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Dietetic Support workers from across the North are celebrating as they become the first to graduate with a qualification designed specifically for them by Leeds Metropolitan University.
The Certificate and Certificate of Higher Education in Nutritional Health qualifications are funded by the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority (SHA) and were set up to meet the needs of Dietetic support workers, managers and departments which want to establish consistency and to ensure standards of education for support workers at a time when there is an increasing need to demonstrate quality and effici ency within the NHS environment.
Linsey King, Course Leader of the Nutritional Health courses, commented: ³This first cohort of Dietetic support worker students, who have completed this course, have embraced lifelong learning and engaged fully with the learning and experience of university life. They have taken their knowledge and ski lls back to their every day working lives which has helped to enrich the patient/client interventions they are involved with on a daily basis. The re have been many benefits that have been felt by both students, their employers, their departments and the un iversity and we hope that future students will be able to enjoy the same accomplishments and developments on future courses.´
The support workers will join more than 5000 students at Leeds Metropolitan University who will be celebrating their academic ach ievements at the summer graduations taking place at the University¶s Headingley Campus between Monday 18 and Saturday 23 July.
Catherine Atkinson of the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is amongst the group of students who will be graduating on 2 1 July: ³I¶ve enjoyed learning from someone who has practical experience as both a dietitian and a tutor. The face-to-face sessions each month kept us in contact with each other and the information we have learnt is valuable in my day to day work role. It has been much more comprehensive than I had anticipated and I can¶t wait to put my new knowledge to use.´
For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the News and Media team at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email email@example.com
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