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City & Guilds 5 Unit Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Devon School of Reflexology was established in 1992 by Jane Holt, who was one of the pioneers of Reflexology in the South West.

Long standing Accredited Center of the Association of Reflexologists( Leading to full membership of the Association of Reflexologists ) providing training in professionalism and excellence as a City and Guilds center offering the Level 3 diploma in reflexology.

Provides full training in Reflexology with a view to Clinical based Reflexology.

Support in client care and continual professional development ( CPD ) after Qualification.

Business practice for Complementary Therapies.
Principles and practice of Complementary Therapies.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for Complementary Therapies.
Supervision and on-line support.
Courses are available as 1 year full time,running twice annually in the spring/autumn.
Course venues are the Exeter Natural Health Centre and the Totnes Natural Health Centre.
All Courses will be taught by the award winning Principal and Tutor,Sarah Jane Holt.

For further information or to apply for a Student Information Pack please email devonreflexology@hotmail.com

COURSE DURATION

Courses are taught over twelve teaching days, usually Sundays or Wednesdays, over the duration of 12 months.

The qualification has been allocated 100 guided learning hours and a minimum of 60 home study hours and 100 hours of practice for completion.

COURSE DETAILS

*The Devon School of Reflexology offers 3 courses of the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology each year-beginning in both Spring and Autumn.
*This New Qualification is the National recognized standard of training required to gain both Insurance to practice and Full Membership of The Association of Reflexologists (A.O.R)
THE LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN REFLEXOLOGY( 5 UNITS):

1. PROVIDE REFLEXOLOGY

2. PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

3. ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY

4. BUSINESS PRACTICE FOR SELF-EMPLOYMENT

5. HEALTHY EATING UNIT 
*The Course has a number of transferable units including the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology and Business Practice.
*Coursework is set after each teaching day and undertaken by students as self- study outside of teaching hours.
*To complete the Qualification a Pass has to be achieved in all 5 units.Regular Tutorials throughout the course will ensure learners are on target to achieve the standard required.

*An estimated guided learning hours of self – study required has been given of 10 hours per week throughout the year.

*All coursework is Continually Assessed by the Tutor and passes in all units are required as well as a pass in the Final Exam.
Course workbooks are provided as part of the course and are published by The Write Idea:
1.THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO REFLEXOLOGY By Ruth Hull
2.ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY for therapists and healthcare professionals By Ruth Hull
3.ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY WORKBOOK By Ruth Hull

 

THE SYLLABUS

Theory includes :

*The history of Reflexology

*Concepts and theories of how it works

*Zones and their relation to organs and functions

*Contra-indications

*Reactions to treatment

*Detailed Examination of the feet and what the feet can tell you- Recognizing potential problems.

*Professionalism (Client handling, hygiene, ethics, current advertising guidelines)

*Anatomy and physiology relating to Reflexology

*Diseases and how to treat them through the feet

* The Holistic approach-The body mind connection.Why people become ill. Stress response and healing crisis.

*Case Histories

*Knowledge of other Complementary therapies.

*Business Studies- How to set up practice as a self-employed Reflexologist to include Insurance, Advertising and Accountancy)

        *Hand Reflexology, Spinal Reflexology, ReproReflexology, Meridian Therapy,Advanced techniques and CPD

* Latest in Research data of the efficacy of Reflexology

*Healthy Eating and the importance of Nutrition in regaining Health

Practical

*Physical examination of the feet

*Practical training in Reflexology techniques

       *Linking Reflexes 

       *Hand Reflexology, Spinal Reflexology, ReproReflexology.

*Introduction to advanced techniques and Meridian Therapy- working with Acupressure points

*Case Studies taken with clients

Students will be given home study and written assignments after each teaching day. The student is required to complete and document sixty three treatments, Case studies treating six clients ten times and three one-treatment studies. Case histories have to be completed thoroughly for each patient and marked prior to the end of the course. The examiner will check all work is completed.

There will be a final exam, as well as continual assessment is used to grade the students. There will also be three hour and a half hour practical exams to include consultation and sixty three treatments to be checked by the examiner.

Students are recommended to obtain a first aid certificate as part of their training ( contact St. Johns Ambulance ) but this is optional.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are essential requirements. A previous knowledge of anatomy and physiology is beneficial such as biology GCSE or A-Level. A self-motivated and disciplined student will be accepted without these qualifications subject to an informal interview prior to the course or attendance to an Open Clinic.

Students are expected to undertake a minimum of 10 hours each week of self-study throughout the duration of the course. This includes reading, research, practice of Reflexology and completion of the case studies ( 63 treatments over 1 year).

COURSE FEES

The total cost of the 5 unit level 3 diploma in Reflexology is £1,750.
The deposit of £250 must be paid before the start of the course and is non-refundable.
Six installments of £250 may be paid at quarterly intervals through the year.

The course fees include everything you need for the course including:

*City and Guilds exam fees

*Student Membership and Insurance of the A.O.R

*Course Workbooks

*Course DVD’s

*Foot chart and Hand charts

*Organic Hand made Talc & Balm +Wipes

*Folders and Handouts

*Tuition and On-line support