Education Board

Innovations in Student Dietetic Training

The main focus of the session will be around changes to practice education. It will provide an opportunity to showcase the BDA’s practice education guidance and innovative case studies.

The future direction of dietetic practice and the implications for dietetic education.

Fiona Moor, Chair of BDA Education Board

The presentation will cover: changing face of dietetics and variety of environments open to graduates; changing shape of the workforce with emerging dietetic and support worker roles and opportunities to grow dietetic opportunities through exploration of innovative placement sectors and opportunities.

There will then be a series of workshops, delegates will revolve around each workshop which will be led by Fiona Moor, Annemarie Knight (King’s College London), Dr Tracey Parkin (University of Plymouth) and Katie Harriman (Paediatric dietitian). The workshops will cover:

  • Practice placement provision (extending NHS opportunities).
  • Practice placement provision, new and innovative sectors.
  • Apprenticeships.
  • The future dietetic market place and possible decommissioning.

The session will be held on Thursday 17th March.


The BDA’s Education Board has members from senior positions across academia and practice. It is tasked with overseeing strategic governance of the BDA’s education/training activity. This work covers final oversight of the accreditation of pre-registration education and training, including the development of the curriculum framework. In addition, the Education Board has responsibility for setting continuing professional development strategy to enable the BDA to support members in meeting HCPC CPD standards.

Details on the Board are on the BDA Website.