FAQs

General

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be reasonably competent in spoken & written English and have basic photography and computer skills including Microsoft Office.  Assignments are submitted in either Word or Google Docs format and all coursework is worked through online so an internet connection is required. You will also need a Facebook account to access the online community group. Please note that each course has different entry requirements and you can find more information under the relevant FAQ's. 

Distance learning can be difficult, what support is available for learners?

Here at Sano School of Culinary Medicine, we have designed our courses to be 100% online so that you can complete it in your own time, whenever and wherever it suits you. We do however know that it can be a little tricky not having a teacher on hand. As well as providing you with written guides to help support your learning, we have added recipe videos to help inspire you and animations to consolidate your learning. In addition, you can now engage with other students and graduates through our closed Sano Student Community Facebook Group. Lastly, students can contact the education team directly at team@sanoschhoolofculinarymedicine.com

 

Do you offer Workshops, Training Days and/or Mentoring?

Our workshops and events at Sano to Go in London do not form a compulsory part of our training. 
However, they are of great benefit to those who choose to attend. See our events page for further details. We also offer internships and work experience opportunities for our students and graduates. Please email team@sanoschoolofculinarymedicine.com to find out more. 

Is it possible to change my course selection once I have enrolled?

Yes you can! Please email us at team@sanoschoolofculinarymedicine.com to discuss your options. 

What are my payment options?

We have various payment options for each course. Please email team@sanoschoolofculinarymedicine.com for more information.

Will I receive a qualification when I finish my course?

Yes, on successful completion of any of our courses, students will receive a Diploma. This is sent to you, by email, in PDF format, for you to print, frame and display. 

Who marks the assignments and what qualifications do they have?

At Sano School of Culinary Medicine, we have a dedicated team of professional markers. All our markers are qualified nutritional therapists with qualifications recognised by leading governing associations. Our markers work is regularly reviewed and assessed to ensure we continually deliver consistency and the highest of standards.

 

I don’t live in the UK, can I still take a course and if so how can I find out what it will cost me?

We are delighted to offer this course to students around the globe. Our message that food is medicine is universal. You can pay through PayPal or Stripe, both who accept worldwide payments. Please note you may be charged a fee for converting money between currencies. For more details, please email us at team@sanoschoolofculinarymedicine.com

Do you have any sample pages I can see before I enrol?

You are very welcome to request ‘sample pages’ from the course. Please email team@sanoschoolofculinarymedicine.com

How difficult will it be to understand and learn from the course material?

As our courses are written especially for ‘distance learning’ everyone will find our coursework informative and enjoyable! Topics are covered with easy to understand explanations and where relevant, detailed diagrams accompany our course material.

How do I receive my coursework?

The course is 100% online which you access by logging into your account.

The written coursework is available to download in PDF format from your account area on our website. This is for reference only and doesn’t contain the videos, animations, quizzes etc which you will need to proceed through online. You may save the material to the hard-drive of your PC, and print out your lessons to study away from your computer, should you need to.

Your coursework is available in Modules of 1 lesson at a time. Our procedures are laid down by the accrediting bodies who approve our courses. They stipulate that students work must either be marked or assessed, prior to us releasing the next module.

Do I need to buy books or other materials?

As part of the course, we’ll recommend a few of our favourite books. Purchasing these books is not compulsory and will not jeopardise your completion of the course but can be used for extra reading or research. 

Is Sano School of Culinary Medicine an accredited school?

Our online Diploma in Applied Nutrition is accredited by the FNTP, certified by The CPD Certification Service and we are a member of the CMA. All our modules and exams are marked by qualified Nutritional Therapists.

Diploma in Applied Nutriton

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be reasonably competent in spoken & written English and have basic photography and computer skills including Microsoft Office.  Assignments are submitted in either Word or Google Docs format and all coursework is worked through online so an internet connection is required.  You will also need a Facebook account to access the online community group.

 

What is the sequence of the course?

The course is completely online and it has to be worked through sequentially. Within a module, each lesson and unit must be worked through and completed before you are able to move onto the next. At the end of each module, there is a written assignment which must be submitted online to our education team for marking. After it is marked and returned to you with feedback and marks the next module is then unlocked for you to continue with your studies.

How long does each module take?

40hrs is the average per module and involves completing the reading material provided, watching an animation to help consolidate your knowledge and completing an online quiz and written assignment. You have full flexibility to complete each module within your own timeframe. Some students graduate within 6 months and others take 18 months depending upon their own personal schedules. When you complete a module assignment we mark and return it to you within 2 weeks with feedback. Should you need to resubmit your assignment you will receive guidance on any changes you may need to make.  Once you have passed your assignment you are able to continue studying the next module.

I’m interested in the course however I would like to try some of the modules before committing to the whole course. Is this possible?

Yes, we understand that purchasing the course all in one go may not be for everyone. For those that want to try it out, or indeed for those that wish to spread the payments, there is an option. We have divided the course into 4 parts, composed of 2 modules per part (the last part features one module and the final assignment) Each part can be purchased individually. 

