Portfolio Route for Membership

This process should only be used if you wish to register with the CNHC, have not trained at a BANT recognised course, or your course was not accredited by NTEC during the time of your studies, and you have been in practise for a minimum of 3 years.

Once your assessment has been successful and you are registered with the CNHC, you will be able to apply for Provisional Membership (B) of BANT. Provisional Membership (B) will allow you to complete an APL/APEL process so that you can then make an application for full membership of BANT.

The External Full Portfolio (EFP) for registration with the CNHC

The following document outlines the requirements:

  • All practitioners need to have valid practice insurance in order to register with the CNHC.
  • For all successful applicants, the verification process will result in your name being passed to the CNHC. They will then contact you with a user name and password to enable you to log onto the CNHC website and complete the registration process. You will need to make a payment for this registration directly to the CNHC.
  • You will need to demonstrate lawful, independent, safe and effective practice.
  • You will also need to show that you meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Nutritional Therapy for those areas that fall within your scope of practice.
  • You may define a limited scope of practice (Scope of Practice means the areas that you have sufficient experience to practise within).
  • You will need to show how you are qualified to practise nutritional therapy at the standards set, where you obtained your experience and put forward case studies that highlight your practice, including functional testing and the use of supplementation.
  • If you use diagnostic techniques or interventions outside the scope of nutritional therapy (e.g. Iridology, Kinesiology, Vega or similar) then any case studies will need to demonstrate what course of action you would have expected with Nutritional Therapy and how they would have supported your recommended programme.


The External Full Portfolio (EFP) should include the following:

  • Education and Training Details and CPD

List any and all courses you have taken that are relevant to Nutritional Therapy Practice using Qualifications, Training and Education Form found below. You should also list CPD undertaken since you qualified as a nutritional therapist.

  • Career Summary and Statement of Practice

This should describe your current practice including brief details of how you work and what services you provide.  It should also include a CV detailing, in chronological order how your practice has developed over the years you have been practising. You can use the Career Summary with Statement of Practice Document which is located below.

  • Two Case studies

Your case studies should give details of treatments, including details of supplements recommended and dietary advice given. We have a suggested template for how to complete a case study located below.                   

  • Assessment Checklist

This document is based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Nutritional Therapy and the NTC Core Curriculum (NTC CC). It sets out the standards for independent, safe and effective practice, along with the standards of conduct, performance and ethics – located below.         

  • Practice Self-Audit Assessment

We have provided an audit tool that you may like to use which is located below.

Before you make your application using the EXTERNAL FULL PORTFOLIO (EFP) route, please make sure that you have read all the related documentation to ensure that this is the correct route for you. The application form outlines what documents are needed to apply for this route. If your application is incomplete, it will slow down your assessment considerably.