British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Management
BANT is the professional body for nutrition practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests. All our students are required to become student members of BANT at the start of the course. During your clinical practice you will follow the BANT Code of Conduct. Student membership costs £80 during the first year (includes £60 registration fee) and £20 the second year. Your membership will give you access to a comprehensive natural medicines database which our students find very useful. You will also receive regular mailings and updates on what’s happening in the profession, and notice of the many CPD seminars that BANT run throughout the country. Upon successful completion of the first two years of your studies you will be eligible to apply for full membership.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
The CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, which is accountable to parliament. This means that the public can be further assured that the CNHC meets high standards in governance, standard-setting, education and training, management, complaints and information. Successful completion of the first two years of our MSc in Nutrition Science and Practice means you are eligible to apply for registration with the CNHC. Registration enables applicants to demonstrate that their training and experience meets the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for their profession.
N.B. All nutrition practitioners registered with BANT are also required to register with the CNHC and to follow and abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, and the BANT Professional Practice Handbook.