ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
This course is open to existing therapists or beginners. Beginners will need to undertake an Anatomy & Physiology qualification alongside of this course.
The School of Natural Therapies' ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology Course provides an exciting, dynamic and thoroughly enjoyable learning experience for all students undertaking one of our internationally recognised diplomas. The course is open to experienced complementary health practitioners, or complete beginners. Whatever your background, it provides a vital ‘stepping stone’ for candidates wanting to move into the rapidly growing field of complementary health.
With a long standing reputation for learning excellence and on-going tutor support, the School of Natural Therapies' prides itself on ensuring that students are well prepared for the ITEC Diploma examination. On successful completion of the examination, post graduate students will be able to begin a new career or earn additional income in a number of different ways.
Did you know?
The School of Natural Therapies are working to the new ITEC syllabus, which incorporates the new QCF (Qualification Credit Framework) standards. The QCF is at the heart of a major educational reform process in England, Wales & Ireland which allows skills gained (such as this diploma course) to have value and credit in industry needs, opening up collaborative working opportunities between sector skills councils (SSC’s) standards setting bodies (SSB’s) employers and awarding organisations and to suit potential employer’s needs.
Credits gained in these QCF’s can now count towards future education and university degrees.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the ancient art of applying pressure to the feet and hands using specific thumb, finger and hand techniques – it is based on a system of ten ‘zones’ and ‘reflex areas’, that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands. Its function is to effect a physical healing and changes to homeostasis by releasing ‘blockages’ and restoring the free-flow of energy through the body .
The therapy was developed by Eunace Ingham in the mid to late twentieth century; however, the principles of treating the body holistically (Literally - as a whole) using lines of energy, date back thousands of years.
In the tomb of Ankhamor, there are a series of pictures, illustrating what seems to be a similar art to Reflexology, whereby a physician is holding and manipulating both feet and hands. In today’s stressful lifestyles, more and more people are reaping the benefits of the art of Reflexology.
What are the benefits of Reflexology?
Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways, it:
Courses take place in South West London at our popular venue in Clapham close to the common with excellent transport links.
The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology is a fast track, intensive course of study designed for those wishing to build the base from which to develop a career in alternative therapies.
The course is run by enthusiastic, dedicated ITEC professionals, who teach not because they can do but because they love to. The Diploma comprises of 4 independent units (for complete beginners) or just 1 unit if applicants already hold an acceptable qualification in Anatomy & Physiology & Pathology and have already completed the ITEC Business and Principles of Complemetary Therapies Unit.
Unit 381 - Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies
(Candidates will be assessed on this unit by a 1 hour practical examination.)
To undertake this course, you’ll need to check whether you’ll need to undertake any additional units, which may be required to fulfil the requirements of ITEC, in order to receive your diploma.
This may include Anatomy & Physiology if you don’t already hold a recognised diploma – there are two further units which comprise of the Business unit, which we cover in a full training day and an assignment where students are asked to research four other complementary therapies.
If you already hold a recognised level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology, you may be exempt from this unit – but best to check with us to make sure that it will be recognised for ITEC requirements. You can do this by emailing us, by calling us for an informal chat, on 0203 544 6544, or you can Skype us too.
Similarly, if you have recently studied other complementary therapies, such as massage or aromatherapy, with a UK recognised awarding body, you may be exempt from the Business unit – again it is a good idea to check this out with us.
If you don’t hold any of these prior qualifications, we will be pleased to accept you onto this course as a complete beginner with no prior experience. You will need to register also for our Anatomy & Physiology Diploma as well, which incurs additional fees of course.
ITEC Practical Reflexology Examination – 1 hour
For students who hold a recognised qualification in Anatomy & Physiology (see above) the cost of the course, including all relevant training materials is £799.00, plus exam fee.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO WEAR & BRING WITH YOU
For students who are beginners and have no prior learning or qualifications in this field, the total cost of the course is £1398, structured as follows:
"I thoroughly enjoyed the reflexology course with Julie Quin, she is an engaging and fun teacher and I learned and laughed a lot during the course. There wasn't a dull moment. I highly recommend the course, Julie and SNT. "
Submitted by Emma Nor (Sep 29th 2016)
want to thank you once again for the outstanding level of help and support throughout another fantastic course, having now achieved not just one, but two Distinctions with your school.
Having not studied in years, I was daunted by the aspect of going through this again in 2012/2013 . However, I cannot praise Helen enough for her amazing teaching skills, somehow making learning the Anatomy & Physiology seem easy!
Suz was an amazing teacher for the practical Massage sessions too. So keen to pass on all she knows, and her feedback and help with the coursework was second to none.
So after passing the Massage course, it didn't surprise me to be back again this year to train as a Reflexologist. Julie is so knowledgeable in the subject. With years of experience, you will learn so much with her.
I highly recommend SNT to everyone.
Submitted by Alison (Jun 17th 2016)
I have worked in office jobs my whole life and decided it was time for a change. I came across the reflexology course at the School of Natural Therapies on the AoR website and thought it looked great to fit around work and a small child to look after.
Julie was such an inspiring tutor and I was instantly hooked on it. Even though there were lots of case studies to complete, I really enjoyed all of them as my confidence grew each time and I got to understand how to feel for imbalances in the feet. One of the men I treated was told he would never father children of his own and within two months, his girlfriend was pregnant after 5 years of trying. I can't say for sure that it was the reflexology that enabled this to happen but he certainly seemed to think so which was a real confidence boost.
I would highly recommend this course and college to anyone thinking of applying, whether you're already a practising therapist or wanting to completely change your job, like me. It is such a relaxed and friendly environment to study in and all of the tutors are really helpful and supportive
Submitted by Amanda (Jun 17th 2016)
When I decided to re-train and become a Reflexologist, I did a lot of research into suitable UK training schools that offered intensive learning that I could fit around my work commitments. I immediately contacted The School of Natural Therapies for its clear and friendly, yet professional website and when I spoke with Marc, the principal of the school regarding the details of his course, he was every bit as approachable and helpful as I expected. I signed up to the course right away.
As a complete novice I took both the Reflexology and A&P classes. Yes, they are short and very intensive courses that seem very daunting at first. Importantly, tutors Amy, Helen, and Iris are very knowledgeable and highly skilled teachers with a outright passion for the topics they teach. I absolutely enjoyed their gentle guidance coupled with a no-nonsense professional teaching style, they get right to the core of the subject and make one or two of the more banal topics cheerful and easy to remember. With their help and my commitment, I'm delighted that I've just passed both courses with flying colours.
I have no hesitation in recommending SNT as an outstanding training school for holistic therapies. In fact, I'm already looking at booking my next course with them.
Thank you so much guys
Sam Lennie, 2014 Reflexology Graduate
Submitted by Sam Lennie (May 6th 2014)