The dietetic degree apprenticeship is a route that will allow an individual to work as an apprentice in a dietetic setting with an income, as well as study at university to complete a dietetic degree programme.
All apprentices are employed by an employer; they are not learners. Apprentices are recruited by employers in close consultation with HEIs and will have a combination of lectures, practical learning and assessments at their university, as well as 1,000 hours of practice-based learning. Successful completion of the apprenticeship programme will enable application to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration to practise using the protected title ‘Dietitian’.
How do I become a Dietetic Apprentice?
Coventry University began delivery of the first ever level 7 dietetic apprenticeship programme in December 2022.
Other dietetic apprenticeships at undergraduate and post graduate levels are in development and the BDA webpage will be updated as soon as more information on these apprenticeship schemes becomes available.
HEI & Employer Information
Interested employers can visit the government website for information on how to register.
Interested HEIs will be required to be on the register of assessment organisations as it is an integrated degree apprenticeship. You can find more information here.
- HEIs and employers in England who want to learn more about the roles required to deliver apprenticeships can read BDA's recently published guidance: BDA guidance for employers and higher education institutes on the dietetic degree apprenticeship.