Level 6 Diplomas in Nutrition
At BCNH we Offer TWO Level-6 Diploma Programmes
1. Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy
|The BCNH Diploma in Nutritional Therapy is a 4-year part-time course, which includes compulsory Year 4 clinical practice. Modules are credit-rated by the University of Greenwich and students who successfully complete this course accumulate 195 University credits.|
This course is accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC), allowing graduates to apply for direct entry to the professional register held by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is supported by the Department of Health.
|To read more about our accreditations, please see here.|
If you wish to practice as a Registered Nutritional Therapist, this is the right course for you and will provide you with a thorough foundation in both technical knowledge and clinical skills, allowing you to practice with confidence.
You can download information about our Level-6 Diploma modules here.
If you do not wish to practice Nutritional Therapy and you are looking to study for personal interest only, our Diploma in Nutrition and Health may be a more suitable option for you.
|Candidates will be awarded the Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy Certificate by BCNH, subject to successful completion of 12 core BCNH modules and Year 4 clinical practice.|
2. Level 6 Diploma in Nutrition & Health
The BCNH Diploma in Nutrition & Health is a 3-year part-time course WITHOUT clinical practice. Candidates who complete this programme may wish to work as nutrition professionals but without offering one-to-one advice.
Students studying for the Diploma in Nutrition & Health complete the same BCNH modules in Years 1-3 as those studying for the Diploma in Nutritional Therapy and accumulate 195 credits. The only difference is that Nutrition & Health students do not go on to complete the fourth year, dedicated to clinical practice.
As a result, this Diploma is currently not accredited by NTEC and it will give you grounding in nutrition knowledge which can be useful for activities other than seeing clients on one-to-one basis.
|Candidates will be awarded the Level 6 Diploma in Nutrition and Health Certificate by BCNH, subject to successful completion of 12 core BCNH modules.|
Credit-rating by the University of Greenwich
All of the BCNH modules which are studied on our Diploma courses are credit-rated by the University of Greenwich at levels 4, 5 or 6.
The University acts as an external quality control, overseeing all aspects of BCNH modules from module content, to teaching and learning strategies and assessment methods.
This means that our students can be confident that they are receiving a high-quality education.
Our teaching is based on a blended learning strategy, combining learning via electronic and online media with face-to-face teaching.
Lectures are either pre-recorded, to watch in your own time, or delivered live online, giving you the option of joining the session from the comfort of your own home. Live lectures are also recorded for those who are unable to participate live (e.g. due to time zone differences or prior commitments), providing you with the ultimate flexibility. There is also a webinar for each module to further support student learning.
Classroom attendance – students can attend theory and clinical seminars at University College London (WC1) approximately once a month.
Our Thorough Training Offers Excellent Value for Money
|BCNH students agree that our thorough training and passion for nutrition offers excellent value for money.|
Our Diploma courses offer the most comprehensive training in nutrition – our curriculum is updated every year to reflect the latest research and our lecturers are experts in their field.
Our evidence-based training also equips students with the necessary skills to search, analyse and critically evaluate nutrition research; a skill with is essential for safe practice.
We offer a unique, comprehensive clinical training programme during Year 4 of the Diploma in Nutritional Therapy – essential for all students aiming to become Registered Nutrition Practitioners and providing you with the best possible foundation for a successful career
We also instil in our students the importance of detailed technical knowledge. “Mechanisms” is a sacred word at BCNH and all of our students and graduates associate BCNH with mechanisms! Essentially, this is about understanding ‘why’ or ‘how’ a food or nutrient, for example, may be beneficial or harmful for your client by understanding the physiological processes it can influence in the body. Knowing your mechanisms is important in order to be taken seriously by both your clients and fellow health professionals.
We treat students as individuals, not as numbers, offering excellent tutorial support.
We care about each one of you and ensure that you are supported in every way possible to meet your goals. Each year you will have a personal tutor, who will monitor your progress and offer academic as well as pastoral support via Skype and via discussion forums on our virtual learning environment.
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.