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Weight Management Consultant - Level 3 Diploma Course

Course Format:Online Course (With Optional Paper-Based Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 200 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-3 Working Days (Email)
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Course Description

The Weight Management Consultant - Level 3 Diploma Course is designed for students interested in becoming a weight management consultant with the option to open and run their own business. This course will show how to design weight loss plans for others, to obtain information on how the body uses food and to teach the important benefits of nutritious foods. It is also suitable for people who wish to know more about the benefits of nutrition and healthy eating.

On completion of this course the student will have gained a comprehensive knowledge of why people may wish to lose weight, an understanding of eating disorders and how the digestive system works. By the end of this course the learner will have gained the knowledge that will allow them to read and understand food labels, work out a client's Body Mass Index and have the ability to be able to run their own weight management consultancy service.

The study material is designed to allow the learner to obtain information on how to educate clients into having a better relationship with food, and for them to gain an understanding of a programme to follow that will allow them to lose weight.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Level 3 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from NCFE.

The Weight Management Consultant - Level 3 Diploma Course includes the following units:
This introductory module examines the subject of weight problems and explores some of the reasons why this widespread concern is an issue for individuals, looking in particular at areas such as; confusion and reasons for weight control.
This module is focussed on the examination of recognised problematic relationships with food, in other words eating disorders and studies areas of relevance such as; Anorexia, Bulimia and binge eating.
This module looks specifically at food labels and examines the importance of taking note of the information provided on them in order to aid positive weight management, focussing on relevant considerations, such as; sugar, dates, and preservatives.
This module considers what different types of food are made up of and looks at what they contain, focussing specifically on areas such as; carbohydrates, what counts as five a day the importance of fruit and vegetables.
This module teaches about the nutrients in food known as vitamins and minerals and details what food contains what, what different nutrients do and how they affect the body.
This module promotes the understanding of the Body Mass Index and details various guidelines on how to calculate this for clients, BMI monitoring and the importance of portion control to maintain the correct index for the specific individual.
This module advises on how best to keep track of a client's progress. The materials contained predominantly examine; the production and usage of the record card, how to set goals and also teaching individuals to use weight loss charts.
This module studies the array of excuses individuals use in an attempt to justify why they gain weight. The materials explore some of the most commonly used explanations and examines ways in which you can respond in a positive way to challenge this reasoning and support individuals to make the right choices.
This module is concerned with the various types of diets available and examines the specific benefits and pitfalls associated with different options in order to instil you with the knowledge on choosing what is best for your client's needs.
This module looks at the importance of exercise with regards to weight management. The materials contained study why we need to be active and examines how exercise can be tailored to the individual to assist them with their weight loss goals and help them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
This module is an extension of module 11 in that it continues to explore the importance of exercise in helping to maintain a healthy weight. The materials contained here however look at more subtle ways in which exercise can be incorporated into everyday life, when other options such as attending a gym, for example, become a difficulty.
This module focusses specifically on how to create a diet plan to suit the individual needs of your client, looking at a range of considerations, such as; different types of meal, snack considerations and hitting a plateau.
This module considers weight management as a business, looking at how you can create and maintain your own company and manage your own clients. The materials contained looks at important considerations such as: legal aspects, sticking to a business plan and advertising.
This concluding module adds to all the knowledge gained in the course so far by providing some final tips which you can teach your clients, to give them that final push in achieving their weight management goals.
Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. 

Please Note: An optional hard-copy version of the course notes can be purchased for an additional £48.00. This is useful for learners who also want to study away from the computer and means they have course notes they can keep and refer back to beyond their online course license.

Delivery of the hard-copy materials is usually within 5 to 10 working days by a recorded delivery service.


There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Organisation.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

NCFE Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

On successful completion of this course students will receive a Level 3 Certificate of Achievement issued by NCFE and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The Certification has been accredited by NCFE as a Customised Qualification and leads to a certificate of achievement. It is not an Ofqual Regulated Qualification and the certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the course.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. This customised qualification has been developed by NCC to meet the specific needs of learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigor. The learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner. Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

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