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Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology

  Next course begins 27th April 2019

The Anahata College is now offering students the opportunity to acquire an excellent reflexology qualification, The Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology.  This course provides credits and units that are mapped to National Occupational Standards and the Reflexology Core Curriculum. The course runs over a period of 18 months, consisting of 12 weekends in class (one weekend a month), plus time for home study and completion of case studies.  It has a Credit Value of 79. 

The course is fully regulated and accredited by Agored Cymru as a Framework of Credit based Units which are fully approved and on the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW). Following a re-organisation of qualifications in 2016, all UK qualifications are now cross-referenced with each other and are identical to the levels organised in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The Level 5 Diploma units are part of the Qualification Wales Framework and are therefore included in the European Qualifications Framework.

It is worth noting that the Level 5 Diploma in Practitoner Reflexology is under "Nursing, Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine".  The Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology comes under "Health and Social Care".

We have access to the course, and accreditation via our partnership with the Centralia Academy, an Approved Centre in Cardiff. We have chosen this route to qualification as we felt there was a great need for a reflexology centred qualification and, to date, awarding bodies in England don’t feel able to offer this. As a private school, not dependent on Government funding, we are better placed to make this choice. We see this as a very exciting development for our profession.

This course qualifies you for Student and Full membership of the respected Association of Reflexologists, founded in 1984.  

Our accredited Course gives a thorough and professional grounding in both theoretical and practical skills, at the same time ensuring a very enjoyable experience. We include training in Hand Reflexology, Maternity Care and Palliative Care within the course. 

Coursework is approximately 50% teaching and 50% practical hands on experience. You begin working on the feet from Class 1 and ready for simple treatments from Class 2 and case studies from Class 4 when you will have the basics you need to perform a treatment safely and competently.  We build on this over the following months.  There is a minimum of 180 hours contact teaching time, and a total qualification time of  790 hours over 18 months.  This represents approximately 6 -10 hours study per week, including practical, hands on case studies.  Extra time to finish all course work can be extended as there are three years allowed from the start of the course to qualify.

Continual formative assessment of individual study and development will take place throughout the course. Units will be internally assessed and externally moderated via your portfolio and other related evidence, against the assessment criteria – no exams! 

The practical work of 100 treatments is covered internally over the course, building up as we progress, using clinical clients. So, you will be writing your case studies as we progress through the course, gradually building up as your knowledge and understanding grows.

As the course runs on a modular basis, we can be flexible if you find you need to miss a module due to family matters, illness etc..  And we offer tutorials at no extra charge when you feel you need them, on a 1-2-1 basis.  You will have access to our dedicated YouTube Channel for our learning videos. 

The full syllabus for the Course contains Five Units with a Total Credit Value of 79 Credits.

Amongst the subjects we cover within this Level:

Reflexology History and Theories
Principles and Treatment Methods
Understanding the Consultation procedure
Techniques for Reflexology on Hands and Feet
Formulating a personal Treatment Plan
Roles and responsibilities of the therapist
Understanding the Mind/Body connection - physical and emotional causes of ill health
Disease development and how reflexology may affect the process
Stress responses and consequences
Pregnancy Care
Palliative Care
Hand Reflexology
How to read the language of the feet
Communication and Listening skills
EFT skills
Specialising – areas for future development i.e. Maternity/Terminal Care
Starting a business
Local government and legal requirements
Advertising and marketing
Support organisations
Health, Safety and Hygiene
Reflective Practice 
Introduction to Reflexology Research
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