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Duration (approx) 1000 hours
Qualification Foundation Diploma

Study Personal Energy Management - learn how to feel better and help others to feel better!

  • Learn to manage, conserve and optomize your energy.
  • Understand environmental and emotional elements which affect your energy levels.
  • Learn about nutrition and how and what we eat affects our energy levels.

This is a ten module course, which includes the modules - Personal Energy Management, Health and Wellbeing, Stress Management, Anger Management, Human Nutrition, Nutritional Therapy, Introduction to Psychology, and Human Biology.




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Understand personal energy management with this diploma level qualification.

The modern world is stressful and fast paced. People can become tired and drained from life. Personal energy management can help you and those around you to maintain their energy and live a better quality of life.

If you would like to learn more about personal energy management for your own benefit or as a way to help others on a professional basis, this qualification could be the one for you. Study more about personal energy management, human biology, health and well-being, stress management and much more.

  • Develop a sound understanding of the environmental, emotional, and nutritional elements which affect us.

  • This really is a wide-ranging and exciting course which delves into a variety of areas in order to deliver broad detail and knowledge to the student.

Course Duration: 1000 hours.

Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.

Content: Study eight Core Modules and then choose two Elective Modules.

The Core Modules cover Anger Management, Health And Wellbeing, Human Biology, Nutrition, Energy Management, and Stress Management, .

Then choose two Electives – Human Biology IB (Bioenergetics), Human Nutrition & Food II, Human Nutrition & Food III BRE302.

All modules for the Foundation Diploma in Personal Energy Management are summarised below.  Follow the title link for further information on each.


Anger Management BPS111
This 9 lesson module will help students to learn to understand anger and explore techniques that can be useful in the management of anger.  The module explores different theories relating to emotion and anger looking at different therapies, techniques, and counselling that can be used to manage anger.  Important areas for consideration are individuals with mental health issues, personality disorders, and children and adolescents; there are separate lessons dedicated to these.  A problem based learning project completes the module, where the student will create and present a plan of anger management for an individual experiencing serious anger difficulties.

Health And Wellbeing VRE102
Health And Wellbeing is an 8 lesson module which provides an overview all areas which impact upon an individual’s health and wellbeing on a day to day level.  The module considers the problems of lifestyle which different age groups encounter and the difficulties in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.  As well as looking areas such as stress management, the module includes lessons on preventative health and alternative medicines.

Human Biology 1A (Anatomy And Physiology) BSC101
This 6 lesson module looks at the make-up of the human body.  Students will study each element of the human body, starting with the structure and function of cells, tissues and membranes before moving on to the skeleton, the structure and function of the muscular system, and the structure and function of the nervous system.  The course also includes lessons on digestion and excretion, and physiological systems.  Within the course as well as understanding how the body is made up and how different cells and organs work together, students will study such elements as the respiratory system and the endocrine system.

Human Nutrition I BRE102
This 9 lesson module provides a broad introduction to the important elements of nutrition and how it affects human health.  Students will learn about the digestive system and how it works.  The module looks at the different food groups and the relevance of the different nutritional elements – fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water.  Students will understand the basic daily intake requirements for a human and be able to determine specific dietary requirements for individuals.  The module concludes with a lesson on disorders related to food and diet.

Introduction To Psychology BPS101
Through 7 lessons, this module will provide you with a basic foundation in human psychology.  Students will look at key issues and theories in psychology, whilst considering the stages of our psychological development from adolescence through to adults.  The module includes lessons which focus on the structure of the nervous system and the brain, environmental/external effects on behaviour, perception, personality, and motivation.  The module includes practical elements such as case studies and the demonstration of motivation techniques through role play.

Personal Energy Management VRE105
This 7 lesson module looks at the management of personal energy.  Every day we expend energy on a variety of tasks.  How we approach and complete these tasks will determine our use of our own energy.  Seeking to accomplish a task at work in order to achieve a positive outcome can be seen to require less energy input than approaching a task with a view to avoid a negative outcome.  Managing personal energy, adopting the right approach, can lead to increased vigour in your work and better outcomes.  The module includes lessons on ways to effective energy management, emotional and intellectual energies, and stress and time management.

Stress Management VPS100
The 8 lesson module in Stress Management will provide the student with an understanding of how our bodies react to stress, and how this may be coped with.  We look at how stress may be controlled, and how we may relax.  Stress is a notable factor in everyone’s lives, and different people have different ways in dealing with it.  There are many factors which contribute to this – different personalities, our approach to diet (“we are what we eat”), how we view ourselves, how we manage our career, to name but a few.  This detailed module will guide the student through all of these areas and much more, enabling them to appreciate their own situations as well as providing the knowledge to let them help others in managing their stress.

Nutritional Therapy BRE211
Nutritional Therapy is a 9 lesson module concerned with the approach of using nutrients to maintain or restore optimal nutrition and health for an individual.  The module looks specifically at allergies and food intolerance, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and other conditions and disorders.  The module is concluded with a lesson looking at the planning of diets for someone with a medical condition.

