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Level 4 Nutritionist


15 Units

300 Guided Learning Hours

2 CPDs

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Give your career in health and fitness an industry-leading head start.

Elevate your career in the world of health and fitness with our cutting-edge Level 4 Nutritionist course. Prepare to embark on an exhilarating journey that will equip you with industry-leading expertise and set you apart as a Level 4 Nutritionist.

Dive deep into the fascinating world of nutrition as completion of the Level 4 Nutritionist course will see you earn not only the respected Level 3 Diet and Nutrition qualification but also the Level 4 Nutrition for Weight Management & Athletic Performance. Our comprehensive curriculum ensures you develop a detailed understanding of the intricate relationship between food, health, and performance.

Our commitment to your success extends to the business aspect of your career as you'll also gain valuable insights with 2 additional CPDs: The LEAP Academy Small Business Finance and the LEAP Academy Social Media and Branding. These additional courses will empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to launch and run a thriving nutrition business.

Pursue your dream of a career in nutrition and unlock the secrets to optimising health, performance, and well-being for your clients.

Are you ready to take your passion for nutrition to the next level? Becoming a Level 4 Nutritionist will accelerate your career to new heights! Get ready to unlock a world of benefits that will kick-start your career in nutrition.

You’ll achieve a level of expertise that sets you apart in the industry. With your Level 3 Diet and Nutrition certification, you will develop a solid foundation of knowledge, and by completing the accompanying Level 4 Nutrition for Weight Management & Athletic Performance you'll become a trusted authority on nutrition, equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide your clients toward optimal health.

You'll tap into a niche that is booming with potential. The world of sports nutrition is a progressive and exciting industry, with athletes and fitness enthusiasts constantly seeking expert advice to enhance their performance and achieve their goals. With this specialised knowledge, you'll be  in demand, getting to work with professional athletes, sports teams, or even establishing your own sports nutrition consultancy.

Unlock your full potential and embark on an exciting journey that will transform lives.

Throughout the Level 4 Nutritionist course you will cover the following topics:

Level 3 Diet & Nutrition

  • Dietary planning for specific needs
  • Food additives and labelling
  • Nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Nutritional requirements of older adults
  • Principles of healthy eating
  • Roles and responsibilities when providing nutritional advice
  • Weight management

Level 4 Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletics Performance

  • Systems of the human body
  • Human metabolism
  • Fuelling for athletic performance
  • Common diets and food labelling
  • Strategising nutritional goals for clients

As well as the qualifications named above, you’ll also receive the following additional certifications:

  • Leap Academy Social Media and Branding
  • Leap Academy Small Business Finance

Level 3 Diet & Nutrition

Unit 1: Dietary planning for specific needs

  • Understand the nutritional needs of individuals with special dietary requirements
  • Understand obstacles to adhering to a specific diet
  • Be able to plan meals for a specific dietary requirement

Unit 2: Food additives and labelling

  • Understand food and drink labelling
  • Be able to analyse food labels
  • Understand the use of food additives

Unit 3: Principles of nutrition

  • Understand the process of digestion
  • Understand the role of nutrients in the body

Unit 4: Nutrition for sport and exercise

  • Understand the body’s energy systems in relation to sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of micronutrients in sport and exercise
  • Understand the importance of hydration for sport and exercise
  • Understand the principles of nutrition planning for sport and exercise
  • Be able to plan an effective diet for a selected sport or exercise programme

Unit 5: Nutritional needs of children and young people

  • Understand the nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating for children and young people
  • Understand obstacles to healthy eating for children and young people
  • Be able to plan to improve the nutritional health of children and young people

Unit 6: Nutritional requirements of older adults

  • Understand the nutritional needs of older adults
  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating for older adults
  • Understand obstacles to healthy eating for older adults
  • Be able to plan to improvements in the nutritional health of older adults

Unit 7: Apply principles of healthy eating

  • Understand guidance on healthy eating
  • Understand the components of a healthy diet
  • Understand the links between nutrition and health
  • Understand how to promote healthy eating
  • Be able to apply the principles of healthy eating

Unit 8: Understanding roles and responsibilities for providing nutritional advice

  • Understand occupational roles and responsibilities in relation to nutritional guidance
  • Understand own responsibilities in relation to providing nutritional guidance

Unit 9: Weight management

  • Understand the principles of weight control
  • Understand eating disorders
  • Understand approaches to weight management
  • Be able to plan a weight management programme for an individual

Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletics Performance

Unit 1: Systems of the Human Body

  • The structure and function of the skin and skeletal system 
  • The structure and function of the nervous and muscular system
  • The structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • The structure and function of the endocrine system
  • The structure and function of the digestive and urinary systems
  • The structure and function of the reproductive and lymphatic systems

Unit 2: Human metabolism, the energy balance, and the currency of calories

  • Energy balance and the human body
  • How the body stores and uses carbohydrates
  • How the body stores and uses protein
  • How the body stores and uses fat
  • How the body stores energy
  • The importance of hydration and water
  • Vitamins and minerals for exercise

Unit 3: Applied Nutrition for Health

  • Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Carbohydrates and the glycaemic index
  • The role of proteins
  • Fats and their role with athletes
  • The role of micronutrients

Unit 4: Fuelling for athletic performance

  • Hydration, water, and sweat loss
  • The role of metabolism in the body
  • The use of fuel before exercise
  • The use of fuel during exercise
  • The use of fuel after exercise

Unit 5: Common diets, food labelling, and the effects of marketing

  • National food and nutritional government guidelines
  • The rules of food labelling
  • Common diets
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Analysing food diaries and fluid intake
  • How to implement nutritional change
  • Professional standards for nutritional advice

Unit 6: Supplemental aids and strategising nutritional goals for clients

  • How to agree and set nutritional goals
  • Pre- and post-competition nutritional strategies
  • Supplementation for nutrition
  • Illegal supplements (Anabolics/fat burners)

Social Media and Branding

  • Unit 1: Introduction and Building a Brand
  • Unit 2: Social media channels
  • Unit 3: Email marketing
  • Unit 4: Social media tactics and strategies
  • Unit 5: Building your own success

Small Business Finance

  • Unit 1: Introduction to self-employment
  • Unit 2: Business structure
  • Unit 3: Tax
  • Unit 4: Basics of financial information
  • Unit 5: Financial reporting
  • Unit 6: Planning and forecasting
  • Unit 7: Data for success
  • Unit 8: Raising finance
  • Unit 9: Important extras

Designed to be the perfect access point into the nutrition industry, our Level 4 Nutritionist Course requires no previous experience or qualifications to get started.

As an entry-level nutrition course, it is suitable for learners of all experience levels. Whether you're a novice or have some basic knowledge, this course will give you the qualifications you need to support clients.

Our team of expert tutors will support you through the course material where required, ensuring that remain on track to develop the skills necessary to succeed in this industry.

Our course is created to accommodate learners from all walks of life and all experience levels. We provide comprehensive resources, practical exercises, and real-time guidance that will help you develop an in-depth understanding of nutrition and its relation to exercise.

Everything you need to go from beginner to expert is included. Our Level 4 Nutritionist course is the perfect starting point for your career in wellness. Embrace the opportunity to learn, grow, and transform your passion for fitness and nutrition into a fulfilling career doing something you love.

Our Elite Level 4 Nutritionist course is designed to ensure that you have a full understanding of each unit. We use various techniques, including multiple-choice tests, written exams, and reflection papers, to evaluate your knowledge of the course material in an engaging manner.

Multiple-choice tests are used to challenge your understanding and gauge your ability in key areas. Meanwhile, our written exams evaluate your ability to apply the knowledge and concepts learned throughout the course, testing your practical skills and problem-solving capabilities.

To encourage critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the course material, we also use reflection papers in the assessment process. These papers encourage you to consider how the learned topics can be applied to real-life situations.

Our team of tutors are available to support you through each unit, offering valuable insights and tips to increase your chances of success. We also provide access to comprehensive study resources, practice exams, and practical exercises, enabling you to continually refine your knowledge and skills.

Upon successfully completing this course package, you will receive two industry-recognised qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Diet & Nutrition
  • Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletics Performance

These qualifications are accredited by Innovate Awarding and Focus Awards. Both awarding organisations are regulated by Ofqual, ensuring that the qualifications meet high standards of quality and credibility.

Innovate Awarding and Focus Awards are renowned for their innovative and dynamic approach to developing qualifications. They offer a wide range of off-the-shelf, customised, and bespoke qualifications across various sectors, all within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). By obtaining qualifications from these respected awarding organisations, you can be confident in the recognition and validity of your achievements.

These qualifications serve as a testament to your dedication, knowledge, and skills, positioning you as a respected professional in the field.

