Student Responsibilities

CNELM  has a number of Policies and Procedures in place to help you to understand what is expected and/or required of you as a student studying at CNELM.

As a collaborative partner with Middlesex University (MU) we agree to abide by MUs Regulations for students enrolled on courses validated by them, which are available online at:

Before starting your studies with us at CNELM we ask you to sign a Confirmation Agreement that includes, but not limited to the following:


      • You have been provided with sufficient information to make an informed choice regarding the courses you have been offered a place on.
      • studying for a higher education qualification will mean that you will need to engage in the course in a manner that enables you to meet the learning outcomes of the programme
      • you will take responsibility to read and comply with the Rules and Regulations of the programme and relevant Policies and Procedures; and acknowledge that necessary updates to Policies and Procedures following enrolment on a course occur and will apply to you
      • if in any doubt of what is required of you that you will ask for clarification
      • if there is any change in your physical, emotional or financial change in your circumstances affecting your capacity to engage with the programme, you will let us know at the earliest opportunity
      • that you are ‘fit’ to study and ‘fit’ to practice
      • CNELM as a collaborative partner with MU is required to uphold the standards and delegated responsibilities agreed with them and will operate within the guidance provided by the UK Quality Code and framework for Higher Education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Applicants can request to see a copy of the Confirmation Agreement and Policies and Procedures prior to Interview. Applicants are given access to these documents following Interview.

As a student you will have access online to all our policies and procedures including those that reflect MU’s Regulations. Many of our policies and procedures relate to what you need to know to progress through your course in a manner that demonstrates that the final degree award that you will receive from MU has been achieved in line with expectations of other MU awards and that your experience as a student is similar to students following similar University programmes; and meet the requirements of accreditation for courses leading to nutritional therapy practice by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission NTEC.

CNELM Policies and Procedures and documents made available to students include:

  • Academic & Professional Misconduct
  • Admissions and Enrolment
  • Advanced Learner APEL
  • Aims, Vision, Mission & Culture
  • Assessment
  • Attendance
  • Business Education & Ethics Committee
  • Cause of Concern
  • Client Information Security
  • Clinic Audit
  • College Etiquette
  • Communications
  • Complaints and Appeals
  • Dietary Educator Certificate
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Events and Speakers
  • Exam
  • Extensions and Deferment
  • Fitness to Practice
  • Health and Safety
  • IT Essentials and Recommendations
  • IT Facilities and Web Services Acceptable Use
  • Learning Resources
  • Lone Working
  • Marking and the 20 Point Scale
  • Nutrition Coach Diploma
  • Online Work Experience
  • Out of Sync
  • Payment, Charges and Refund Policy
  • Plagiarism, Referencing & Turnitin
  • Promotions
  • Recruitment & Disability
  • Research Ethics Committee
  • Staff Development
  • Student Access to Records
  • Student Rep Introductory Guide
  • Student Rights Statement
  • Student Access to Records Policy
  • Student Rights Statement
  • Student Support Policy
  • Student Voice & Engagement
  • Supervision, Mentoring and Team Meetings Policy


t: 0118 979 8686
f: 0118 979 8786
a: Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM) | PO Box 3739 | Wokingham | Berkshire | RG40 9UA

CNELM is a collaborative partner of Middlesex University (MDX). The undergraduate and postgraduate courses we teach are validated and  quality  assured by MDX. You will receive an MDX award on successful completion and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at their campus.

The NTEC accredits courses for nutritional therapy. The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition combined with CNELM’s Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD) are accredited by NTEC.

The CNHC is the voluntary regulator for complementary therapists including Nutritional Therapists. Following successful completion of one of our accredited routes to nutritional therapy practice you will be eligible to apply to register with CNHC as a Nutritional Therapist.

BANT is a professional body for Nutritional Therapists that have completed NTEC accredited courses, or have demonstrated having met the NTEC Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards set by Skills for Health for nutritional therapy. Practitioner members of BANT are required to register with the CNHC.

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has accredited CNELM’s Dietary Educator Certificate. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to register as a Dietary Educator with the FHT.

Students that meet verification standards for the ‘NLP Practitioner Certificate’ can apply to register with the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming ANLP.

Students registered with Qualifi that meet the outcomes of the Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD) Course assessed up to Level 6 will receive a Qualifi Endorsed Certificate. Qualifi is a recognised UK awarding organisation regulated in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).