Bioscience Entry Courses for Undergraduates

The Bioscience undergraduate course is aimed at applicants that do not have ‘A’ levels or equivalent in Human Biology and Chemistry and who wish to apply for entry onto one of the following courses:

Other science foundation courses that cover a similar content may also be accepted. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of successful completion of their course.

Applicants may also apply to take our Human Biology and Chemistry entry modules for other purposes including meeting entry requirements for other health science courses. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm with another training provider whether they will accept the modules as entry to their programme. CNELM would provide the applicant with further information to share with another provider.

Course Overview

Physiology and biochemistry underpin nutritional science, personalised nutrition and nutritional therapy. Our undergraduate Bioscience entry modules in Human Biology and Chemistry are set at a level which assumes no prior knowledge of the subjects and gradually take you through the concepts including ‘A’ level concepts that are important for you to understand in order to join the above courses.

Bioscience Entry course start dates:  Following course interview, course offer, acceptance and payment applicants can usually commence bioscience modules within a week.
BSc start dates: January, April and September

Entry modules  required self-directed online learning with tutor support. This enables students to study the entry content at their own pace in time for an entry point to the BSc programme. Students have up to 12 months to complete the modules. Depending on progress and any extenuating circumstance students can apply to join a second year of study to complete the modules at an additional cost to retain student status and continued access to resources.

Further Information including Course Structure & Content

Course Length & Study Options

  • Students are advised to allow approximately 120 hours of study-time for each of the two modules and regularly submit coursework for assessment.
  • Both courses are coursework assessed enabling you to demonstrate understanding of these subjects.
  • Both Human Biology and Chemistry courses should be completed prior to enrolling on the undergraduate degree programme. Subject to prior agreement it may be possible to start specific degree modules and/or elements of the CNELM Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma that are not dependent on Human Biology or Chemistry whilst completing these courses. Students must have submitted at least 50% of the bioscience coursework and achieved grades 60% an over in order for combining completion with starting a degree module.

Please note: Entry courses must be passed in order to continue to progress with the degree programme. Fees paid towards the BSc and/or PNPD in this instance are non refundable if the student does not meet the requirements of the entry modules. We recommend that students complete both modules first.

For further information on our Bioscience entry courses, including module content and fees, please review our full Prospectus.


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CNELM is a collaborative partner of Middlesex University (MU). The undergraduate and postgraduate courses we teach are validated and quality assured by MU. You will receive an MU award on successful completion and be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at their campus.

The NTEC accredits courses for nutritional therapy. The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Science and the MSc/PG Dip in Personalised Nutrition combined with CNELM’s Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD) are accredited by NTEC.

The CNHC is the voluntary regulator for complementary therapists including Nutritional Therapists. Following successful completion of one of our accredited routes to nutritional therapy practice you will be eligible to apply to register with CNHC as a Nutritional Therapist.

BANT is a professional body for Nutritional Therapists that have completed NTEC accredited courses, or have demonstrated having met the NTEC Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards set by Skills for Health for nutritional therapy. Practitioner members of BANT are required to register with the CNHC.


The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) has accredited CNELM’s Dietary Educator Certificate. On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply to register as a Dietary Educator with the FHT.

Students that meet verification standards for the ‘NLP Practitioner Certificate’ can apply to register with the Association for Neurolinguistic Programming ANLP.

Students registered with Qualifi that meet the outcomes of the Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma (PNPD) Course assessed up to Level 6 will receive a Qualifi Endorsed Certificate. Qualifi is a recognised UK awarding organisation regulated in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).