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Wasted money and time

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I studied at the BCNH British School of Nutrition and Health and spent a lot of money for a diploma that no one recognized. The principle of the college likes to pop into the lectures and humiliate past students, telling stories about their mistakes during their practice.

They tell you to buy a lot of expensive books (800 pounds) and many of them are not useful for the course. I have even been disrespected in some emails... This is obviously done after you paid a lot of money. Then, little support is given for you to continue and finish the course.

Some lectures are done by inexperienced students who can't really teach.

I wish I had done a better research on BCNH and used the money to study somewhere who offered valid certification. All the credits that I gained at BCNH are not recognized in other colleges or Universities and after 4 years wasted with BCNH I have to start now again from zero.

I could go on and on ... do your own research and dont wasted your money and time.

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We would like to dispute the accusations made in this review for the following reasons: 1. The individual with this name was never enrolled on our course at BCNH College.

2. Our courses are NTEC accredited, and graduates are eligible to register with the British Association for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine (BANT). 3. In addition, our Level 6 Diploma course is credit rated by the University of Greenwich.

4. The principal never pops into lectures, as all lectures are delivered online. The principal and BCNH staff would never conduct themselves in such an unprofessional manner. To make such a claim is highly derogatory and untrue.

5. The books on the reading list are carefully selected and approved by the University of Greenwich. 6. Each student has a personal tutor who they can contact for support when required.

7. All our lectures are delivered by experts in their field. No BCNH students ever deliver any lectures. 8.

The credits are issued by the University of Greenwich, and many of our graduates have continued their studies on postgraduate Master’s courses based on credits gained from BCNH. We believe this is a malicious and unfounded attack on BCNH reputation.

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Excellent training, great experience. Happy, happy, happy! Thank you BCNH
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BCNH - British College of Nutritional Health: no value for my paid BCNH exagerated fees

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BCNH - UK College of Nutrition & Health

Updated by user May 28, 2014

My blog about my experience with BCNH, with attached evidence, is:

Original review May 28, 2014
During my BCNH diploma in Nutritional Therapy I dropped out, because I felt deceived by BCNH, due to concerns related to: 1) lack of transparency, 2) inadequate teaching methodologies, expertise and resources, 3) academically unrecognised, not validated and unaccredited institution/course certificate, and 4) financial related issues. To sum up, the course in general (including their teaching, attitudes towards students, recognition, etc…) was of no value for the high fees I was paying. [To show you that I was a real student at BCNH I attached a learning of agreement copy signed by the principal-document 1] The following are REASONS which: 1) led me to quit the course, and 2) which BCNH will not tell you BEFORE you pay a chunk of money and sign several documents: 1) Unrecognised and not validated certification BCNH is an academically unrecognised and unaccredited institution and, therefore, its transcripts (which are type printed on a low cost A4 paper) are not academically recognised and validated (British bodies for accreditation and recognition: recognised.ukdegrees@*** & info@*** Higher institutions did not recognise my BCNH transcripts. Furthermore, employers are not keen on hiring someone based on an academically ‘unofficial’ transcript. Moreover, all BCNH certificates are not recognised by the British Association for Nutrition (+44) 20 72** **78/ accreditation@***n). It seems like BCNH uses the University of Greenwich name which, unlike BCNH, is a recognised University, to support their status claims and to sound like an official British/UK academic body. AFTER spent a hefty sum of non-refundable money they started pushing me to ‘top-up’ my diploma (cost: £15,350 and £1,950) to a B.Sc (cost: £27,025 and £1,950), as ‘craftily’ they started ‘admitting’ that a B.Sc taught by the Uni of Greenwich and BCNH, where the degree transcript is issued by the Uni of Greenwich, is more recognised. In reality, BCNH’s actual multi £££ diplomas are academically unrecognised and not validated because the transcripts are issued by the academically unrecognised BCNH. See attached evidence (highlighted in red circles): document 2 is correspondence with a programme leader at the Uni of Greenwich stating that BCNH diplomas are not validated by the University of Greenwich. 2) As a fully qualified teacher myself I feel that BCNH’s teaching methods, expertise and resources are very poor a. Most of their speakers who delivered the lectures were not sequential and consistent in their teaching flow, in line with an order of representative and chronological slides, which does confuse students especially distance learners. On top of this, BCNH teaching technology equipment to aid in delivery was limited. Consequently, I could not figure out which slide they were referring to. b. I could not ask questions to the lecturers. On another hand, module tutors seemed disturbed by my questions and constantly told me to read at home, perhaps they were not able to answer my questions because they were not as qualified as the lecturers. At the beginning of the course they asked us to buy a whole list of expensive books; obviously, book fees are an additional cost apart from the course fee (more than £700 along the course). Furthermore, BCNH online catalogue library is very small, and some of its articles are old. c. For my 1st essay I slightly exceeded the word limit and they graded my 1st essay 40% as a penalty. In here I believe that they wanted to give me a lesson to write fewer words in the future, so that they will correct less work. d. They wanted me to write my essays in a way as I used to write at secondary school-that is how I felt. e. Their exams were time consuming involving too much memorizing without reasoning. 3) Hidden Ambiguous Fees: a. On their catalogue there was no indication that they charge £10 extra if paid by card (see attached document 3 for evidence [highlighted in red circles]: it is correspondence with their administrator highlighting additional costs) 4) Further Financial related incidents: a.AFTER paying a hefty sum of money and signing several documents they stopped being as nice and helpful as before, and at times my emails were not answered. One of the many examples: Once I wanted to buy a book from a non-associated BCNH book store (an online book store selling cheaper books than the one linked to and referred by BCNH), and asked the course leader for book verification. As a result, her answer was: ‘’ the reading list is quite clear…we would expect you to figure out the answer for yourself’’. See document 4 as evidence (follow arrows). b. When it came to payment they were extremely nice (and perhaps unprofessional)! See document 5 as evidence (highlighted in red circles): it is correspondence with their admin.
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I AM shocked. Is this some kind of vendetta?

My experience could not have been more different. I graduated with BSc(Hons) awarded by the University of Greenwich and now enjoy a flourishing career in NutritionalTherapy.

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and who are you.... anonymous could be anyone

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