Diploma in Weight Loss Management
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You will need to complete one of the nutrition courses to give you the knowledge and skills needed to provide weight loss advice and motivate clients. Both of our industry recognised nutrition qualifications will enable you to successfully start your career in nutrition:
Public Indemnity Insurance will cost about £50 a year and is simple to arrange. To help get you started Future Fit Training have partnered with Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers. On completion of your course, you will be able to request an application form from the Tutor Support team.
If you plan to work on a one-to-one basis you will need a consulting room. This could be your spare room at home or you could consider renting an office space. Alternatively, be a mobile coach and visit clients in their homes. If you want to run group classes local church halls and community centres are perfect and the cost of rental for a couple of hours should be reasonable.
Once you are ready to start practising you will need to make the public aware of the fabulous service you offer. This is the fun bit!
Marketing yourself includes creating posters, flyers, business cards and setting up a Facebook or Twitter accounts. Leave flyers and posters .in local shops, beauty salons, cafes and gyms and also use friends and family to spread the word. You may also decide to set up a website – this is a simple and cheap process these days and will ensure that you get maximum exposure.
Changing long-held dietary habits and losing weight is difficult and your clients will need someone who can offer boundless enthusiasm and motivation in addition to bespoke weight loss advice that fits in with their lifestyle.
It is your job to keep the client focused, motivated and on track. Do this well and you develop a loyal client base who regard you as truly indispensable!
After you have qualified you will be fully equipped and able to immediately offer your services as a nutrition and weight loss professional.
You can help individuals improve their diet and lose weight through one-to-one consultations or by running weight loss classes. Working this way gives you an enormous amount of flexibility – you can choose your working hours and fit work around your other commitments.
You can also choose where you work – it could be from home or the local village hall; or, you can use your nutrition skills in a range of jobs such as a community food support worker, dietetic assistant or health trainer.For more information about starting your career in nutrition, download our free career in nutrition guide.