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Flexible Learning

We have designed our programme with flexibility in mind. Our teaching is based on active blended learning, combining ‘live’ real-time sessions online with activities which can be undertaken at a time you choose.  The part-time nature of our programme allows students to complete their studies alongside work or family commitments.

The BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine is a qualifying course for student finance. To check whether you are eligible see
No. As we only offer part-time courses, our students are not eligible for a student visa.
To apply for one of our courses, you need to complete our Application Form.

Excellent Student Support

We recognise that juggling degree-level studies with other commitments is challenging and we ensure that all our students are supported from the very beginning. For example, each BCNH student is allocated a personal tutor who provides academic and pastoral support and who will work particularly closely with them at the start of the programme. Module leaders will also provide module-specific support and each academic year is also overseen by a Level Leader who provides an additional level of support when required.




The BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine has been submitted for accreditation by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC).  Graduates of NTEC accredited courses can apply for fast-track entry to the professional register held by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is supported by the Department of Health.



Our Team


Breda Gajsek

Founder, Principal

Breda is responsible for the smooth running of the college and overseeing curriculum development and quality control. Breda is also responsible for staff, management, finances, legal issues, etc.

Beverley Shergold

Head of Education

Beverley is responsible for all academic issues related to the BSc (Hon) programme and as such she oversees all level and module leaders

Sarah Kenny

Level 4 Leader

Sarah is responsible for the smooth running of all level 4 modules, monitoring student engagement and progression throughout level 4 and overseeing level 4 module leaders and tutors

Isabel Thompson

Level 5 Leader

Isabel is responsible for the smooth running of all level 5 modules, monitoring student engagement and progression throughout level 5 and overseeing level 5 module leaders and tutors


Zahra Browne

Clinical Practice Leader

Zahra’s role as Clinical Practice Leader is to manage BCNH clinical training and meet with student practitioners on a regular basis to monitor and discuss their progress throughout their clinical training.


Melanie Shiffman

Student Administration

Melanie works closely with students and with all members of the academic team. In addition to general administrative duties, she is responsible for organising the student teaching clinic and responding to queries from potential students.





Expert Guest Lecturers


Dr Adam Collins

Dr Adam Collins completed a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Biochemistry before successfully completing an MSc in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Aberdeen. He then went on to complete a PhD in Nutrition, concentrating on nutritional assessment in health and disease.


Dr Carol Granger

Carol is a registered nutritional therapist with an honours degree in biochemistry and a Master’s in microbiology. She has been a Chartered Biologist since 1986 and has two decades of experience in bioscience research, diagnostics and medical technology. Her doctorate in health sciences involved researching nutritional therapy practice for people with cancer.


Prof Neil Ward

Professor Ward is an Emeritus Professor of Analytical Chemistry (since August 2019). His main research areas include the study of heavy metal pollution from motorways in many countries around the world since 1973.

Benjamin Brown

Benjamin is an Australian trained Naturopath with a range of educational, clinical and technical experience. During his career, Benjamin has lectured for thousands of health care professionals internationally, taught in various colleges, worked in technical research and maintained a clinical practice.


Lorraine Nicolle

Lorraine is a qualified university teacher and has developed and taught on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate nutrition and health-related degree programmes, including at the University of West London and Greenwich University.






If you are looking for an interesting and challenging course in Nutrition, look no further! The course is scientifically and medically based – keeping you informed of the latest research and findings. Highly recommended!


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