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Nutrition and Dietetic Services

Learner Placements

We provide nutrition services across Birmingham for conditions including diabetes, malnutrition, stomach and digestive problems, allergies, food sensitivity and obesity.

Nutrition and Dietetics: Learner Placements

Welcome to BCHC Nutrition


We are happy to provide A, B and C placements for both Coventry University and Birmingham City University. Our aim at BCHC is to provide a high quality and positive placement experience that will set you up for your future career as a Dietitian.


To introduce ourselves, some of our team have put together a short video to outline a few key details about us and what to expect on your first day. We hope this is helpful if you’re due to start a placement with us.


Here is a summary of our Dietetic placement offers:

  • Birmingham Community Nutrition (BCN) is based at Gee house (B7 5JR) but we deliver care at a variety of clinic locations through the city, community hospitals (West Heath, and Mosely Hall) and in patients own homes. You may start your day at a different setting on different days. Being a car driver is advantageous, but you can get to most settings via public transport.
  • We have a range of specialist teams including nutrition support (oral and enteral), bedded units, inpatient neuro rehab, paediatrics, primary care network, prescribing support, general primary care, gastroenterology, specialist weight management, learning disabilities and maternal health. You are likely to be based in two teams, but if you want to have a days experience in another please let us know.
  • Our dietitians work closely with our nutrition nurses who are based with us, and our public health department Startwell who focus on improving nutrition in early years settings.
  • Community working is a specialist in itself and you will develop strong communication, negotiation, networking and promotion skills through liaising with GPs, other community health professionals, specialist multidisciplinary teams across acute and community sectors, hospices, charities, social care and many other organisations.
  • As we work in a variety of settings we see patients over a variety of mediums, face to face, telephone and video calls. We have a friendly student leads team that support all our students with weekly reviews, along with mentors to ensure all students get the best out of their placement with us.
  • We encourage placements to be four days clinical and 1 day project to ensure we are offering the best placement experience across the four pillars of practice to ensure our learners are developing the skills they need for their first posts.


If you have any questions regarding learner training at BCHC, feel free to contact Kim Bibby, lead for learner training, for further information:


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