Access to Nutrition and Dietetics
Full qualification title

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Science Professions)

Learning Aim Reference
No. of Credits
60 Credits at Level 3 (15 Ungraded & 45 Graded)
UCAS Tariff Points
Maximum 144 points depending on grades
Course fee
£1248 (includes £145 registration fee)
Payment options
Pay in full upfront (£50 Discount available) | Monthly Installments (from £104 per month)
Flexible study (typically takes 8-10 months, but you can work at your own pace to complete in a time that suits you) Extension option available
Course start date
This course can be started at any time of the year
Nutritious food

A summary of the course

  • Change your career focus to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 100% online learning
  • Convenient study from home or any location of your choice
  • Study with tutor support
  • An effective route for fulfilling university entry criteria in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Flexible payment options offered
  • 24/7 access to interactive learning materials and activities
  • No exams, no set time for online classes but instead learn in your own time
  • Guidance with UCAS applications, including an academic reference
  • Trustpilot rating of 4.9/5.0

About Your Diploma

If your goal has been to enter the field of nutrition and dietetics but you’ve encountered barriers due to a lack of qualifications, or you are considering a career shift, our Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics at Academy Online Learning is the perfect gateway. This diploma is designed for individuals aiming to begin or advance in nutrition and dietetics. Many students are able to complete the course within 8-10 months, though it is structured to be finished in one year.


Excellent Preparation for Nutrition and Dietetics at University

This diploma is crucial for those planning to pursue a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at university. Acknowledged by UK universities for its comprehensive approach, it prepares you for diverse specialisations within the field. The course covers essential topics such as Research Skills, Biochemical Molecules, and Chemistry for Biologists, providing the skills and knowledge necessary for university-level success. An Individual Learning Plan helps you effectively manage your assignments and maintain steady progress.


Getting Started with Academy Online Learning

As a leading online education provider in the UK, Academy Online Learning offers this Level 3 nationally recognised qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Our course is entirely online and designed with flexibility in mind, allowing you to balance your studies with other commitments.


Stay On Top of Your Learning

Our online course enables you to manage your learning, without the need to attend scheduled classes online or travel to and from a college. You can begin at any time, progress through the course material at your preferred pace, and if you require assistance, you can reach out to your personal tutor for support via telephone or videoconference. All tutors are qualified, experienced educators and experts in their relevant fields.

While Maths and English are not necessary for our diploma, they are required by universities at a Grade 4/C or above. You may choose to study these subjects alongside your diploma through our comprehensive online Functional Skills courses (including online exams) or our GCSE programs.


Be sure to check that your qualifications meet the requirements of your chosen university before enrolling.

For more information about careers in Nutrition and Dietetics, click here.

Additionally, we offer comprehensive support for your UCAS applications, including providing an academic reference.

100% of Nutrition & Dietetics AOLL applicants 
were offered a place for September 2023

Social science units on this course (Graded)

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Price Options

The cost of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professions) and the Access to Business is £1248, and can be paid in monthly instalments from £104 per month over 12 months with 0% interest. Or discounted price at £1198 (£50 saving) when paid in full upfront.

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* Includes £145 registration fee and certification with our awarding organisation, Skills and Education Access Group

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"there is no doubt the academic progress made by students throughout the course prepares them for higher education" - this is "Commendable"

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Units on this course (Ungraded)

Get into university with an Access to Higher Education Diploma

This gives you an opportunity to shine when you are invited for an interview at the university. You...

Academic Writing Skills

This can be awarded against a level 3 essay. In essay preparation, you will be expected to research...

How does society affect health

There are many diseases and consequently many causes of diseases. Identifying the prevalence of...

Research Skills
Correlations, Experiments, Observations, Case Studies Questionnaires and Surveys. Develop your own piece of research in a standard report format.
Information Literacy

Information Literacy Skills help learners to understand the range and quality of available resources...

Social science units on this course (Graded)

How do drugs affect the brain

This covers the central nervous system, Grey and White matter. You will be considering key concepts...

Biology units on this course (Graded)

Jars of urine

This unit looks at homeostasis and the kidney as a homeostatic organ. You will be researching the...

Body Structure and Function

(cannot combine with: Cell Differentiation and Tissues; DNA and Protein Synthesis; Human circulation...

Musculoskeletal System

The skeletal system is the primary focus of attention in this unit where you will be given the...

Biochemical Molecules

In this unit you will learn about the structure and properties of carbohydrates, lipids (fats)...

Fruit and vegetables

Here you will be given the opportunity to explore the components and function of a balanced diet...

Endocrine system hormones

The main theme in this unit is to develop an understanding of the hormone system and the endocrine...

Non infectious disease

The topical area for this unit considers the nature of a range of non-infectious diseases including...

Chemistry units on this course (Graded)

Chemistry in Society

This unit looks at how chemistry has developed over time and how societies have become reliant on...

Chemistry for biology

No matter which precise field of the Health Professions you intend to enter, you will need to have...

Poppies are used to make morphine

Doctors, whether in primary care or as specialists prescribe drugs and medicines every day.  Other...

  Our Access to Higher Education diplomas offer: No need to pay for extras or upgrades - it is ALL included!
Self-paced online learning with 1:1 tutor support
Access your course materials immediately
Study anywhere - anytime
Face to face tutorials on demand, scheduled when you need them
One-to-one tutor support via state of the art video conference suite, email or by phone
Study around your work and home life commitments
Work at your own pace and complete within 8-12 months
Tailored individual learning plan to achieve success
Benefit from subject specialist tutors
Access to our online material written and developed by leading professionals in the industry
Interact with your tutor via our easy to use messaging service
Network with like-minded students via student messaging group
Access to your course 24/7
Tailor the course to fit your needs*
UCAS Application support to help with your personal statement
UCAS final check before submission


*Some university courses will want to see specific units - plan what is required and we will mix and match key units

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Great course, learnt so much. Felt supported throughout from different Tutors. Massive help with UCAS application.
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Date of experience: 20 February 2024
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Rachel Cawthorne AOLL Student
Very trusting company, everyone responds promptly. All tutors were very helpful, especially Steve, Alison and Amy. Thank you for all your help!
Date of experience: 02 March 2024

Podcast - Nutrition & Dietetic student:

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Megan Andrew ELCAS Student
The access to the course was easy and simple to use the virtual learning area. The tutors where on hand with messages and if needs be phone calls. I enjoyed the course and it was good that the course could be paused as I needed as life changed and things made it that I couldn’t continue the course at times. This is very useful being military expecially when deployments come around the course can be paused until the end of the deployment.
Date of experience: 10 October 2023