CFI Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy

Qualification title

CFI Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy


Nutritional Therapy, the core component of Functional Medicine, is a holistic, person-centred approach that uses whole foods, phytonutrients, therapeutic food supplements and lifestyle changes to assist clients to restore and safeguard sound health.

This programme is designed for the learner wishing to become a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist with extensive knowledge of therapeutic nutrition and the understanding and skills to apply this safely and effectively when addressing the unique requirements of each client.  Nutritional Therapists do not diagnose or treat disease, nor do they prescribe medication. They are trained to communicate and cooperate with the client’s doctor.

Key features

Clinical practice opportunities are provided as part of the training. This is conducted through both paper-based case studies and with real clients in fully supervised learner clinics.

The qualification prepares learners to:

Entry requirements

This qualification is designed for adult learners, aged 23 years or above. Exceptions are sometimes made for slightly younger learners possessing sufficient and appropriate life experience. In addition, learners under the age of 23 must be holders of 2 x A Levels, or a Leaving Certificate with passes in five subjects at ordinary level (or equivalent).

Learners must have completed the IINH Nutrition and Health Coaching Diploma programme or an equivalent course.

Guided learning hours

397 hours

Total qualification time

1650 hours

How long does it take?

3 years part-time recommended


Learners are assessed through a portfolio of evidence using a range of assessment methods which may include essays, presentations, observation and reflective journals.

Qualification specification

Please click here for the qualification specification.


If you are interested in registering for this course, please contact the International Institute of Nutrition & Health.


If you are interested in running this course as part of your curriculum, please contact us.

2022/23 Registration fee for organisations

£430 per learner