IHS Course Recognition

IHS courses are both academically accredited and industry recognised

Academic Certification

The CI Level 4 Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching (VRQ) is approved by Ofqual as a UK level 4 (Irish level 6) regulated qualification. As a regulated qualification, it guarantees learners a high quality learning experience and employers, members of the public and others that the learner and IHS have reached the required standards.

The Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy is approved as a UK level 6 (Irish level 8) Self Regulated Qualification (SRQ), which means that is designed, delivered and awarded to the same quality standards as a regulated qualification, but is not regulated by Ofqual.

These qualifications are awarded by Crossfields Institute (CI), an awarding organisation and education charity, based in England, specialising in the design, delivery and award of holistic and integrative qualifications in sectors including health and social care and child development. The Institute is regulated by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) which regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

Our CPD and short courses are currently being independently evaluated for Continuing Professional Development purposes by The CPD Certification Service. This means our courses comply with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans. They have also been endorsed as Crossfields Institute Quality Mark Programmes.

Industry Recognition

Graduates of the IHS Diploma in Nutritional Therapy can register with the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI) www.ntoi.ie, the only independent Nutritional Therapy association in Ireland. They can also register with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA), www.the-cma.org.uk and the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP), www.fntp.org.uk, which covers both Ireland and the UK. Graduates of this qualification can also apply to enrol onto the MSc or PG Diploma in Personalised Nutrition taught at CNELM (Wokingham, UK) upon graduation. This course is validated by Middlesex University as a 100% distance learning course. (Eligibility is subject to a letter of reference from IHS).

Graduates of the CI Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching can register with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) and UK & Irish based ones the UK Health Coaches Association.

Our Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching is also recognised by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) www.coachfederation.org as 37 hours towards their Approved Coach Specific Training.