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Green Tara Centre for Holistic & Spiritual Studies

Green Tara College,
Green Tara,
Boyerstown,
Navan, Co. Meath,
Ireland
Tel: 046 90 60600.

ITEC Diet & Nutrition DiplomaAuthorised ITEC training centre

Open to all - no previous study or experience necessary

Starting April one Sunday a month

Dates:
April
-29//May-20/June-17/ July-29/
August-26/September-16
October-14/November-25
Times: 9.30am-5.30pm

Special Offer: €995.00 -Normally €1200.00

This course is open to everybody no previous training necessary.

If you wish to practice professionally as a Holistic Diet & Nutrition coach/advisor you need to take the Anatomy and Business module.

It is especially geared for the holistic therapist who wishes to gain a professional qualification in Diet & Nutrition, so you can then gain insurance to recommend vitamins and minerals and advise on diet for clients.

It is an excellent necessary additional qualification for the Reflexology, Massage Therapist, Sports therapist, Beauticians, Reiki Practitioners etc.

Fees & Dates : Details at the bottom of the page
To Download enrollment form Click Here - Enrollment Form

Through your experience of working with clients or indeed in your own life and the lives of your family and friends you will undoubtedly have had the experience of feeling the need to take vitamins and wondered about the correct diet for your health or various health issues from that of babies to teenage years to adulthood, to maturity.

This course provides those who are interested in diet & nutrition with the key information needed to provide their clients with healthy eating advice in accordance with government guidelines. This qualification is suitable for those employed in complementary, holistic and health & fitness therapies

The phrase you are what you eat has incredible meaning when applied to modern diets over reliance on highly processed, high fat, low nutrient foods. By having a more complete understanding of the beneficial effects of proper diet, on the individual, therapists improve the quality of their home life and professional care advice for clients which in turn promotes term health care and disease prevention.

This course will give you an understanding of all of the processes involved how the body extracts nutrients from food, how it uses them and problems to deficiency or excess of these nutrients. By giving you a focus dietary related ailments and conditions you will learn how to design plans to improve those conditions in their clients. You will learn to individually assess the specific nutritional requirements of clients give healthy lifestyle advice suited to those requirements. By recording progress of the dietary plan over a suitable period, you will learn track the progress of healthy dietary change - giving support and encouragement needed.

Our aim at Green Tara College is to offer you excellent training in a personal supportive way. We operate an open door policy and our commitment is to help you in any way we can to achieve your goals and dreams.

All of the holistic  courses at Green Tara have a basis and foundation within the spiritual and holistic approach. You will find throughout your training that you are also being gently taken on your own personal journey.

You may just want to take the training for yourself or family but upon successful completion of the course you will come out confident to use this exciting knowledge.

We have structured the course over weekends with mostly one day a month to make it accessible and easy to attend both time wise and if you are travelling a distance especially for people from all over the country.

We have included in the course a free optional choice of our holistic on energy management, protection and therapist care which you will a very enjoyable and enlightening experience.  If module does not appeal to you, there is the option of not taking it, however it will provide you with a strong basis of the way in which holistic health and therapies work and in particular how our emotions and thoughts influence our health alongside learning personal energy protection and manifestation techniques that can contribute towards making your life more peaceful, happy and efficient.

Our College always aims to have  student-based learning with an open door policy and we have one-to-one meeting opportunities for feedback throughout the year.

Students are assessed continuously throughout their course and given individual support and encouragement as needed. Their final result is achieved through passing a multiple choice question paper which counts for 50% of their overall result. The rest of their grade is achieved by completing 5 client case studies (this means that you practice with people and take records of their progress)

Previous qualifications

If you hold a diploma from another qualification body then you are still eligible to take this diploma and do not need to take Anatomy & Physiology again

The Diet & Nutrition training includes:

