Level 6 Diplomas in Nutrition
- Academic & clinical excellence – we will support you every step of the way to achieve your goal
- Flexible study options
- Our subject-specific lecturers are trusted professional experts in their field
- Modules are credit-by the University of Greenwich and accredited by NTEC
- BCNH Nutritional Therapy graduates are eligible to apply for entry to the professional register held by the CNHC
- Respected by the nutrition industry and medical profession
- Value for money (we put student education before profit)
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Why choose a BCNH Diploma?
BCNH Level 6 Diploma courses are designed for candidates who desire a high quality education.
All of the BCNH modules which are studied on the Diploma courses are credit-rated by the University of Greenwich at levels 4, 5 or 6.
The University oversees all aspects of BCNH modules from content, to assessment methods, marking and quality control.
This means is that you can be confident that, even as a Diploma student, you are receiving a high-quality education. You can find our Level 6 Diploma Syllabus in our Prospectus.
At the end of Year 3, all Diploma students who have successfully completed their studies will have accumulated 195 credits.
To request a Diploma syllabus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work and study
As with all our courses, Diploma courses are designed with flexibility in mind and can be completed alongside other commitments (please see Flexible Study Options for further information).
As the teaching is at degree-level, the coursework can be challenging, however our team will support you every step of the way to make your experience and studies at BCNH enjoyable.
Whilst you do not need to give up your job to study with BCNH, we do recommend a 4-day-a-week work schedule, where possible (although 5-day a week work schedule is acceptable if you are willing to ‘sacrifice’ some of the weekends for study time), to accommodate the 15 hours a week of self-directed study time estimated to be required for successful completion.
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.
At BCNH we offer TWO Level-6 Diploma programmes:
1. 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 is suitable for anyone who wishes to complement their work in a related professional field (e.g. osteopaths, herbalists, GPs, journalists, health coaches, etc.).
Candidates will be awarded the Level 6 Diploma in Nutrition and Health Certificate by BCNH, subject to successful completion of 12 core BCNH modules.
2. 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.
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.
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.
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.
BCNH – The Choice of Professional Nutrition Practitioners
Tracey Randell, a very successful BCNH graduate and a lecturer, employs BCNH graduates only in her clinical practice. Tracey appreciates the rigorous training our graduates get, which is of utmost importance to her busy and successful clinical practice.
Please see a sample of Tracey Randell’s lecture delivered to BCNH students, below:
Our Thorough Training Offers Excellent Value for Money
BCNH students agree that our passion for nutrition and thorough training offers value for money.
Our lecturers are experts in their field and you will be taught about the latest research and developments in nutritional therapy.
We offer excellent tutorial support – each year you will have a personal tutor who will monitor your progress and offer academic as well as pastoral support. 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.
We treat students as individuals, not as numbers. We care about each one of you and ensure that you are supported in every way possible to meet your goals.
“Mechanisms” (the sacred word) – 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 really important in order to be taken seriously by both your clients and fellow health professionals.
We offer the most comprehensive training – our the curriculum is updated every year to reflect the latest research
Our courses are credit-rated by the University of Greenwich
We offer a dedicated year 4 Clinical Practice – our Year 4 dedicated clinical practice, which will prepare you for a successful career as nutrition practitioner.