The Level 4 Nutritionist course offers an excellent starting point for individuals looking to enter the sports nutrition industry. The 2 qualifications you will gain on completion of this course will broaden the scope of services you can provide to clients.

You will have gained the skills required to work in various nutrition-based roles such as:

  • Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Diet and Nutrition Specialist
  • Wellness Coach

Being able to offer a comprehensive package that addresses both diet and nutrition empowers you to meet the diverse needs of your clients. It positions you as a trusted professional capable of delivering tailored advice that provides sustainable results.

Pursue your dream of a career in nutrition and unlock the secrets to optimising health, performance, and well-being for your clients.

Are you ready to take your passion for nutrition to the next level? Becoming a Level 4 Nutritionist will accelerate your career to new heights! Get ready to unlock a world of benefits that will kick-start your career in nutrition.

You’ll achieve a level of expertise that sets you apart in the industry. With your Level 3 Diet and Nutrition certification, you will develop a solid foundation of knowledge, and by completing the accompanying Level 4 Nutrition for Weight Management & Athletic Performance you'll become a trusted authority on nutrition, equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide your clients toward optimal health.

You'll tap into a niche that is booming with potential. The world of sports nutrition is a progressive and exciting industry, with athletes and fitness enthusiasts constantly seeking expert advice to enhance their performance and achieve their goals. With this specialised knowledge, you'll be  in demand, getting to work with professional athletes, sports teams, or even establishing your own sports nutrition consultancy.

Unlock your full potential and embark on an exciting journey that will transform lives.

Throughout the Level 4 Nutritionist course you will cover the following topics:

Level 3 Diet & Nutrition

  • Dietary planning for specific needs
  • Food additives and labelling
  • Nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Nutritional requirements of older adults
  • Principles of healthy eating
  • Roles and responsibilities when providing nutritional advice
  • Weight management

Level 4 Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletics Performance

  • Systems of the human body
  • Human metabolism
  • Fuelling for athletic performance
  • Common diets and food labelling
  • Strategising nutritional goals for clients

As well as the qualifications named above, you’ll also receive the following additional certifications:

  • Leap Academy Social Media and Branding
  • Leap Academy Small Business Finance

Level 3 Diet & Nutrition

Unit 1: Dietary planning for specific needs

  • Understand the nutritional needs of individuals with special dietary requirements
  • Understand obstacles to adhering to a specific diet
  • Be able to plan meals for a specific dietary requirement

Unit 2: Food additives and labelling

  • Understand food and drink labelling
  • Be able to analyse food labels
  • Understand the use of food additives

Unit 3: Principles of nutrition

  • Understand the process of digestion
  • Understand the role of nutrients in the body

Unit 4: Nutrition for sport and exercise

  • Understand the body’s energy systems in relation to sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in sport and exercise
  • Understand the role of micronutrients in sport and exercise
  • Understand the importance of hydration for sport and exercise
  • Understand the principles of nutrition planning for sport and exercise
  • Be able to plan an effective diet for a selected sport or exercise programme

Unit 5: Nutritional needs of children and young people

  • Understand the nutritional needs of children and young people
  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating for children and young people
  • Understand obstacles to healthy eating for children and young people
  • Be able to plan to improve the nutritional health of children and young people

Unit 6: Nutritional requirements of older adults

  • Understand the nutritional needs of older adults
  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating for older adults
  • Understand obstacles to healthy eating for older adults
  • Be able to plan to improvements in the nutritional health of older adults

Unit 7: Apply principles of healthy eating

  • Understand guidance on healthy eating
  • Understand the components of a healthy diet
  • Understand the links between nutrition and health
  • Understand how to promote healthy eating
  • Be able to apply the principles of healthy eating

Unit 8: Understanding roles and responsibilities for providing nutritional advice

  • Understand occupational roles and responsibilities in relation to nutritional guidance
  • Understand own responsibilities in relation to providing nutritional guidance

Unit 9: Weight management

  • Understand the principles of weight control
  • Understand eating disorders
  • Understand approaches to weight management
  • Be able to plan a weight management programme for an individual

Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletics Performance

Unit 1: Systems of the Human Body

  • The structure and function of the skin and skeletal system 
  • The structure and function of the nervous and muscular system
  • The structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • The structure and function of the endocrine system
  • The structure and function of the digestive and urinary systems
  • The structure and function of the reproductive and lymphatic systems