Diet & Nutrition Module

  • Understanding how digestion works and how our bodies absorb vitamins and nutrients.
  • Understanding the importance of water in our diet and the possible effects of dehydration
  • Learning and exploring the roles in our diet of calories, fats/lipids, carbohydrates, cholesterol, protein, fibre
  • Learning and investigating the role of the vitamins and minerals in our diet and their effects
  • Learning and understanding about antioxidants and how we can best source and use them
  • Learning the dietary and nutritional value of the food types in our diet and the role of refined and unrefined foods
  • Looking at how we process food and how it reaches the stage it does when it arrives on our table
  • Learning about the damage of environmental pollutants, the effects of additives
  • Learning about various diet types and the disorders associated with them, e.g. the gluten, vegetarian, vegan, lactose vegetarian, wheat free, nut free and diary intolerance diets
  • Learning about obesity, anorexia, Bulimia, Diabetes and all disorders related to an imbalanced diet
  • Learning how eating particular foods or abstaining from particular foods can help or hinder conditions such as Asthma, Appendicitis, Cirrhosis of the liver, Jaundice, Heartburn, IBS, Ulcers, Hernia, stress, gall stones, Candida, diverticulitis, crohn's disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis,  Migraine, Eczema, Psoriasis, Cellulite, PMT, Arthritis, Water retention, Cystitis, flus and colds etc.
  • Learn how to bring a balanced and healthy diet into your life covering areas such as how to eat health for you, storage methods, preparing food etc.

Examination and assessments for the Diet & Nutrition Module:

  • On-going assessments: There are on-going assessments throughout the year which must be completed for class
  • Written Examination: There will be a 30 minuet multiple choice examination of 25 questions
  • Case Studies: Presentation of 20 hours of case studies where you treat your client with dietary and nutritional advice (5 people for 4 treatments sessions)

Authorised ITEC training centre ITEC Diploma in Diet & Nutrition - Level 3 UK & International

Upon successful completion of all the Modules you will carry the internationally recognized ITEC  qualification which enables you to gain insurance as a Diet & Nutrition  adviser  for Holistic Therapies. You as the practitioner will have acquired the skills to communicate and facilitate the client in consultation.

Energy Management Module

This a  free module we offer to anybody (normally €150.00) who has not previously taken this training with Green Tara College. It really adds to your understanding of the nature of people and especially in connecting the emotional and mental effect of thoughts and life episodes in people's lives

You will receive a Certificate in Energy Management & Awareness from Green Tara College

Course Content:

  • What is energy and understanding energy
  • Correct breathing, breath and energy
  • Why we need energy control
  • Techniques for protection
  • Techniques to increase the therapist's energy and energy ability
  • The mind and energy
  • Room clearance
  • Room blessing
  • House clearance
  • House blessing
  • Helping the clients to heal through energy
  • Increasing the effect of the treatment incorporating subtle energy techniques
  • Working with guides and angels for protection
  • Attracting all that is good and beautiful
  • Techniques for dealing with negative and psychic attack
  • Manifesting with energy
  • Creating a safe energetic space to work in
  • Dealing with ‘heavy energy’ clients
  • Grounding in your everyday life
  • Grounding during your treatment
  • Protecting the client
  • Grounding the client
  • Bringing healing to the client
  • Self energy building techniques
  • Daily life style and energy building

Equipment

The College will provide all necessary teaching equipment. The equipment that you will need is minimal and includes:

  • Large ring binder folder to hold A4 Sheets
  • Clip Board
  • Hair ties/ hair band
  • Antibacterial hand gel, Dettol equipment wipes for all classes
  • Professional Therapist Uniform to be worn to all classes- all black trousers with crease in front appropriate length, tunic, fully covered low heeled shoes, black socks. (no jeans or leggings). Black extra clothing e.g. cardigans , visible undergarments
  • A working email address and access to the internet
  • Books:
  • You will be supplied with an in-depth essential course manual and the Essential text book is Nutrition a practical Approach by Suzanne Le Quensne from Thomson Learning 2006

Qualification Requirements

  • A 100% commitment is required
  • Completion and submission of 20 Hours of Case Studies
  • ½  hour multiple choice ITEC examination paper in Diet & Nutrition
  • Continual Assessment of Course Work
  • Various College assignments throughout the year

Enrolment and entry qualifications

  • Have a keen interest in Nurition and Health
  • Have an acceptable knowledge & capability  of written and oral English
  • Completed Application Form (Confidential)
  • Course Deposit: Non refundable €450.00
  • Examination Fee: Non refundable €195.00
  • Agree to follow Green Tara College & ITEC Code of Ethics
  • Signed College Contract of Conditions
  • Places are awarded following a College Interview via telephone or face to face

Fees, Payment Methods & Bookings

Course Fee

Diploma in Diet & Nutrition:
€995.00 +  examination Fee of €160.00

Deposit is €450.00

The course can be paid for in 3 minimum monthly instalments as follows:

