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Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition Coaching

Level 4


Ofqual Accreditation Number 603/4330/8


The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to be able to help clients improve their nutritional habits through personalised coaching. Learners will be able to provide individualised, non-prescriptive, evidence-based advice to clients.

During the qualification learners will cover:

  • The role of a nutrition coach, including remit of practice and responsibilities.
  • The process of digestion, absorption and utilisation of nutrients.
  • The generalisable principles of nutrition.
  • How to adapt the generalised principles of nutrition for various populations with differing goals and health states.
  • How to perform an effective consultation.
  • How to read research in order to objectively assess new information.
  • The behavioural aspects of nutrition change, including the psychology of behavioural modification.

Learners must have a basic level of nutritional knowledge, this can be in the form of an accredited qualification, e.g. Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Exercise and Health or Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training or non-accredited training, e.g. BTN Foundation Academy.

Learners will need basic IT skills, and at least GCSE-level reading comprehension.

The course is purely online so learners will need access to a computer with a stable internet connection.

Learners must complete the 5 mandatory units.

  • E-assessment.

£300 Registration / Certification, eManual fee (combined)

This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Subject related Higher Education Degrees – Pending.
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training.
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning.
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise.

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