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Reflexology Level 5

Professional training with a personal touch

About the course

Susie Jennings School is one of the few schools in the UK to have been selected to be a Partner Centre with Centralia and to offer the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology. This is the highest level of Reflexology training available in the UK.

This course provides credits and units that are mapped to National Occupational Standards and the Reflexology Core Curriculum. It is recognised by the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) and Professional Reflexology (PR), the two best known and respected professional Reflexology membership organisations in the UK. Both offer specialist insurance cover, provide advice, information services and an ongoing educational programme.

Training Room

After graduating, you will be eligible to join both Professional Reflexology and the Association of Reflexologists.

As an independent School, not reliant on government funding, we understand the training and requirements necessary to become a competent, practicing, professional reflexologist. We can be flexible in our training methods and are therefore much better able to respond to individual student’s needs.

There are many schools, colleges and organisations offering various courses, qualifications and styles of training which can be very confusing when trying to choose the right Reflexology course. This Level 5 course is to a much higher standard than is provided by the basic Level 3 Diploma course.

Course Description

There are no exams! As you progress through the course you will be continually assessed in the practical and theoretical aspects. You should set aside approximately fourteen to sixteen hours per week to work on home assignments which will include detailed case study work. We provide a recommended reading list at the beginning of the course and you will have exclusive access to our secure student area on this website.

Classes are held one weekend per month over a period of approximately 11 months. Each day runs from 9.30am to 5.30pm with a lunch break and a short tea/coffee break each morning and afternoon.

Course Content

All 5 units are assigned to the Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine Sector.  They are mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the current Reflexology Core Curriculum standards.

Unit 1- Reflexology skills in practice (level 5)

This unit provides the student with an understanding of where Reflexology sits within the overall context of complementary therapies, reflexology history and theories, and practical methods of assessing and treating clients.  Students also learn Hand Reflexology in this unit and how to carry out a treatment.

Unit 2 – Incremental development of applied reflexology skills in practice (level 5)

This unit develops assessment and practical reflexology skills and techniques. Students work on each other in class and undertake case studies at home. Throughout, you will be monitored, guided and developed on an incremental basis to Level 5 standard.  We also study a subject that is unique to Centralia Partner Centres only – NeuroEndoPsychoImmunoPody (NEPIP) – understanding the psychology and pathology of stress and eustress and their effects on illness and health.

Unit 3 – Providing reflexology for specific conditions (level 5)

This unit provides an introduction to working in areas such as maternity and palliative care and an introduction to research and looking at a published research paper. Students will deepen their knowledge and further develop their skills and competence for using reflexology for specific conditions.

Unit 4 – Anatomy, physiology and pathology for reflexology (level 4)

This unit provides the underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for reflexology practice. We cover how the pathologies of the body systems are reflected in the feet.

Unit 5 – Business skills for reflexology practice (level 4)

Students will receive guidance on how to develop a personal business plan, manage a reflexology business and we cover the professional and legal aspects of setting up and working as a self employed reflexologist.

Teaching Methods

The educational aims are to develop the in-depth knowledge and skill required to provide safe and effective treatments.

The following methods are used:

  • Lectures and visual aids in the classroom.
  • Detailed demonstrations and practice of techniques.
  • Detailed handouts and workbooks for each student.
  • Supervised practice and individual practical experience.
  • Open discussion periods with course tutor.
  • Monitored home assignments.
  • Continuous assessment by course tutor of the development of personal qualities required of a professional practitioner.
Class size

Class size is a maximum of 8 students. This allows us to monitor individual progress and development. We provide ongoing support in and out of the classroom.

Evidence of Achievement

You will be required to show achievement of a range of relevant learning outcomes and assessment.

  1. Four practical assessments
  2. Presentation of case studies
  3. Portfolio of evidence

There is no final written examination. You will prepare, under the guidance of the course tutor, a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you have covered the syllabus and achieved all the required learning outcomes.

Qualification Attained

Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must be 19 years or over. No formal qualifications are necessary.

Course Dates

Early booking is advised as classes fill up very quickly. Interviews are currently taking place.

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Course Fees

The cost of the course is £2,800
This fee includes:

  • All awarding body, accreditation and verification fees
  • Student membership to Professional Reflexology and mandatory student insurance (for up to 18 months)

Additional Costs (for students)

  • Uniform
  • Treatment couch & stool for home use
  • Reference books for class and home use – a recommended reading list is provided to all students
  • Consumables such as talc, cleanser, massage cream, pillows, towels, for home use
  • Students will need an email address and regular access to a computer and printer/scanner
Payment Options

The full fee for the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology is £2,800.

To secure your place, £400 is required by way of a non – refundable deposit.

Option 1. Payment in Full
Payment in full will be made fourteen days before the first day of the course and will attract a £50 discount, making one final payment of £2,350.

Option 2. Spread Payment
£700 to be paid fourteen days before the first day of the course, plus 10 monthly payments of £170 to be paid on the first day of the month thereafter.

Students may pay either by post-dated cheques or internet bank transfer.

How to Apply

Please contact Susie Jennings (principal and course tutor) on 01243 864 318 or email info@holisticpathways.co.uk for further information.