  • A Deposit is €450.00 - must be paid before first class or on the day of the first class
  • Second Class payment due is €395.00
  • Third Class payment due is €310.00
  • Please note that all fees are non-refundable and all minimum payments must be met each month or students will not be allowed to attend class. If you miss attendance during a month then you need to arrange for payment, thank you.
  • Examination fees are not refundable under any circumstances €160.00 and are taken at first payment
  • If you wish to avail of the instalment method then you need to arrange to pay by direct debit or on the first of each month, thank you.
  • Payments above apply to all options regardless of overall course fee so if you are on a reduced special fee you still make the required monthly amount until your fees are paid)

Aiden Kelly – Diet & Nutrition Tutor

Aiden is a practicing complementary therapist and offers nutritional advice as a separate therapy as well as combining it with his practical therapies by giving beneficial homecare advice to aid the health of his clients. Aiden’s passion for all aspects of food has led him to become involved in the promotion of the awareness of the benefits to healthy eating by writing articles, detox and diet plans etc for magazines and health food shops. Aiden is an ITEC approved tutor.

Aiden is constantly attending courses, seminars, talks and further education programmes in order to improve his subject knowledge. Nutrition is an ever changing and evolving subject – it is a relatively young science and as such new discoveries are constantly being found. This course aims to give students the knowledge to be able to make intelligent decisions about their and their client’s food choices. Healthy eating and lifestyle doesn't’t just impact a person’s weight – all aspects of their health are affected – energy, mood, focus, concentration, emotion, hormones, fitness, intelligence, enthusiasm etc. are all improved, as well as physical health.

Aiden’s aim, within the framework of the ITEC course syllabus, is to educate students as to the reasons for healthy food choices. Helping them to avoid the pitfalls of misinformed and misguided ‘faddy’ diets while encouraging the development of their enthusiasm for proper dietary habits that promote lifelong healthy eating.

Course Dates

Diet & Nutrition Course Dates 2017
8 Saturdays
Times: 9.30am - 5.30pm

April
29
May
20
June
17
July
29
Summer Holidays
August
26
September
09
October
14
November
25
Energy Management & Therapist Care -Free Course

Fees

Option 1 Fees

Diploma in Diet & Nutrition
995.00 + exam fee of 160.00

1. Diploma in Diet & Nutrition
2. Certificate in Energy Management Free Course

These further options below are available at reduced costs if you wish to take further practitioner modules


Option 2 - 3 Modules
1,395.00
+ exam fees extra
1. Diploma in Diet & Nutrition
2. Certificate in Energy Management Free Course
3. Anatomy & Physiology - ITEC

Option 3 - 4 Modules
1,495.00
+ exam fees extra
1. Diploma in Diet & Nutrition
2. Certificate in Energy Management Free Course
3. Anatomy & Physiology ITEC
4. Certificate in Business & Client Care - ITEC

Option 4
1,150.00
+ exam fees extra
1. Diploma in Diet & Nutrition
2. Certificate in Energy Management Free Course
3. ITEC Business Unit 22

Option 4
Consider taking Diet & Nutrition with a body Diploma (e.g. massage, reflexology or aromatherapy) for special fee of €1995.00 - exam fees not included)

Option 5 - Hold any Green Tara College Certificate or ITEC Business Certificate
Practitioner Reward Scheme of 10% discount to course tuition fee!
To thank you for coming back to us!
Any weekend or postgraduate course e.g. any of our reiki courses or Indian Head Massage or Hot Stone Massage or Shamanic course or Hopi Ear Candling etc.
(Green Tara Award vouchers do not apply with this option)

You are welcome to pay by:

1) Cash

2) Cheque – made out to Green Tara College

3) Direct Debit

4) Postal Order

5) Credit/Debit Card

Where to Pay

1) Post: You may post payments to our office as follows: M. Fagan, Green Tara, Boyerstown, Navan, Co. Meath.

2) By hand: You may hand in payments at the College Rooms (check for opening times and please arrange to call in first, thank you)

3) Direct Debit : contact Majella for details

4) Cheques must be made out to Green Tara College

Remember to Include with your application
  • Completed Enrolment Form
  • Non-refundable deposit
  • Copy of previous body qualifications & ITEC number if you have previously studied with ITEC

5) Bank - Please contact Majella for bank details

When Posting: Please supply your email and phone numbers so we can get in contact with you, thanking you.

 


 

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