BCNH Accreditations

Working in Partnership with the University of Northampton

The University of Northampton (UON), which was awarded Goldthe highest possible mark in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), validates our BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine programme.

The academic partnerships team at UON seeks to ensure that the teaching and learning experience students receive with collaborative partners is comparable to the high-quality teaching and learning experience its students receive on campus. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer a UON validated programme to our students.

The new course will commence in September 2021 and is the culmination of over 20 years of experience in teaching in the field of nutrition.
NTEC - Nutritional Therapy Education Commission

NTEC Accreditation

The Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC) is the Professional Standards Council for Nutritional Therapy.  NTEC’s mission is to establish, uphold and advance the standards of qualifications, competence and conduct of those who practice nutritional therapy as a profession.

NTEC accredits courses against the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Nutritional Therapy.  The NOS are developed and updated by Skills for Health, which is the Sector Skills Council for the healthcare sector, licensed by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills.

BCNH has successfully achieved NTEC accreditation of our Diploma courses for over 10 years and designed the new BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine with NTEC requirements in mind.  The new BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Lifestyle is also accredited by NTEC.

CNHC - Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council

Registration with CNHC

Graduates from NTEC accredited courses are eligible to apply for fast-track entry to the professional register of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners held by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC was established with government support to regulate various complementary therapies, including nutritional therapy, and its key purpose is to protect the public.

As the BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine is accredited by NTEC, BCNH graduates are eligible to apply for fast-track entry to the professional register held by the CNHC.

Membership of BANT

Students enrolled on the BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine are eligible to become student members of the British Association for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and convert to full membership upon graduation. BANT acts as a professional body for Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and those working in the wider application of nutrition science, promoting high standards of education, integrity and ethics and supporting members professionall

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