Enrolment Requirements & Course Fees
You can complete the BCNH Interview Form here (having an interview does not oblige you to enrol on the course).
Note that some students with a Biology A level-equivalent qualification may still be required to complete the Science Foundation Course if the qualification does not include sufficient biochemistry content.
Mature students (aged 21+):
- If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you can still apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.
International Students – Enrolment Requirements
Candidates who cannot provide evidence of GCSE and A level certificates for the above (e.g. holders of international qualifications), must provide evidence of an equivalent qualification.
A Statement of Comparability can be obtained from the following agency: UK NARIC. This is the company that BCNH and the University of Greenwich use to assess the equivalence of overseas qualifications to UK qualifications and they will be able to tell you what your qualifications are equivalent to.
If English is not your first language, you also need to provide an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) certificate with a minimum grade of 7.
Step 1: An Interview
Step 2: Place Offer Letter
Following an interview, if we feel that you are a suitable candidate for the course, we will send you a Place Offer Letter.
Step 3: Enrolment
Once we have received your completed and signed enrolment documents, with the appropriate fee, we will enrol you on the course and confirm your enrolment in writing.
BCNH Course Fees (2019 – 2020)
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|Refresher Science Foundation Course (SFC)|
(online, part-time, suitable for those who simply need to refresh their science knowledge)
|Online Science Foundation Course|
(part-time, start any time throughout the year)
|Level-6 Diploma in Nutrition and Health |
(3 years, part-time, without clinical practice, some attendance required – blended learning)
|Level-6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy|
(4 years, part-time, with clinical practice, some attendance required – blended learning)
|NB: BCNH fees increase annually, in line with the rate of inflation.|
There are no funding options, however students may apply for a personal loan.
What is included in the Course Fees?
The course fees include:
- Expert lecturers – we hire lecturers who are experts in their field, so you will be taught about the latest research and developments in nutrition.
- Classroom attendance (seminars only), live-streaming, video recordings and audio recording lecture notes are included in the fees.
- Student support – academic and pastoral support from Personal Tutors and Programme Leaders. Each year you will have a Personal Tutor who will also monitor your progress.
- Assignment webinars – these are regularly scheduled to help you understand assignment requirements.
- Online quizzes – provide you with a useful tool to consolidate your learning and can be attempted as many times as you like
- Online student forums – these are monitored by tutors and programme leaders to help you with any academic issues. All students share each other’s Q & As, so they can learn from each other.
Books on the reading list, resit examinations, assignment resubmissions and private tuition are not included in the course fee and are payable separately.
BCNH students can pay their fees as follows:
- a full academic year in advance
- by monthly instalments
- by quarterly instalments
You can request a breakdown of BCNH course fees by emailing email@example.com
Withdrawals & Deferrals (Terms & Conditions)
Any student who wishes to withdraw from the course during an academic year must inform the college in writing. An administration withdrawal fee equivalent to one 15-credit module applies.
There is no withdrawal fee if a student withdraws at the end of an academic year.
Deferment must be agreed in writing between the college and the student. Students who wish to defer a year may do so, however a deferral fee equivalent to one 15-credit module will apply. Upon re-enrolment students will be credited 50% of the deferral fee towards the course fee (subject to re-enrolment on the course within 12 months).
Upon re-enrolment, deferred modules are charged at the rate appropriate to the academic year in which they are undertaken. There is no deferral fee if a student defers at the end of an academic year.
BCNH will charge a penalty fee / admin fee of £35 for each reminder letter in respect of missed payments. Reminders may be sent automatically every fortnight from the date the payment was due. Students whose fees are more than 2 weeks in arrears will be denied access to course materials on Moodle and tutorial support until their fees are up to date.
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you wish to learn more about the college and the courses we offer, you are most welcome
to attend one of our Open Mornings or Evenings or online Course webinars
Alternatively, you can call our friendly admin team for further information: +44 (0) 207 433 2555.
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