Combined Diploma in Nutrition, Lifestyle & Transformational Coaching

Empower and educate clients towards the fulfilled and healthy future they have always wanted but struggled to reach using the ultimate blend of practical, science-based nutrition, health and wellness knowledge, alongside powerful and cutting edge Transformational Coaching tools and techniques.

Starting dates


January 2023

About the course

This 600 hour qualification is a combination of two of our most popular Diplomas: Transformational Coaching and Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching

Early Bird Special Offer for January 2023 course, enrol before 18th November and receive:

  • £/€250 off course fees
  • FREE Coaching Skills for Everyday Life Course, worth £149
  • FREE 12 months access to Nutritics Dietary Analysis Software, worth €99
  • FREE Exclusive Ultimate 7 Day Healthy Meal Plan eBook
  • FREE Return to Study Course

Both courses include live interactive workshops, discussions and lectures, comprehensive study material, additional reading, multimedia presentations and links, self-guided skills development activities and exercises. The Diploma in Transformational Coaching involves compulsory attendance online workshops and webinars in order to focus on practical skills development and discussion.

As an Ofqual regulated qualification, the Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching is on the UK Education Framework.

This diploma is recognised by the UK Health Coaches Association for full membership, meeting all their requirements within the UKHCA Scope of Practice – plus additional certification and training in:

  • Detailed manual and software based dietary analysis
  • Creating personalised client recommendations including nutritious and tasty meal plans alongside tailored lifestyle suggestions
  • Assessing the strengths, weaknesses and appropriate implementation of dietary trends such as paleo, Mediterranean, intermittent fasting, etc.
  • The safe and effective use of supplements as part of a nutrition and lifestyle plan
  • Applying Transformational Coaching in a variety of different professional and personal settings
  • Effectively blending cognitive, emotional and somatic based coaching tools and techniques, allowing for the facilitation of significant and long term growth and change
You will also graduate with an extensive practitioner toolkit, including consultation paperwork, client fact sheets, questionnaires and assessment tools to ensure you hit the ground running.


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Why choose the Combined Diploma in Nutrition, Lifestyle & Transformational Coaching?

IHS graduates are in the unique position to utilise their new knowledge and skills in a wealth of scenarios from individual and group coaching, to corporate, education / training, creative or sports environments.

Earn While you learn

You can start seeing clients after graduating the Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching whilst you finish your studies.

Live Interactive Sessions

Regular online evening webinars, lecture weekends and Q&A sessions offer students the chance to engage with their peers and unit leaders, discuss important topics, ask questions on specific topics, practice skills and engage in group activities

IHS Student Support

Share content, ask questions, and interact with your fellow students and the team at IHS at regular live online workshops / lectures, as well as on the course forums. Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching students have a personal tutor to help induct them onto the course and offer regular feedback on assessments and progress.

Continued Graduate Support

Upon completion of either course within this combined diploma, you will have access to our exclusive Practitioner Network which includes IHS Transformational Coaches, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaches and Nutritional Therapists throughout the world, so you’re in good company. The group benefits from monthly live sessions with stakeholders in the coaching, health and wellness industry, access to exclusive new courses, webinars & offers, social media tips & tricks and lots more.

“I would also just like to say thank you to IHS for providing such an amazing course over the past year. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, content and the staff were all lovely. I can’t wait to see where it takes me!” – Holly Bennett, Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching Graduate

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What will I study?

Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching
  • Introduction to Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching
  • Food Groups
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients and Phytonutrients
  • Energy Balance
  • Farm to Fork: Food Production and Quality
  • Optimising Nutrition in Practice
  • Nutrition for Wellness and Longevity
  • Lifestyle for Wellness and Longevity
  • Personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle for Individuals
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching in Practice
  • Building a Successful Career as a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach


Diploma in Transformational Coaching
  • The evolution of Transformational Coaching and neuroscience
  • The neurobiology of beliefs and the science of how we think, feel and act
  • Your transformation journey as a coach
  • The IHS Transformational Coaching Framework
  • Co-creating the coaching partnership
  • The science of effective communication and coaching conversations
  • The impact of trauma and stress on transformational change
  • Transforming the client’s story into a life vision and specific goals
  • Co-creating the transformational plan
  • Coaching for confidence, clarity and congruence
  • Embedding long term transformation
  • Coaching for self-care
  • Your career as a Transformational Coach

How is this course structured?

The Combined Diploma is delivered through virtual learning, an integrated and interactive learning experience created specifically to enhance online learning.

The course blends live and interactive webinars, workshops, discussions and demos with comprehensive written study material, self-guided skills development additional reading, group conversations, buddy coaching sessions and an in-depth client case study.

The Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching (10 months duration) starts in every January, May and September. The Diploma in Transformational Coaching (5 months duration) starts in every March and October, so there are options on how long it would take to complete and you may complete the courses in the order you wish. If you have the available study time (each course requires approximately 10 hours study per week), they can be overlapped, or you may wish to take a break between the courses, it’s your choice.

Entry requirements

This certification is a lifelong learning qualification and students are accepted through a combination of academic qualifications and relevant life experience.

Normal minimum entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement for this diploma course is 1 A-Level grade A to C . Equivalent international qualifications will also be accepted.

For those whose English is not their first language:
  • IELTS score of 6 or above, or
  • Demonstration of another course delivered in English, or
  • Demonstration of everyday use
Prior Learning and Prior Experiential Learning

All knowledge, skills and competencies accumulated through life and work experience will be considered.

All applicants will be interviewed to determine their suitability for this course.

Course fees


Courses purchased separately total: €6,290 / £5,290

Purchased together:

Monthly payments total: €5,595* (save €695) / £4,695* (save £595)

1 payment: €5,295* (save €995) / £4,395* (save £895)

3 payments total: €5,495* (save €795) / £4,595* (save £695)

*special introductory prices