Education and research

Higher education and workforce training, continuous professional development (CPD) and evidence-based practice.


By 2034 BDA members will have…

Between now and 2027 the BDA will deliver…


A suite of resources across four pillars of practice, which supports national frameworks across the UK.

Key resources that clearly articulate the enhanced practice role (website, guidance documents, CPD courses).


Training and CPD for the entire workforce reflecting the four pillars of practice.

An updated BDA Post Registration Framework to reflect four pillars of practice (practice, evidence-based practice and research, facilitated learning, and, leadership) at all levels including support workforce.


A suite of resources dedicated to supporting the translation of research into practice.

Improved member awareness in using Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) within their practice, to increase our active PEN users and contributors by 25%.


A greater number of dietitians who will actively participate in the BDA’s Research Symposium.

Engagement with specialist groups to ensure that they each have a research officer.


Access to a research mentor.

A research mentorship scheme.


25% of BDA specialist groups will have developed a curriculum framework for Master’s level education.

A conceptual model for Master’s level education with supporting governance structures, piloted with one specialism for accreditation.