Duration of Study Programme
1.5 Academic Years
This qualification has been created to develop and recognise the health coaches of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the health coaching and nutrition sectors. The Level 7 Extended Diploma in Health Coaching and Applied Nutrition is designed for learners with an advanced qualification that supports their development as coaches within the health and nutrition industry.
This qualification aims to meet your needs by:
- Provide learners with language skills, listening skills and the opportunity of being with another as a means to encourage and free clients to attempt health generating changes
- Enable learners to demonstrate proficiency in working from a comprehensive health history to design and implement personalised plans with clients
- Enable learners to demonstrate the skills needed to inspire accountability in their clients to adhere to goals
- Enable learners to demonstrate proficiency in question posing as a means to develop client self-awareness
- Enable learners to demonstrate proficiency in active, reflective and empathetic listening skills
- Teach learners to understand behaviour change and to demonstrate application in motivating others
- Enable learners to demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles of the profession.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
- Health and Nutrition I – Role of Health Coaching and CAM
- Health and Nutrition II – Nutrition and Health Coach Practice
- Contemporary and Community Health Issues
- Health Coaching I
- Health Coaching II – Behavioural Changes and Evidence-based Coaching
- Adult Education
- Practice Management
- Health Coach Ethics
- Professional Communication
- Capstone Research and Project
How you will learn
This diploma is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.
Method of Assessment
These qualifications are vocational as they can support a learner’s career progression. To meet QUALIFI’s aim to provide an appropriate assessment method each unit will be assessed through tasks that will be written in a way to make them realistic ‘work-related’ tasks wherever possible.
Learners will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and. Original thought, problem solving and recommendations on actions will also be asked for from learners where appropriate for the unit. Intellectual rigour will be expected appropriate to the level of the qualification.
Assignments will contain a question strand for each of the given unit’s learning outcomes. The assignment tasks will address the LO (learning outcome) and AC (assessment criteria) requirements. Within assignments there will always be requirements for learners to engage with important and relevant theory that underpins the subject area.
The assignment questions will require learners to draw on real organisations to illustrate their answers. To support this activity during the programme of learning, centres are required to make sure that they include case studies of relevant organisations and, wherever possible, facilitate in-company opportunities for learners to undertake research and investigation projects and/or support the organisation with various tasks. Mature and part-time learners will ideally be able to draw on their personal work experience too.
Sample assessments and marking scheme are available on request as part of the Qualification Specification supplied to centres.
QUALIFI has an assessment policy and procedure documents that are available to all centres delivering this qualification. QUALIFI’s ‘Handbook on Guidance and Requirements for Assessment and Marking’ covers the following:
• assessment strategy
• assessment arrangements for learners with a disability
• marking scheme/pass mark
• deferral after valid mitigating circumstances
• referral after failure
• dealing with difficulties in meeting assessment deadlines
• late submissions
• assessment boards
• cheating and plagiarism
• confidential material
- Level 6 Qualification or;
- First Degree
Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV preferably in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.
Fees & funding