Academic & Clinical Excellence
At BCNH we are passionate about providing our students with the most thorough training to become excellent Nutrition Practitioners. Hence, we will support you every step of the way to achieve your goal.
We teach evidence-based Functional Medicine, so our graduates are better equipped to evaluate published research papers. We will build your research skills from Year 1, starting with how to find and read research and culminating in later years with the ability to critically evaluate studies.
We have a brilliantly varied portfolio of guest lecturers who are experts in their field and you will be taught about the latest research and developments in nutritional therapy.
“Mechanisms” – all of our students and graduates associate BCNH with mechanisms!
Essentially, this is about understanding ‘why’ or ‘how’ a food or nutrient, for example, may be beneficial or harmful for your client by understanding the physiological processes it can influence in the body. Knowing your mechanisms is really important in order to be taken seriously by both your clients and fellow health professionals.
Referenced course materials – all the materials provided during the course are referenced from peer reviewed medical journals (we continuously update course materials, in line with the latest research).
Comprehensive training – our courses provide comprehensive coverage of current nutritional therapy research and the curriculum is updated every year (for example, recent additions include a thorough exploration of the gut microflora and its influence on health and the benefits / limitations of genetic testing for Nutritional Therapy)
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Level 6 BCNH Diploma courses are credit rated by UG
BCNH Level-6 Diplomas are also credit-rated by the University of Greenwich and the Faculty of Education and Health oversees all aspects of the BCNH courses, from course content, to assessment methods and quality control.
Please read more about the Diploma courses here.
If you wish to practice Nutritional Therapy on a one-to-one basis, we offer a unique, comprehensive clinical training programme during Year 4 of the Diploma course, meeting the requirements of the core curriculum for registered Nutrition Practitioners.
Whilst students receive clinical training during Years 1 – 3 of our Diploma courses in the form of fictional case studies discussed in clinical seminars, we believe that the intense focus on clinical training undertaken during Year 4 provides our students with the highest levels of clinical skill and confidence to embark on a successful career as a registered Nutrition Practitioner, and forms the most comprehensive clinical training on the market.
During Year 4 clinical practice, as well as delivering supervised nutrition consultations, you will also be introduced to marketing, basic book-keeping and how to create a Business Plan, all of which will ensure that you receive the best possible foundation for career success. You will also be required to write a minimum of three referral letters to your clients’ GPs (with their permission), as part of the process of learning to work with the medical profession.
You will also be able to learn clinical skills from your peers and clinical tutors by observing Year 4 students’ live consultations from the comfort of your home (anywhere in the world).
Clinical practice completion will also enable you to apply for registration with with CNHC. Please see Accreditation page for further information.
Our tutors and academic staff will support you every step of the way to achieve your goal. Each student is allocated a personal tutor and each academic year has a Programme Leader who is responsible for the smooth running of the course.