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Apprenticeship training course

Dietitian (integrated degree) (level 6)

Using advanced communication and behaviour-change skills to enable people to make lifestyle and food choices to improve their health.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
48 months
Apprenticeship category
Health and science
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Practice safely and effectively as an autonomous professional in line with HCPC requirements, the British Dietetic Association Code of Professional Conduct legislation, Care Quality Commission/equivalent requirements, ethical boundaries, national and local policies and procedures
  • Select and use a range of communication strategies, skills, techniques and technologies, including non-verbal communication skills, appropriate to the diverse range of individuals, groups and communities using dietetic services e.g. presentation to groups, 1-to-1 consultations
  • Obtain informed consent as appropriate
  • Appraise, select and use a range of techniques, technologies and resources to assess the nutritional needs of individuals groups and populations
  • Gather and evaluate complex information to assess the physical, psychological, socio-economic and nutritional status of individuals and groups to support dietetic interventions
  • Analyse and critically evaluate the information collected in order to identify nutritional needs and develop a dietetic diagnosis
  • Use evidence, reasoning, professional judgement and a logical and systematic approach to problem solving to determine appropriate actions; recognise personal responsibility for clinical decision making and be able to justify their actions in line with professional code of conduct
  • Formulate dietetic treatment plans based on dietetic diagnosis, including setting of goals and timescales tailored to the needs of individuals and groups
  • Assess and manage risks appropriately using relevant professionals and agencies
  • Develop, formulate and evaluate the effectiveness of appropriate and practical dietary advice for individuals, groups and populations, for example on safe procedures for food preparation and handling, the effect of food processing on nutritional quality, menu planning and nutritional information including food labels
  • Empower individuals to meet the aims of the treatment plan, by negotiating and agreeing a range of activities, including signposting to other agencies
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of nutrition and dietetic interventions using appropriate information, techniques and measures
  • Manage, maintain and audit individual healthcare records
  • Critically reflect on practice and take ownership of own, and contribute to other’s professional development
  • Undertake research, audit and evaluation in order to improve the quality of the dietetic services provided
  • Use statistical, epidemiological, and research skills to gather and interpret evidence to make reasoned conclusions to develop dietetic practice
  • Work collaboratively and in partnership with the wider health and social care team to ensure the best treatment and care is provided
  • Manage own workload, time and resources, including delegating, referring, signposting and discharging where appropriate
  • Use leadership skills
  • Appraise and use food labelling and health claims appropriately in the practical advice delivered to individuals, groups and populations

Full information on Dietitian (integrated degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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