Studying with BCNH

Flexible Learning

All BCNH courses are designed with flexibility in mind. Most of our students complete their studies alongside work or family commitments, therefore we use the latest technology to help ensure our students can study at a time convenient to them. It is possible, however, to complete the majority of the Diploma as an online learner, as all sessions are live-streamed and recorded.

Attendance students attend classes approximately once a month. Classes are held at University College London's Bloomsbury Campus and take place at weekends. It is possible, however, to complete the majority of the Diploma as an online learner, as all sessions are live-streamed and recorded. 

No. As we only offer part-time courses, our students are not eligible for a student visa.

To apply for one of our courses, you need to complete our Application Form.

Excellent Student Support

We recognise that juggling degree-level studies with other commitments is challenging and we ensure that all our students are supported from the very beginning. For example, each BCNH student is allocated a personal tutor, who provides academic and pastoral support. Each academic year is also overseen by a Programme Leader who provides an additional level of support when required. BCNH also run a mentoring programme, pairing students in different years, which allows students to share experiences and learn from one another.


As the Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine is accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC), our graduates can apply for fast-track entry to the professional register held by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is supported by the Department of Health.

Our Team

Breda Gajsek               Founder, Principal

Breda is responsible for the smooth running of the college and overseeing curriculum development and quality control. Breda is also responsible for staff, management, finances, legal issues, etc.

Beverley Shergold
Head of Education

Beverley is responsible for all academic issues related to Level 4, 5 & 6 of the Diploma programmes and as such she oversees all academic tutors and the Programme Leaders.

Level 4 Programme Leader

Megdalena is responsible for managing ademic issues related to Level 4 (e.g. course assignments, seminar preparation, quiz preparation and monitoring, providing academic support to tutors, etc).

Isabel Thompson
Level 5 Programme Leader

Isabel is responsible for managing academic issues related to Level 5 (e.g. course assignments, seminar preparation, quiz preparation and monitoring, providing academic support to tutors, etc).

Zahra Browne
Clinical Practice Leader

Zahra’s role as Clinical Practice Leader is to manage BCNH clinical training and meet with student practitioners on a regular basis to monitor and discuss their progress throughout their clinical training.

Student Administration

Melanie works closely with students and with all members of the academic team. In addition to general administrative duties, she is responsible for organising the student teaching clinic, running the online learning platform (Moodle) and responding to queries from potential students.

Expert Guest Lecturers

Dr Adam Collins

Dr Adam Collins completed a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Biochemistry before successfully completing an MSc in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Aberdeen. He then went on to complete a PhD in Nutrition, concentrating on nutritional assessment in health and disease.

Carol Granger

Carol is a registered nutritional therapist with an honours degree in biochemistry and a Master’s in microbiology. She has been a Chartered Biologist since 1986 and has two decades of experience in bioscience research, diagnostics and medical technology.

Prof Neil Ward

Professor in Chemistry at the University of Surrey, where he lectures on Analytical Chemistry and Scientific Communication. Professor Ward’s main research areas have been the study of heavy metal pollution from motorways in many countries around the world since 1973.

Benjamin Brown

Benjamin is an Australian trained Naturopath with a range of educational, clinical and technical experience. During his career, Benjamin has lectured for thousands of health care professionals internationally, taught in various colleges, worked in technical research and maintained a clinical practice.

Lorraine Nicolle

Lorraine is a qualified university teacher and has developed and taught on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate nutrition and health-related degree programmes, including at the University of West London and Greenwich University.


If you are looking for an interesting and challenging course in Nutrition, look no further! The course is scientifically and medically based - keeping you informed of the latest research and findings. Highly recommended!


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