 

I’m already a qualified nutritional therapist, will I learn anything new?

This course is great for those who already have a nutrition qualification as it combines up to date scientific knowledge of chronic health conditions with practical information on how to use food as medicine. As you are required to develop recipes suitable for different health conditions, you will end up with resources you can use in your clinic, or share through your social media platforms, raising your profile.

In addition, the course has been accredited by The Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP) and has been awarded 5 CPD points. This means that our diploma course is fully recognised as further training and professional development for qualified Nutritional Therapists. The CPD allocated will be one point per hour worked. Our estimate per module is up to 40hrs and includes theory, practical and the assignment. You would need to record your hours worked and we will provide you with an attendance certificate with your Diploma which you will need to send to CPD to receive your points.

If I only complete part 1 of the course, do I get a qualification?

In order to be awarded our full Diploma in Applied Nutrition, all the modules need be completed sequentially.

I would like to offer my clients diet plans. Is your course suitable for this purpose?

After completing our online diploma you would have the knowledge to create recipes around the seven different areas of the modules featured in the course ie; cardiovascular health, immune health, digestive health, joint and bone health, skin health, mood and food, and diabetes & metabolic syndrome.

Will I receive a qualification when I finish the Diploma in Applied Nutrition?

On graduation, you will hold a Diploma in Applied Nutrition. Our diploma is a non-practicing qualification. This means that it does not qualify you to give nutritional advice in a clinical setting i.e. under a practitioner-patient relationship. The diploma offers a detailed foundation in nutrition. 

 

Nutrition Coach

What is a Nutrition Coach?

A Nutrition Coach is able to guide in healthy eating and create recipes and meal plans around lifestyle health conditions.

A Nutrition Coach may be directly contacted by clients or clients be referred from other healthcare professionals to provide support in healthy eating. They do not consider the clients symptoms but instead provide the support and guidance in the health area that is requested.

As well as working on a one to one client basis, Nutrition Coaches may deliver cooking demonstrations, webinars, seminars, group programmes, create menus for restaurants, retailers and corporates, work within corporate wellness or as a writer or blogger. The list is truly endless!

Within our course, we teach Nutrition Coaches how to stay within the limits of their training.

What is the difference between a Nutrition Coach and a Nutritionist?

A Nutrition Coach is not a Nutritionist or a Nutritional Therapist. These professionals have undergone 3 years of training and hundreds of clinical hours practice. They take a full case history and assess symptoms to determine how in their clinical experience the patient is best supported through nutrition. They may then, having determined how they wish their patient to be supported i.e. support cardiovascular health, refer to Nutrition Coaches for recipes and meal plans to be prepared.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be reasonably competent in spoken & written English and have basic photography and computer skills including Microsoft Office.  Assignments are submitted in either Word or Google Docs format and all coursework is worked through online so an internet connection is required. You will also need a Facebook account to access the online community group. 

Do I need to do the Diploma in Applied Nutrition before doing the Nutrition Coaching Course?

The Nutrition Coaching course provides you with all the nutritional knowledge that you get with the diploma and has the added coaching, business skills, and cookery school modules. 

How can I work when I'm qualified?

There are multiple ways that a Nutrition Coach may work; on a one to one client basis, delivering cooking demonstrations, webinars, seminars, group programmes, menu creation for restaurants, retailers and corporates, within corporate wellness or as a writer or blogger. The list is truly endless!

Can I start earning money before qualifying with this course?

Our course is structured so that you start setting up your business at the beginning of your studies and we give you the skills and confidence to start earning within several months.

Will I have a title on graduating

Yes! You will receive a diploma with the title of Nutrition Coach. 

Nutrition for Medics

What are the entry requirements?

On applying for the Nutrition for Medics course you will need to submit proof of being a medic. You will need to be reasonably competent in spoken & written English and have basic photography and computer skills including Microsoft Office.  Assignments are submitted in either Word or Google Docs format and all coursework is worked through online so an internet connection is required. You will also need a Facebook account to access the online community group. 

How will this course benefit me as a medic?

Sano Nutrition for Medics course combines evidence-based learning with a passion for nutrition, food, wellbeing and culinary medicine to provide health professionals with the skills to empower clients and patients to take back control of their own dietary choices. The course provides a sound, applicable foundation in nutritional theory and its practical application for medical professionals wanting to learn the fundamentals of healthy cooking and how to use food as medicine for the benefit of their patients.

Who is the nutrition for Medics course for?

General Practitioners, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Pharmacists, Registered Dietitians, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Holistic Practitioners, and Consultants. Please email us at team@sanoschoolofculinarymedicine.com should you want to know if you qualify for this course. 

How many CPD points do I get for the Nutrition for Medics course?

Earn one point per hour worked - equates to around 30 to 50 per module or roughly 240-400 points in total.

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