The 3 year diploma programme is proposed on a unit basis. The programme operates within the framework of two semesters per year, with each semester comprising of 21 weeks in all.
Duration: 3 years
If you are interested in promoting good health and preventing ill health, then a career in nutrition should suit your interest. A Diploma in Nutrition opens up a number of opportunities in the health sector as Nutrition Technicians (or Assistants) which presents as a stepping stone to diversifying or specialising in other areas in nutrition.
A Nutrition Technician can pursue further studies to become a qualified Nutritionist or Dietitian in any specialist field such as Public Health or Clinical nutrition.
Nutrition Technicians can also avail career opportunities in:
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
S5 and Mature Applicants:
The programme has an extensive component of Work-based Experience which is spread across the 6 semesters where students obtain work relevant skills by being attached to a service area where they are expected to work in the future.