Level 6 degree apprenticeship
Earn while you learn and gain advanced qualifications and skills in dietetics and become eligible for registration with the HCPC
About the apprenticeship
Course length: 3 years, part-time
Start date: March 2024
Course level: Level 6
University award: BSc (Hons) Dietetics
How much it costs: funded through the employer
- Gain a unique understanding of nutrition, food composition, diet and metabolism
- Learn through academic study and practice-based learning experiences
- Become eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is compulsory for practising dieticians in the UK
During this apprenticeship you will learn how diet therapy can be used to promote health, treat both acute and long-term conditions, and achieve effective care for service users.
You will develop the ability to integrate theory and practice through intellectual enquiry and reflective practice. This includes how to engage inter-professionally as a valued member of a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality, person-centred care.
This course meets the dietitian (integrated degree) apprenticeship standard and will enable you to gain eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) needed to practice as a dietitian in the UK.
How you learn
This is a part-time distance learning course. You will attend the programme through a one week block release of online live teaching, in addition to self-directed learning supported with online anytime access learning materials and work-based learning tasks.
As an apprentice you’ll develop a critical approach to the evidence that underpins dietetics, gaining a deeper understanding of current issues at the forefront of clinical practice.
You will learn how to apply theory to practice through simulated and practical learning exercises throughout the course.
This is a part-time distance learning course. You will attend the programme through a one week block release of online live teaching, in addition to self-directed learning. This will be supported with online anytime access learning materials and work-based learning tasks.
You will learn through:
- work based learning in clinical placements
- written coursework
- reflective accounts and case studies
- poster and group presentations
- professional portfolio
You will progress through the course following successful achievement of assessments, which address the learning outcomes for each module and allow you to complete the course.
You will also complete an end-point assessment towards the end of the apprenticeship.
- be over 18
- not be in full time education
- have the right to abode in the UK
- meet the course entry requirements
GCSE (or equivalent)
Maths and English at level 2 or above (grade 4, or previously C)
If you don't have this yet, you'll need to achieve this level before you take your end-point assessment.
You'll need to provide evidence that you have successfully completed a Level 3 qualification and have at least 6 months experience in a health and social care setting to apply.
If you do not have at least 6 months experience working in a health and social care setting, you must hold one of the following:
- 96 UCAS points from 3 A levels
- Level 3 BTEC National Qualifications MMM
- Access to HE Diploma
- Level 3 Higher Technical Qualifications
- Previous degree level or higher study including Foundation Degrees
Your understanding of health and social care and the profession is assessed throughout the selection event processes. We will also consider you if you have alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience
The programme adopts a blended learning approach with modules delivered through a combination of lectures, class-based seminars, practical work and three placement blocks throughout the course.
- Personal and Professional Development
- Collaboration for Individual and Community Wellbeing
- Essentials in Food and Nutrition
- Biosciences for Dietitians
- Lifecourse Nutrition
- Skills for Dietitians 1
- Assessing and Addressing Complexity
- Lifestyle in Long Term Conditions
- Evidence and Enquiry for Practice
- Clinical Sciences
- Applied Nutrition Support
- Skills for Dietitians 2
- Professional Leadership
- Working with Complexity in Practice
- The Advancing Professional
- The Competent Practitioner
- Independent Study
- Reflection and Consolidation
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change.
If you are an applicant
To apply for this apprenticeship, you must first have a suitable employer who can support your application. We can support you to encourage your employer to offer an apprenticeship. You will then apply for the course through them.
If you don’t currently have a job, we can help you find an apprenticeship.
If you are an employer
If you want to offer an apprenticeship for an existing employee or a new recruit, get in touch.
If you have 15 or more potential apprentices, we can tailor the programme to your business.
This course is delivered by Sheffield Hallam as part of the South Yorkshire Institute of Technology