Academic & Clinical Excellence
At BCNH we are passionate about providing our students with the most thorough training to become excellent Nutrition Practitioners
Since 2005, the University of Greenwich has credit-rated all our Diploma modules at levels 4, 5 or 6, with the Faculty of Education and Health overseeing all aspects of the BCNH modules, from the module content to teaching and learning strategies and assessment methods.
From September 2020, we have reorganised all the excellent content from our old nutritional therapy Diploma into new modules, which, at the time of writing, have been submitted to the University for credit-rating and are awaiting approval.
Feedback from students, the University of Greenwich and our External Examiner highlights the following areas in which we excel:
|Comprehensive training – our Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicines provides comprehensive coverage of current nutrition research. All course materials are referenced (from peer-reviewed medical journals) and the curriculum is updated every year.|
|A diverse portfolio of guest lecturers – experts in their field, who will teach you about the latest nutrition research and developments|
|Excellent Student Support – we treat students as individuals, not as numbers. We care about each one of you and ensure that you are supported in every way possible to meet your goals.|
|Evidence-based training – nutritional research is constantly evolving and being able to critically evaluate studies in this field is a crucial skill for a Nutritional Therapist. We will build your research skills from the beginning of your studies, starting with how to find and read research and culminating in later years with the ability to critically evaluate studies (level 6).|
|“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.|
Credit rated by the University of Greenwich
We have a strong working relationship with the University of Greenwich, which has credit-rated our nutritional therapy Diploma modules at levels 4, 5 or 6 since 2005.
The University acts as an external quality control, overseeing all aspects of BCNH modules from module content, to teaching and learning strategies and assessment methods. This means that our students can be confident that they are receiving a high-quality education.
Our new Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine includes all the excellent content from our old nutritional therapy Diploma, reorganised into new modules. At the time of writing, the new modules have been submitted to the University for credit-rating and are awaiting approval.
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 in Nutritional Therapy, 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.
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