Flexible Study Options
Modes of study for all courses
- Attendance (we hire lecture rooms at UCL, Central London)
- Online / Distance learning (from home, work or on the move)
Whether you are an attending student or a distance learning student, our tutors and programme leaders are there to support you throughout your studies, helping you to develop strong clinical and academic skills.
BCNH Attendance Study
If you live in or near London and you can spare 1 – 2 weekends a month between September and June, attendance study may be your best option.
Attendance at lecture and seminar weekends will provide you with an opportunity to form long-lasting friendships with like-minded people.
However, whilst we encourage attendance students to commit to every teaching weekend, we recognise that this is not always possible and attendance students also have access to live-streaming and recordings of all lectures and seminars.
About BSc / Diploma attendance
Lectures and seminars take place approximately 1 – 2 weekends a month (Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm) between September and June. Timetables for the year are set in advance, allowing you to plan accordingly.
About SFC attendance
SFC students attend approximately 1 weekend a month (Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm) between October and May.
BCNH Online / Distance Learning (DL) Study
We appreciate the importance of balancing work / study / family and personal time and therefore the latest technology to enable our students to study alongside other commitments (see the Panopto section below).
Therefore, if you cannot physically attend lectures, you can choose to join the classroom live from the comfort of your own home or view the recordings in your own time.
However, if you wish to attend some lectures, you are welcome to do so, without extra cost and with a prior arrangement with the college to ensure adequate classroom space.
Distance learning can be isolating at times, therefore we provide you with as many opportunities as possible to interact with other students e.g. via mentoring, webinars, forums and email groups with your peers. Your Personal Tutor will also be available via Skype.
BSc / Diploma Online Students’ Compulsory Attendance
DL students are required to attend 3 – 4 weekends during their studies:
- 1 orientation day in Year 1 (UK based students only)
- 1 clinical weekend in Year 3 (UK based students only)
- 2 clinical weekends in Year 4 (September & March)
Attendance at Year 4 clinical weekends for all students is compulsory to ensure that DL (online) students acquire same level of clinical training and experience.
Live streaming of Lectures and Seminars via Panopto
The Panopto recording facility (screen shot above), allows you to live-stream and watch our lectures as they happen, and also provides the flexibility to watch recorded lectures from any location, whenever you like. You are also able to easily search for the content you need.
These features are particularly useful if you live outside London or abroad so cannot attend lectures, or have to miss a lecture due to illness, timetable clashes or during revision periods.