Unit 2: Human metabolism, the energy balance, and the currency of calories

  • Energy balance and the human body
  • How the body stores and uses carbohydrates
  • How the body stores and uses protein
  • How the body stores and uses fat
  • How the body stores energy
  • The importance of hydration and water
  • Vitamins and minerals for exercise

Unit 3: Applied Nutrition for Health

  • Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Carbohydrates and the glycaemic index
  • The role of proteins
  • Fats and their role with athletes
  • The role of micronutrients

Unit 4: Fuelling for athletic performance

  • Hydration, water, and sweat loss
  • The role of metabolism in the body
  • The use of fuel before exercise
  • The use of fuel during exercise
  • The use of fuel after exercise

Unit 5: Common diets, food labelling, and the effects of marketing

  • National food and nutritional government guidelines
  • The rules of food labelling
  • Common diets
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Analysing food diaries and fluid intake
  • How to implement nutritional change
  • Professional standards for nutritional advice

Unit 6: Supplemental aids and strategising nutritional goals for clients

  • How to agree and set nutritional goals
  • Pre- and post-competition nutritional strategies
  • Supplementation for nutrition
  • Illegal supplements (Anabolics/fat burners)

Social Media and Branding

  • Unit 1: Introduction and Building a Brand
  • Unit 2: Social media channels
  • Unit 3: Email marketing
  • Unit 4: Social media tactics and strategies
  • Unit 5: Building your own success

Small Business Finance

  • Unit 1: Introduction to self-employment
  • Unit 2: Business structure
  • Unit 3: Tax
  • Unit 4: Basics of financial information
  • Unit 5: Financial reporting
  • Unit 6: Planning and forecasting
  • Unit 7: Data for success
  • Unit 8: Raising finance
  • Unit 9: Important extras

Designed to be the perfect access point into the nutrition industry, our Level 4 Nutritionist Course requires no previous experience or qualifications to get started.

As an entry-level nutrition course, it is suitable for learners of all experience levels. Whether you're a novice or have some basic knowledge, this course will give you the qualifications you need to support clients.

Our team of expert tutors will support you through the course material where required, ensuring that remain on track to develop the skills necessary to succeed in this industry.

Our course is created to accommodate learners from all walks of life and all experience levels. We provide comprehensive resources, practical exercises, and real-time guidance that will help you develop an in-depth understanding of nutrition and its relation to exercise.

Everything you need to go from beginner to expert is included. Our Level 4 Nutritionist course is the perfect starting point for your career in wellness. Embrace the opportunity to learn, grow, and transform your passion for fitness and nutrition into a fulfilling career doing something you love.

Our Elite Level 4 Nutritionist course is designed to ensure that you have a full understanding of each unit. We use various techniques, including multiple-choice tests, written exams, and reflection papers, to evaluate your knowledge of the course material in an engaging manner.

Multiple-choice tests are used to challenge your understanding and gauge your ability in key areas. Meanwhile, our written exams evaluate your ability to apply the knowledge and concepts learned throughout the course, testing your practical skills and problem-solving capabilities.

To encourage critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the course material, we also use reflection papers in the assessment process. These papers encourage you to consider how the learned topics can be applied to real-life situations.

Our team of tutors are available to support you through each unit, offering valuable insights and tips to increase your chances of success. We also provide access to comprehensive study resources, practice exams, and practical exercises, enabling you to continually refine your knowledge and skills.

Upon successfully completing this course package, you will receive two industry-recognised qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Diet & Nutrition
  • Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletics Performance

These qualifications are accredited by Innovate Awarding and Focus Awards. Both awarding organisations are regulated by Ofqual, ensuring that the qualifications meet high standards of quality and credibility.

Innovate Awarding and Focus Awards are renowned for their innovative and dynamic approach to developing qualifications. They offer a wide range of off-the-shelf, customised, and bespoke qualifications across various sectors, all within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). By obtaining qualifications from these respected awarding organisations, you can be confident in the recognition and validity of your achievements.

These qualifications serve as a testament to your dedication, knowledge, and skills, positioning you as a respected professional in the field.

The Level 4 Nutritionist course offers an excellent starting point for individuals looking to enter the sports nutrition industry. The 2 qualifications you will gain on completion of this course will broaden the scope of services you can provide to clients.

You will have gained the skills required to work in various nutrition-based roles such as:

  • Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Diet and Nutrition Specialist
  • Wellness Coach

Being able to offer a comprehensive package that addresses both diet and nutrition empowers you to meet the diverse needs of your clients. It positions you as a trusted professional capable of delivering tailored advice that provides sustainable results.

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