Developing a sustainable workforce

Apprenticeships, career development, digital enablement, and our support workforce.


By 2034 BDA members will have…

Between now and 2027 the BDA will deliver…


Access to guidance and tools to promote a digitally competent workforce.

A BDA digital strategy by the end of 2024.


Resources to help navigate a lifelong career in dietetics.

BDA education and practice webpages with case studies covering key areas of practice (clinical, academic, research, freelance, industry) from support workforce to consultant level.


Continued support for the development of dietetic apprenticeships at all levels to enable an individual to progress their career through this route.

Progress of the dietetic apprenticeship agenda in each of the four nations with the aim of having programmes for support workforce up to consultant level practice across the UK.


A greater number of career progression opportunities available to Associate members.

A BDA Support Workforce Professional Development Framework available for all members with supporting resources.


A diverse workforce that has the confidence to lead in matters of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

Embed EDI messages into existing and new events, continuous professional development (CPD) and programmes.

A benchmark and ongoing monitoring of the diversity of the dietetic profession.