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The Education and Workforce Forum is a development of the Dietetic Education Forum. It will be held on Wednesday 11 March in Birmingham.

The day will bring the profession together - including placement coordinators, University representatives and more. Delegates will discuss the dietetic education, and the needs of our workforce, in order to shape dietetics of the future.

Confirmed speakers include:

Beverley Harden - AHP Lead Health Education, England 

Jennni Keane - Chief AHP Officer, N.Ireland

Ruth Crowder - Chief therapies adviser, Welsh Government 

Chris Rowley - AHP National Lead for education and workforce, Scottish Government 


Click here for Programme (Subject to change) 


The day will include talks on:

BDA Education Workforce Vision and strategy

The dietetic workforce is always changing. Dietitians are in demand to work across a growing number of areas including; health and social care, public health, industry, sports nutrition and research.

Learn about the current challenges and opportunities in the dietetic landscape. And, discover how the BDA strategic vision sets out to face them by developing a competent and motivated workforce to succeed in the current and future dietetic landscape.

Update on the new BDA Curriculum Framework & Preceptorship

This presentation provides an update on the new BDA Curriculum Framework 2020 for the pre-registration Education and Training of Dietitians. This significant document describes the key knowledge, skills and behaviours required by entry-level dietitians to be eligible for registration.  Preceptorship programmes to ensure newly qualified dietitians are supported in practice remain a focus at both a national and local level.

There will also be workshops on:

  • Apprenticeships - an overview of current apprenticeships for dietetics.
  • Your CPD and Learning Zone - learn more about the range of continual professional development resources available via the BDA Learning Zone.
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioners - learn about the opportunities for dietitians available in this expanding area of practice.
  • Placements - interact with a range of practice placement providers on how to enhance and streamline practice placement delivery.


BDA Member - £60

Non Member - £80