Students are required to study two elective modules, taken from -

Human Biology 1B (Bioenergetics) BSC201
This 7 lesson module is concerned with the use of energy within our bodies.  Students will learn about energy pathways and cycles.  How and when energy is used and how the body responds to changes in energy requirements, and how temperature is regulated.  The module includes lessons which look at the effects of atmospheric pressure and the effects of changes in pressure, and what performance enhancers are (such as drugs like amphetamines or steroids, food sources etc.).    

Human Nutrition II BRE202
Human Nutrition II builds and extends upon the lessons from Human Nutrition I.  In this 8 lesson module, we look further at the dietary intake of individuals and consider how different elements affect the body and physical health, our mental, and emotional health (state of mind).  The module also looks at how food is prepared and the effect this has on its properties and concludes with a lesson concerning when and what we eat.  Students learned in Human Nutrition I how to determine dietary requirements and with this module will also gain a further depth of knowledge which also covers areas such as the different dietary needs for people of different ages, planning diets for different specific purposes, and producing 7 day diet plans.

Human Nutrition III BRE302
This 8 lesson module is concerned with health issues arising from diet.  It looks at foods which can have a negative effect on certain people and diseases that occur as a result of an individual’s diet. Students will consider which foods are harmful to some, whilst offering nutritional benefits to others.  They will also consider properties of different foods – some which may act as a stimulant, for example, and others which may have a positive medicinal effect.  As well as looking at toxicity, the module also contains a lesson on detoxification and cleansing.  Human Nutrition III is then completed with a lesson on consulting and giving advice to others.

You can start the course at any time.

It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies.  Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.

Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment which the student submits to their course tutor.  The tutor will mark the assignment and return this to the student with comments and suggestions for further reading.

The Foundation Diploma In Personal Energy Management requires approximately 1000 hours of study. It is made up of ten 100 hour modules.

To pass the course:-

  1. Pass all assignments on the ten 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass ten examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.

This qualification is accredited by IARC (International Accreditation and Recognition Council).


  • Quality - our courses are developed and tutored by experienced professionals, with real world experience.
  • Relevant - our courses are relevant to today's world, with teaching that you can apply to real life situations.
  • Independent - ACS were established in 1979 and remain an independent distance learning school, meaning we remain fully focused on the development and teaching of our students.
  • Flexible - our courses can be started at any time and studied at your own pace, and therefore fitted around your existing commitments.
  • Choice - other than offering a wide range of courses in a multitude of disciplines, we provide the options of either online studies or eLearning (USB stick) - you choose the option which best suits you, so you can determine where and when you study.

Would you like to become a personal energy management specialist helping yourself and others to improve their lives?

This course can help you to do just that.

Study ten 100 hour modules towards this foundation diploma and get started on a new and healthier life and/or a new career.

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Meet some of our academics

Tracey Jones (psychology)B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies) Tracey began studying psychology in 1990. She has a wide range of experience within the psychology and social work field, particularly working with people with learning disabilities. She is also qualified as a teacher and now teaches psychology and social work related subjects. She has been a book reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work and has also written many textbooks, blogs, articles and ebooks on psychology, writing, sociology, child development and more. She has had also several short stories published.
Jade SciasciaBiologist, Business Coordinator, Government Environmental Dept, Secondary School teacher (Biology); Recruitment Consultant, Senior Supervisor in Youth Welfare, Horse Riding Instructor (part-completed) and Boarding Kennel Manager. Jade has a B.Sc.Biol, Dip.Professional Education, Cert IV TESOL, Cert Food Hygiene.

Check out our eBooks

Human NutritionBoth a text for students, or an informative read for anyone who wants to eat better. While covering the basics, the book approaches nutrition a little differently here to some other books, with sections covering ”Modifying diet according to Genetic Disposition or Lifestyle”, “How to find Reliable Information on Nutrition” and “Understanding how Diet relates to Different Parts of the Body” (including Urinary, Digestive, Respiratory and Circulatory System, the Brain, etc). This ebook was written to complement the ACS Nutrition I course, and provides a solid foundation for anyone wanting to grasp a fundamental understanding of Human Nutrition.
How to be a Life CoachLife coaching is a relatively new profession - although coaches have been around for a long time in the guise of trainers, instructors, managers and tutors for various professions and disciplines. Life coaching is not easily defined, but it is a type of mentoring which focuses on helping individuals to achieve what they would like to achieve and thereby to lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike other forms of coaching, it takes place outside of the workplace and is concerned with all aspects of a person’s life.
Human BiologyFor any new student of human biology, being confronted with thousands of unfamiliar words can be overwhelming. It can also be difficult to identify which words you need to learn first. This book presents words that have been carefully selected as the most important for new biology students to learn and understand. It also provides more information about each word than is often found in traditional dictionaries, giving students a more in-depth understanding of the word's meaning. The book is intended as an aid to all new students of human biology.
Nutritional TherapyDiscover how the way you eat can impact upon the affects of an illness. This book is unique, written by our health and nutritional scientists. Chapters cover: “Scope and Nature of Nutritional Therapy”, “How different factors Interact with Nutrition”, “Different Ways” and “Appropriate Therapeutic Responses for Different Health Issues” Thirty different conditions are covered from Mental Illness and Gastritis to Coeliac Disease and Osteoporosis.