Clinical Reflexology

Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Reflexology

University Credit Rated

 

SCQF Level 8 & EQF Level 5, 80 credits

 

Available in our training centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Funding for tuition fees is available from SAAS

 

About the Qualification

No other private training provider in the UK offers a clinical reflexology course fully at this highest level and we also offer the highest amount of credits for a reflexology course (80).

 

We are very proud that we are the first and only private training provider in the UK that has been granted the status of offering university credit rated reflexology and massage qualifications. Anyone can accredit a course but only a higher education authority such as a university can credit rate a course.

 

For Scottish residents, a non-repayable grant for tuition fees is available from the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Please see the fees section below.

 

We appreciate it is imperative that you find the best school for you, to enable you to become the most competent practitioner. The course has a strong practical emphasis and includes tailoring treatments for clients, acupressure reflexology, advanced reflexology techniques and more. A comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology is key to excelling as a therapist. Our modules are all at EQF level 5, SCQF level 8.

 

Credits obtained from all of our university credit rated courses, can be used towards other courses, including at other learning providers. You may not have to repeat study that you have already conducted if you wish to transfer these credits to another course at the same level. It can become especially tricky if you study a course without a level and credits. The essence of studying a course with a level and credits enables you to adequately demonstrate to potential employers, clients, insurance companies and membership bodies the level and the depth of study that you have undergone. The course can be recognised internationally as most countries have their own framework. The SCQF confirm the following, “Being registered on the SCQF lends both national and international recognition to credit rated qualifications and learning programmes. In order to be on the SCQF, all qualifications have to go through a rigorous, quality assured process of ‘credit rating’ by a Credit Rating Body (CRB)”.

 

If students wish, they can study the Swedish Massage Therapy module following the reflexology course. This would enable the graduate to be a fully qualified Swedish massage practitioner. Students would hold the Diploma in Complementary Therapies and have 120 credits at SCQF level 8, European Qualifications Framework level 5. An SCQF level 8, 120 credits qualification is equivalent to one full time year of study at second year degree level at a university.

 

This nationally recognised qualification is unique in the UK and enables graduates to become proficient practitioners in advanced techniques with a varied range of skills.

 

You will have the opportunity to become an exceptional therapist and successfully maintain clients. Please see the benefits link at the bottom of the page to see the vital importance of studying this type of course.

 

We pride ourself on small classes which ensures an individual approach.

 

The Diploma has Two Modules

 

Clinical Reflexology

We will examine and practice a wide range of reflexology techniques to include both Western and Chinese elements. Proficiency in various techniques and tailoring the treatment to benefit individual clients will be developed. External clients will be invited into the school to simulate a work-related environment. Counselling skills will be explored to enable you to conduct active listening, manage difficult situations and deal with emotions. Setting up your own business, legal/tax requirements, advertising and marketing your business will be covered in great detail. Complementary medical scientific research will be examined and enable you to apply a critical approach.

 

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

We will explore the physiological systems and pathologies by looking at the healthy body and the progression to disease development. Definitions, causes, triggers, signs and symptoms of various pathologies and a biomedical approach to the pathologies will be explored. Lifestyle aspects will be examined and how poor lifestyle choices can impede health. The effects of stress on the body will be explored.

 

Assessments

Students are assessed in the form of continuous assessment with no final theory exam. There will be two practical assessments at the end of the course. Students complete case studies during the course. Case studies are an invaluable tool to assist you in becoming a professional reflexologist.

 

Graduates

Graduates will be given formal recognition of their work. As our course has a level and credits, it enables membership associations, employers etc. to understand the level and depth of the course. If you study a course without a level and credits, it will commonly mean you may be stuck with only be able to join one membership association throughout your whole career. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can join leading complementary therapy membership bodies such as the Association of Reflexologists as a full member. The Association of Reflexologists are at the forefront of reflexology. This organisation is the most respected reflexology organisation in the UK.  Full members of the Association of Reflexologists can use MAR after their name. Members can obtain support and have access to continually updated journals. Graduates can also be registered on the The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Very uniquely, we offer lifetime graduate support. Graduates are encouraged to contact the school with any therapy or business related query they may have. Our in-house Graphic Designer, can give you advice on the optimum way to market your business. Our designer has specialised in providing design/marketing solutions to complementary therapy companies for thirteen years.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Students will be assessed on an individual basis to work within a caring profession.

 

Bridging Course

Students can study a bridging course when they hold a suitable, recognised qualification in anatomy and physiology or in another therapeutic discipline. The therapy qualification must include anatomy and physiology at a suitable content and be at an appropriate level. Please contact us to discuss suitability.

 

Illness

In the unfortunate event that students fall ill during the course, we can offer a flexible learning plan whereby you can come back on to the course the next year and at no extra charge. Missed days for whatever reason can be made up at another one of our venues.

 

Fees

The fees include tuition fees, reflexology training DVD, reflexology hand and foot chart, handouts, support if required out with the teaching days and assessment fees.

For students resident in Scotland: The Complementary Therapy School has been approved by the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This entitles eligible students to receive the part time fee grant. The non-repayable grant is awarded to students studying a higher education course and is worked out by how many credits you are studying. The main criteria for the grant: you have to be resident in Scotland and have a personal income of £25,000 or less. They do not take into account partner’s income.

The Complementary Therapy School Swedish massage graduates or for holders of a suitable level and credits anatomy and physiology qualification: £498 with the part time fee grant (Scottish residents) or £900 without the grant.

Students not applicable to the above i.e. for those that do not hold an anatomy and physiology qualification: If you receive the part time fee grant (Scottish residents), it will cost £781 if paying in full with your application or £841 if paying by instalments. If you are not eligible for the grant it will cost £1584 if paying in full or £1644 if paying by instalments.

The deposit is £250 if paying by instalments.

 

Additional Costs

2 x books, Lafuma or treatment couch, dream cream, couch roll, optional student membership of the Association of Reflexologists £36 (correct at the time of writing). If you want to become a successful practitioner, with the highest quality tuition, the most respected qualification and with the most professional up-to-date training in the UK, then this is the course for you.

Treatment couches are available for use on the training days in our London venue.

 Course Dates

 

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Address: Barry Business Centre, Main Street, Barry, Scotland, DD7 7RP.

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We take information via our application form to allow us to make a decision on your suitability for the course. We also ask limited health information to ensure we can offer you the best learning experience.

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As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, I abide by the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics. The lawful basis under which I hold and use your information is my legitimate interests i.e.my requirement to retain the information in order to provide you with the most appropriate training, follow up support, and advice

When you submit case studies as part of our therapy training course, the client cannot be identified. i.e. you cannot put on the consultation form the client’s name and contact details.

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Your personal contact details may be shared with the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) on completion of your course. The AoR may contact you to ask you to provide them with feedback on the course. This is part of the criteria for AoR CPD approval.

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