Working in Dietetics - A Career To Be Proud Of!

From the moment you accept your place at an accredited UK university or step into the workplace as a registered dietitian, to the day you put your feet up for retirement, the British Dietetic Association will be there for you. These pages provide information about training and development in dietetics.

Thinking of becoming a dietitian?

Read about a career as a dietitian, how to qualify and where to seek training.

Career FAQs

These are the questions we are asked the most about being a dietitian.

  • What is the difference between a dietitian and nutritionist?
  • What are the career prospects?
  • Can I study to become a dietitian on a part-time basis or through distance learning?

In-service CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how “professionals maintain and develop throughout their career to ensure that they retain their capacity to practice safely, effectively and legally within their evolving scope of practice.” (HCPC, 2013)

The BDA provides a range of in-service training and endorses courses by recognised providers.

Returning to Practice

Taken a career break and want to return to dietetics?

The BDA will help you back with refresher courses and useful resources.