Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
|General: (Qs 1 – 4)||Diploma and BSc: (Qs 14 – 20)|
|Enrolment: (Q 5 – 6)||Study Options: (Qs 21 – 23)|
|Course Fees & Funding: (Qs 7 – 10)||Clinical Practice: (Qs 24 – 25)|
|About SFC Courses: (Qs 11 – 13)||Career Options: (Qs 26 – 27)|
1. What makes BCNH different to other nutrition colleges?
Our main objective is to provide top quality nutrition education, based on the latest discoveries and developments in the field of nutrition, to help facilitate the integration of Nutritional Therapy into orthodox medicine.
We also teach nutritional therapy as an evidence-based subject, rather than an ‘alternative’ medicine and we strive to provide top quality teaching and a rewarding experience for all our students.
Don’t just take our word for it, follow this link to see what some of our graduates say!
2. If I study with BCNH, can I get a student visa?
No. As we only offer part-time courses, our students are not eligible for a student visa.
3. Where & when are lectures held?
Our lectures are held in lecture rooms at University College London’s Bloomsbury Campus (UCL) and take place on weekends.
4. What’s the difference between a Nutritional Therapist, a Dietician, and a Nutritionist?
5. How do I apply for BCNH courses?
To apply for one of our courses, you need to have an interview with a member of BCNH Academic Board first.
You can complete BCNH interview form here. Our friendly staff will be in touch with you to arrange an interview.
6. I have overseas qualifications, how do I find out what they are equivalent to in the UK?
BCNH and University of Greenwich (UG) require that students have achieved at least a grade C in English and Maths at GCSE level. If you are from outside the UK, you can check to see whether or not your qualifications are equivalent by submitting them to UK NARIC. This is the company that the BCNH and UG 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.
Course Fees & Funding
7. How much do BCNH courses cost?
All of our course fees can be found here.
8. Are BCNH fees eligible for student funding?
The BCNH modules are not eligible for student funding from the government, however, UK students can apply for a Professional & Career Development Loan. You can read more about the Funding Options here.
9. Can I pay BCNH fees in instalments?
Yes. After an initial payment, BCNH fees can be paid either monthly or quarterly.
10. What’s the difference in price for international students?
There is no price difference for international students who are studying at BCNH.
However, if you study the BSc in Nutritional Therapy (run in partnership with the University of Greenwich), their fees may be slightly higher.
Science Foundation Course
11. I don’t have an A-Level (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Biology, what are my options?
Our Science Foundation Courses are tailored for our Level-6 Diploma and BSc in Nutritional Therapy. We also accept Science Foundation Courses from other colleges, subject to their course curriculum meeting the BCNH requirements.
12. I have an A-Level in Chemistry (or equivalent) obtained more than 10 years ago. What are my options?
We offer a Refresher Science Foundation Course which gives students the course materials and a workbook in which they answer questions. This course can be completed within 3 – 6 months and is self-study only. More information can be found here.
13. Can I complete your Science Foundation Course and use it to gain entry to a course at another institution?
As our Science Foundation Courses are NOT credit rated, they do not transfer into UCAS points. Another institute may accept our qualification, but this will be up to the individual institution. If you are planning to study at another college or university, please check if they will accept our Science Foundation Course certificate first.