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The main aim of the Certificate in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapies is to enable Learners to gain the necessary theoretical skills in order to provide healthy eating advice to the general public and to gain employment in the Complementary Therapy Industry.

Skills & Knowledge Gained:

• The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the healthy eating skills listed above effectively in particular the dietary requirements and common diseases and disorders.
• Development of their wider skills in a dietary advice setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving

• Develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Diet and Nutrition Adviser.

Qualification Gained

Itec Certificate in Diet and Nutrition

Course Content 

  • Digestive System
  • Diet & Water
  • Carbohydrate & Proteins
  • Fats & Lipids, Cholesterol
  • Fibre, Vitamins & Minerals
  • Nutritional Values, Guideline & Nutritional Imbalance
  • Food Processing
  • Anti-Nutrients, Pollutants & Introllerants
  • Hypoglycaemia & Diabetes
  • Obesity & Eating Disorders

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Class Sizes

We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello.  To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.

Assignment Support

We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.

Course Structure

This course currently runs 1 evening per week for 14 weeks.



Name: Nutritional Advisor

Cost: 899 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 29/05/08 - 28/08/18
  • Tues 6.30 - 9.30pm
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 18/09/18 - 04/12/18
  • Tues 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • ITEC Registration Fee: 95stg