Professional Reflexology Practitioner Diploma
There are many schools, colleges and organisations offering various qualifications and styles of training which can be very confusing when trying to choose the right Reflexology course. The course that we offer is to a much higher standard than is provided by the basic Level 3 Diploma course. It provides a thorough grounding in the theory and underpinning aspects of Reflexology, and places a great emphasis on the practical aspects of Reflexology. The course is taught by me, Christina Lyne the School principal, who has over 20 years experience and has taught at all levels of Reflexology learning.
The course syllabus is based on the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Core Curriculum and incorporates the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Reflexology. All the course units have been specifically designed for Reflexology by Reflexologists.
As an independent School and not reliant on government funding we can be flexible in our training methods and are therefore more able to respond to individual student’s needs. We focus on the training and requirements necessary to become a competent, practicing, professional reflexologist. To ensure that our high standards are maintained, the School is externally verified each year by an experienced Reflexology tutor.
Upon qualification, graduates can apply for registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) – the UK’s complementary health register. Graduates will also be able to join Professional Reflexology (PR), one of the best known and respected professional Reflexology membership organisations in the UK who offer specialist insurance cover, provide advice, information services and an ongoing educational programme.
As you progress through the course you will be continually assessed in the practical and theoretical aspects. In addition you should set aside approximately eight to ten hours per week to work on home assignments which will include 10 case studies. We provide a recommended reading list at the beginning of the course.
Classes are held one weekend per month over a period of approximately 9 months. Each day runs from 9.30am to 5.00pm with a one hour break for lunch and a short break each morning and afternoon.
The course comprises of the following suite of units;
Unit 1 – Tenets of Therapeutic Reflexology
This unit provides the student with an understanding of where Reflexology sits within the overall context of complementary therapies. As well as looking at the history and theories of reflexology and the holistic approach, we cover the practical methods of assessing and treating clients and lots more.
Unit 2 – Practical Therapeutic Reflexology
This unit develops assessment and practical reflexology skills and techniques. Students will work on each other in class and undertake case studies at home. These are written to specific criteria and students are monitored and guided as they evolve and develop through the course. We will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of Hand Reflexology.
Unit 3 – Anatomy and Physiology for Reflexologists
This unit provides the underpinning knowledge of anatomy and physiology for reflexology practice. Students will learn how the body systems are interdependent and how the pathologies are reflected in the feet. We look at how stress affects the body and cover homeostasis.
Unit 4 – Pathology Study for Reflexology
Students will research a range of common pathologies and hand and foot conditions. We also identify which areas of the feet to work to help with specific problems.
Unit 5 – Professional Practice for the Reflexologist
Students will receive guidance on how to develop a business plan, manage a reflexology business and cover the legal and professional requirements of setting up and working as a self employed reflexologist.
The educational aims are to develop the in-depth knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective treatments.
The following methods are used:
- Lectures and visual aids.
- Detailed demonstrations and practice of techniques.
- Detailed handouts and workbooks for each student.
- Supervised practice and individual practical experience.
- Open discussion periods with course tutor.
- Monitored home assignments.
- Continuous assessment by course tutor of the development of personal qualities required of a professional practitioner.
Class size is a maximum of 8 students. This allows the tutor to monitor individual progress and development and throughout the course there is ongoing support.
Evidence of Achievement
Students will be required to show achievement of a range of relevant learning outcomes and assessment.
- Four practical assessments
- Presentation of case studies
- Portfolio of evidence
There is no final written examination. Students will prepare, under the guidance of the course tutor, a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they have covered and achieved all the required learning outcomes.
All students must have access to a computer / laptop, printer and scanner and be computer literate.
Professional Reflexology Practitioner Diploma
Applicants must be 19 years or over. No formal qualifications are necessary.
Early booking is advised as classes fill up very quickly. Interviews are currently taking place.
Saturday 6th February/Sunday 7th February 2021
Saturday 6th March/Sunday 7th March 2021
Saturday 17th April/Sunday 18th April 2021
Saturday 15th May/Sunday 16th May 2021
Saturday 12th June/Sunday 13th June 2021
Saturday 3rd/Sunday 4th July 2021
Saturday 10th July/Sunday 11th July 2021
No weekend in August
Saturday 11th September/Sunday 12th September 2021
Saturday 9th October/Sunday 10th October 2021
The cost of the course is £1950 plus £160 Professional Reflexology Fee
The Professional Reflexology fee includes:
- Student membership to Professional Reflexology
- Student insurance ( 18 months )
- Accreditation and verification fees
Deposit Fee (£400)
The enclosed application form must be sent together with a deposit cheque or bank transfer payment for £400 to secure your place on the course. The Schools bank account details will be sent out on request. Confirmation of your place on the course will then be sent to you. The deposit is a part payment of the course fee and is non-returnable.
Option 1. Payment in Full
The balance of course fee of £1550 plus £160 Professional Reflexology Fee to be paid 14 days before the course start date.
Option 2. Spread Payment
£620 plus £160 Professional Reflexology Fee to be paid 14 days before the course start date, the balance to be paid over 6 months at the rate of £155 per month by bank transfer. The first monthly payment will be on 1st March 2021.
Additional Costs (for students)
- Reference books for class and home use
- Treatment couch & stool for home use
- Consumables such as talc, cleanser, massage cream, couch roll, pillows, towels, for home use
- Students will need an email address and a laptop with regular access to a printer and scanner
How to Apply
Please contact Christina Lyne (principal and course tutor) on 01243 586804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.