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Diploma in Reflexology

Duration - 9 months

Level 3 which includes all  7 unit  modules which are required by the Association of Reflexologists for full membership. At present Level 3 is the highest Nationally recognised qualification in Reflexology however, due to the extra modules covered throughout this course if there were higher levels this would be equivalent to Level 4/5.  We are currently the only College offering the nationally recognised accredited 7 unit module Reflexology Diploma in Wales allowing full membership to Association of Reflexologists

The College prides themselves on offering first class tuition to students offering true career options.  The students can rest assured that the courses offered by us are externally accredited.  The Diploma in Reflexology is accredited by ABC Awards and Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and/or approved by all other major Association/Organisations. ABC Awards is one of the largest vocational awarding bodies in the UK with an established reputation for quality and customer service. 

Graduates of this course will be eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). For more information see www.cnhc.org.uk.

To have external accreditation by an organisation like ABC Awards & FHT means that the student has the additional comfort knowing that the course is being regulated by a completely independent party, ensuring the standards of teaching and required levels of learning are being upheld on an ongoing basis, and, as with all good Organisations and Professional Bodies, there is an independent complaints procedure in place.

Zodiac Complementary Therapy Training & West Shires School of Reflexology are accredited Centres with  ABC Awards and offer the Level 3  Diploma in Reflexology. This Diploma is accepted by the Association of Reflexologists for full membership.  Upon completion of the course you will receive a Reflexology Diploma qualification of the highest level and also a separate externally accredited Anatomy, Physiology  & Pathology Diploma at no extra cost.


Cheryll Hodgson of West Shires School of Reflexology will be teaching the reflexology course(www.therapiescarmarthen.com) together with Alan Burnett (Anatomy & Physiology Tutor) & Bridgette Burnett (Support Tutor).  There are only 10 students per class ensuring students have a full understanding of the course with 3 tutors available at all times ensuring the training is student focused.  Zodiac are proud to have Cheryll as part of their team as she is an Expert in her field.  Cheryll has many years experience as a therapist and has worked as a reflexologist for the past 15 year, having trained with Ann Gillanders - one of the Pioneers of the therapy in Britain from the early 1960's.  Cheryll has been teaching students for over ten years.  In 2000, Cheryll qualified with the School of Natural Nutrition and offers help and advice on a wide range of problems and ailments from a nutritional point of view.  This course is fully accredited with ABC Awards and Federation of Holistic Therapists and other major Associations & Organisations.  
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The Diploma in Reflexology has been produced to satisfy a need for a well-structured vocationally-related qualification for practising reflexologists.  Public interest in complementary therapies and reflexology in particular, is growing and the demand for reflexology in the workplace continues to grow rapidly as companies are increasingly aware of the problems caused by stress at work.  The NHS is increasingly aware of the effectiveness of reflexology in some areas of patient care.  As a result, reflexologists are being employed or contracted into NHS hospitals and GP Surgeries.  This qualification is designed principally to lead directly into employment as a reflexologist.  It will also enable progression to a First Degree in Health Sciences in a number of Higher Education Programmes in UK Universities.  There are post graduate programmes available for which this qualification is a pre-requisite.

The AoR plays a key role in the development and continual improvement of standards and  training and has earned a respected international reputation. To become a Member of the Association of Reflexologists is deemed to be the mark of a true professional. If you are researching various courses and qualifications you may wish to check if the qualification on offer can lead to membership of the AoR.  Upon completion of our Reflexology Diploma Course a student will be automatically upgraded to be a full member of the AoR and be able to use the letters 'MAR' after their name.

The ABC Awards qualification is endorsed by the AoR and is government approved it is also on the National Qualifications Framework meaning that the qualification is nationally recognised by the government and employers. Students can expect to learn in a warm and friendly environment supported by dedicated and qualified tutors who share the same passion for reflexology as their students.  The course is challenging and students are guided and inspired by a highly experienced staff team which ensures that students have the best possible experience.

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Aims of the Course:-

Candidates are encouraged to:-

  • Develop an essential knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of reflexology;
  • Further develop an essential knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology;

  • Sustain, motivate and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in reflexology;

  • Show knowledge of, and an understanding of, the facts, principles and concepts of reflexology.


Throughout the course students will cover the following:

  • History background covering all theories of reflexology
  • Reflexology Principles and Treatment Methods
  • Consultation procedure
  • Hand Reflexology
  • Understanding and preparing a treatment plan
  • Code of Practice & Ethics for a Reflexologist
  • Language of the Feet
  • The Therapeutic Relationship
  • Reflective Practice
  • Naturopathic Nutrition module
  • Basic Counselling Skills module
  • Stress Management Module
  • Advanced reflexology techniques
  • Working with cancer patients and their carers
  • Working with the elderly
  • Working with children
  • The Healing Process
  • Your Body Speaks Your Mind module
  • Understanding The Five Elements
  • Business module
  • Health & Safety module
  • Lymphatic massage for lower leg and foot
  • Vertical Reflexology
  • Facial Analysis
  • Practical sessions commence at the start of the course
  • 'Real Life' Client practice sessions throughout training ensuring student is confident to practice professionally
  • Free DVD to accompany training
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology module enabling students to receive a separate accredited Diploma
  • Ongoing support throughout training and even after your course has finished
  • 1-2-1 tutorials at every session ensuring student's needs are met
  • Free course text books provided with training


The courses are run at  Complementary Therapy Centres in the South Wales area enabling students should they wish to continue working at the Centres and hiring a room.

Limited Places Available - Maximum of 10 Students per Class

For a comprehensive reflexology brochure please either call or email us.

Starting: 31st March & 1st April 2012 (Carmarthen)  (4 places only available)

Starting September 2012 (Swansea) date to be confirmed shortly

Cost - £1,450 - various payment plans available

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