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As part of our provision of quality assured education and continuing professional development programmes for both dietitians and dietetic support workers, the BDA has developed a wide range of classroom-based training courses.

These 1 or 2 day courses are delivered by highly experienced facilitators either at the BDA Classroom in Birmingham or via our UK franchise centres, based with NHS Trusts and Higher Education Institutions. This CPD activity helps members to update their professional skills and knowledge base and also provide an opportunity for delegates to network with other BDA members, share best practice and provide mutual support.

Courses are provided to suit those at different levels of the career framework, although following a BDA member survey, the target audience for courses in specialist areas of dietetic practice has changed from entry to specialist level.

Professional Development Award

The BDA also continues to run the successful Professional Development Award (PDA), as well as offering support and guidance for those re-entering the profession or wishing to register from overseas.

A range of programmes are offered to provide formal training for dietetic support workers. These have been developed into a Dietetic Support Worker Award. There are four core modules and one supplementary module. Delegates that complete 3 or more modules will be awarded a full award certificate.

Find out more

You can learn more about the course topics, structure and how to book one of our courses here.