the most serious global health challenges facing the twenty-first century. You will […]

Reference: CC08R

Course level: AfN certified at Level 4

Future Fit Training – Diploma in Weight Loss Management

Online - eLearning, available anytime

Weight gain is a complex issue and requires an in-depth understanding of both the physiological and psychological processes that underlie change. This diploma will provide you with an extensive grounding in the principles of nutrition as well as the tools to overcome the barriers and challenges that can interfere with or prevent weight loss. You will […]

Reference: CC052

Course level: AfN certified at Level 4

Future Fit Training – Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management

Online - eLearning, available anytime

Weight gain is a complex issue and requires an in-depth understanding of both the physiological and psychological processes that underlie change. This diploma will provide you with an extensive grounding in the principles of nutrition as well as the tools to overcome the barriers and challenges that can interfere with or prevent weight loss. You will […]

Reference: CC051

Course level: AfN certified at Level 4

Future Fit Training – Nutrition and Weight Management

Online - eLearning, available anytime

Gain specialist and extensive knowledge of nutrition and how it applies to different sections of the population. In addition to the fundamentals of nutrition and weight management, you will also learn about the specific dietary requirements of people with sport and exercise goals, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children. You will gain the skills and […]

Reference: CC07R

Course level: AfN certified at Level 4

Future Fit Training – Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Level 3

Online - eLearning, available anytime

This course focuses on the nutrient requirements of those involved in sport and exercise – from the regular gym-goer who wants to gain muscle to the marathon runner who wants to optimise performance. In addition to the general application of nutrition to sport and exercise you will gain a thorough understanding of the range of […]

Reference: CC011R

Course level: AfN certified at Level 4

Future Fit Training – Pre and Postnatal Nutrition Level 3

Online - eLearning, available anytime

This course will provide you with a sound understanding of how to apply the principles of nutrition during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. It will explain the specific changes that occur in a woman’s nutritional requirements during this time and how to address them. In particular, you will learn about the key vitamins and minerals needed […]

Reference: CC09R

Course level: AfN certified at Level 4

Introduction to Eating Well in Healthcare Programme (free for Brakes customers)

Online training - available any time

This unique online training course is designed to meet the complex demands of those working within the care home catering sector. The course provides a vital understanding of how to prepare food to support the diverse dietary requirements of people living in long-term healthcare.

Reference: CC013R

Course level: AfN certified at Level 3

Kent Community Health NHS Trust – Food Champion Programme (free)

The 2 day training covers healthy eating and key nutritional messages including; applying the Eatwell plate to everyday meals, reading and understanding food labels, fats and sugar information, dispelling myths and misconceptions on nutritional messages, practical cooking workshops, case studies and goal setting. The one year mentor support offers valuable contact time with a member […]

Reference: (CC005R)

Course level: AfN certified at Level 3

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust – Early Years Nutrition

At the end of the training trainees will: Have a basic understanding of why current guidelines recommend the introduction of solid foods at 26 weeks (6 months) and how to tell whether a baby is ready for solid foods. Have a basic understanding of the types and texture of food to introduce to babies when […]

Reference: CC018R

Course level: AfN certified at Level 3 & 4

Pocket Nutrition – Healthy Eating & Well-being

Online eLearning, available anytime

Learn about nutrition and health with our clear, authoritative and practical 11 hour course.  This course has been designed to provide you with knowledge of a wide range of subjects, comprising of 11 sections including: the digestive system, nutrients, elements of a balanced diet, basic rules/guidelines of food labeling, nutritional imbalances and health and well […]

Reference: CC066

Course level: AfN certified at Level 3