Dietitian apprenticeship

Assess, diagnose and monitor the impact of jointly agreed treatment plans

Dietitians are predominantly employed by the NHS and work in hospitals and in the community. You could also be employed in the food industry, as well as higher education, sport, media, and national and local government. Wherever you undertake this role, you’ll employ communication and behaviour-change skills to enable people to make lifestyle and food choices to improve their health. You’ll work in partnership with a person to assess, diagnose and monitor the impact of jointly agreed treatment plans. During the dietitian apprenticeship you’ll treat people from birth to old age in health and nutrition, gathering and analysing information from a variety of sources, such as results of blood tests and diagnostic investigations, and providing a tailored practical action plan using a holistic, person-centred approach. You’ll take an evidence-based approach to effectively support the prevention and management of a wide range of conditions. Dietitians also tailor specific nutritional diet related advice for groups and individuals across diverse populations and communities. As a dietitian, you’ll be professionally and legally accountable for your own actions and decisions. This means you must maintain your own knowledge and skill, and engage in continuing professional development activities to maintain your statutory registration.


Duration: 48 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and food technology

Entry requirements for the dietitian apprenticeship: Usually three A-levels, including biology, or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £27,000 per annum

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