Dietetic Education Forum


Dietetic education is dynamically evolving.  Policy drivers from across the UK (including Government funding, apprenticeship schemes, integrated care etc) are influencing both the way we deliver training and CPD and the subject matter covered.

It is vital that the profession is proactive in its approach to education and ensures that members are equipped to succeed in the changing environment, reflecting service needs now and for the future.

This interactive event is your chance to find out about the key changes in all aspects of dietetic education and to influence the debate.

Be a part of the day on Thursday 7 December 2017, event held at thestudio in Birmingham. 


This is the profession’s opportunity to bring together University staff and students with practice educators, dietetic managers and all those with an interest in shaping dietetic education and CPD of the future.


The day will include talks but also a number of group discussions and workshops.

The profession, its vision and how to get there

  • Challenges in Dietetics: what the 2025 project is telling us?

Discussion will focus highlights from the research exercise, project plan and initial thoughts on the career and curriculum frameworks. Presented by Sue Kellie, BDA Deputy Chief Executive. 

  • Masters Education the post-registration academic requirements of the profession

Masters level education and what training the profession may need in order to extend roles providing a UK wide picture for now and for the future. Presented by Anne Payne, Plymouth University and Chair of Higher Education Group. 

  • Group discussions 

How do we engage RD's in Masters' education?
CPD - what does the profession need and what should the BDA be developing in 2018-2019
Creative and innovative ways of maintaining CPD.

New and emerging opportunties for the profession and its students

  • Innovative placements from across the UK (case studies)

Sharing innovative approaches in practice education from across the UK.  Demonstrating the deivery of practice education outside of traditional settings

  • Group discussions - the next steps for innovative placements

Any new sectors not yet explored
How do we market this opportunity
How to engage novel placement providers
How would you demonstrate competence to practice in novel placements

Challenges and opportunities for pre-registration education

  • Dietetic Education today!

Highlights and challenges from across the UK

  • Group discussions - the future of education

What are the key opportunities & concerns to Government policy - looking at local and UK wide?
What messages should the BDA be articulating on behald of the membership / HEI?
How to engage novel placement providers
How would you demonstrate competence to practice in novel placements

  • Research / Evidence-Led training

Considering the value of research as a teaching and training tool at both undergraduate and postgraduate level with Judy Lawrence, BDA Research Officer.  Including presentation on Student Led Practice Education by Catherine Coates, Leeds Beckett University.


  • BDA Member £75.00
  • Placement organiser £75.00*^
  • Dietetic Student £60.00
  • Non Member £100.00
  • Discount available for education and HEI committee members £60.00^
  • Delegates attending the BDA Research Symposium can attend for a discount £60.00^

* This option is only available to placement representative who are not applicable for BDA membership eligibility

^ Eligibility for the category will be checked and you will be notified of any changes to your registration fee based on eligibility

How to book

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