Each Module has an Assessment Paper which can be completed at
Papers are marked by a State-Recognised External Examination Assessor.
Marking fees are included in the cost of the RNT Update.
Competence in all nine assessments will gain the Award of ECNP.
This Award will entitle qualified practitioners to carry the initials
ECNP (European Certified Nutritional Practitioner) after
A Licence Number is allocated to each ECNP, to authenticate
the practitioner's qualification.
The ECNP Award qualifies for entry onto the Bachelor Conversion
Course (BCC). This is a shortened course allowing credits for previous
learning. It requires a minimum of 1 year of full-time study and
can be studied part-time over a longer period.
The BCC is a fast track, distance learning course attaining a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences (Nutritional
Medicine) and it is delivered by the Australian College of Natural
Medicine (ACNM), Brisbane, Australia.
RNT Update Study material is currently presented
in attractive ring-binders in a loose-leaf format. We are in the
process of transcribing it to CD Rom.
Printed transcripts of ten audio-cassette tapes replace our former
tapes. With the kind permission of Dr. Jeffrey Bland in Seattle,
USA, relevant articles have been selected from over five years of
his very informative Functional Medicine Update cassette tapes.
The RNT Update has an introductory resource section with details
of relevant publications, audio-cassette packages, radio and television
programmes, diagnostic laboratories, help-lines, computer data bases
Each module has a structured study guide.
The RNT Update contains Self-Assessment Questions. These enable
the practitioner to identify those areas in need of extra attention,
when revising. These questions are not marked by the External Examination
Assessor. They are intended as study guidelines only.
Essential and Recommended study books are listed, with relevant
chapters and study pages identified.
Books are available from the Nutri Centre, 7 Park Crescent, London,
WIN 3HE. The Nutri Centre has a vast array of Alternative Therapy
books which it will dispatch by post. It has agreed a Discount for
RNT Update members of up to 25%
A 200 page publication accompanies the RNT Update. Covering specific
disorders, it provides a quick reference for proposed lifestyle
changes, dietary and supplement recommendations. This offers a guideline
to novice practitioners, helping them to form dietary programmes
or validate their own diagnoses.
Optional Group Study Sessions can be arranged in localised areas,
where practitioners can get together to share their knowledge and
experiences. A modest attendance fee may be charged for the Optional
Group Study Sessions.