BCNH History & Values

BCNH Team-Breda Gajsek

BCNH History

Breda Gajsek, BCNH’s founder, proprietor and Principal, established the College in 2000. Breda created the college from her passion for nutrition and lifestyle medicine and her dedication to high-quality education. Supported by her team, she works tirelessly to elevate standards in clinical nutrition practice and promote its integration into orthodox medicine.

Collaboration with University of Greenwich

In 2005, BCNH began an academic partnership with the University of Greenwich, enabling the college to offer UK Higher Education credit-bearing modules on our Diploma programme. Our students were also able to transfer those credits into a BSc (Hons) degree offered by the University. Current Diploma students continue to complete these credit-bearing modules.

NTEC - Nutritional Therapy Education Commission

NTEC Accreditation

In 2008, BCNH successfully achieved the accreditation of our Diploma course by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC).  NTEC accreditation has been maintained since that time and allows our graduates to apply for fast-track entry to the professional register of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners held by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).  You can read more about Accreditations here.   

Academic Partnership with the University of Northampton

In 2020, BCNH began to design a new BSc (Hons) degree based on the foundations of our successful Diploma course. We worked closely with the partnership team at the University of Northampton (UON) to develop and refine the programme and our BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine was successfully validated in May 2021.  

The UON mission to transform lives and inspire change aligns perfectly with BCNH aims and values. 

We are recognised for supporting mature students who are seeking a career change by offering part-time, online training. We are committed to empowering students to transform their lives and career ambitions in the world of nutrition, enabling entrepreneurial ambitions and innovations, and instilling tolerance and excellence in the nutritional field.

An Established Team

We have over 20 years of experience in delivering high-quality nutrition courses with our established team of Module Leaders and Academic Tutors. Our Guest Lecturers, who include experienced academics, medical doctors, and nutrition practitioners, enable students to learn from a wide variety of teachers and practitioners.

An Excellent Reputation

Our detailed technical grounding and strong focus on the development of clinical skills has been the foundation of our excellent reputation in the industry. BCNH graduates are highly sought-after and we are proud of the success they achieve. You can read some of our inspiring Graduate Success Stories here.

BCNH Values

Five core values underpin our approach to education and help shape who we are, as a college and as a community.


We believe in the power of nutritional and lifestyle medicine to change lives and are passionate about providing the best possible learning experience for students


We strive for academic and clinical excellence in our teaching and in the quality of our graduates


We take pride and care in our work, treating students with respect, embracing differences, and training our graduates to act responsibly and professionally


We strive to make a difference to students' lives and empower them to inspire others


We embrace and adapt to change, reviewing and updating learning in line with the latest research and encouraging creative and critical thinking among our students

Alignment with the University of Northampton Changemaker Values

Our BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine supports the the University of Northampton’s commitment to Changemaker Values.

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