College of Management and IT (CMIT)

QQI Nutrition course

Qualification under the NFQ.

eLearning course with Tutor Support.

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Course Details

This distance learning, QQI Nutrition course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

This course is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge and competence in the area of human nutrition to include the nutritional composition of food and the effects of food and nutrition on an individual’s health and personal wellbeing.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments for this QQI Nutrition course online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this Nutrition course?
  • Aspiring Nutritionists: This course is an excellent choice for individuals who aspire to become professional nutritionists or dietitians, as it provides a solid foundation in nutrition science.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors, and physiotherapists, can benefit from this course to deepen their understanding of nutrition and its impact on patient care.
  • Fitness and Wellness Coaches: If you’re involved in the fitness or wellness industry, this course can enhance your knowledge of nutrition, enabling you to offer more comprehensive guidance to your clients.
  • Individuals with Personal Interest: Anyone with a personal interest in nutrition and a desire to make informed dietary choices for themselves and their families can find this course informative and practical.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Leaving Cert, Level 4 award or equivalent, and/or relevant Life or Work Experience.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland and hold a valid PPS Number.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills in order to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be directed to the college.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers in addition to a computer with internet access and word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word or Google Docs) is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>


How CMIT eLearning Works…
Topics covered in this QQI Nutrition course
Unit 1: Introduction to nutrition
  • Introduction
  • Recommended levels of nutrition
  • How the body absorbs nutrients
  • The food pyramid
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
Unit 2: Macronutrients
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Water
Unit 3: Micronutrients
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiency
  • Micronutrient retention factors
Unit 4: Nutrition and health
  • Food labelling
  • Food additives
  • Diet related diseases
  • Common eating disorders
  • This Nutrition course is assessed through completion of two assessments and an exam.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This Nutrition course leads to a Level 5 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 5 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 5 Healthcare Support (5M4339). For more details contact us.
  • Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Nutrition (5N2006) from QQI.
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details

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