The Agored Cymru Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology Course provides:

When the leading authorities in reflexology united to produce a Core Curriculum, they expected that all training establishments would teach 'core' subjects.   All reflexology courses should cover these subjects as basic/foundation training, but as an outcome of educational changes (which is why the Level 5 was born) these subjects (maternity, palliative, research etc) were omitted and subsequently often only taught as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - a very unfair situation for students as not only do they have to pay all over again, there is generally no regulation for CPD training (and being given a thumbs up by a membership body such as FHT / AoR / PR etc., is NOT being regulated).  Level 5 students cover these subjects as part of their qualification and yes, they may wish to specialise and attend CPD courses, but at least they know that as soon as they qualify, they are treating with confidence and competence.  Below is a list of what we can assure all learners of when they enrol with a Centralia training course and if you are looking at any other courses, please feel free to copy the list and make sure that they can say yes to the whole list.  If there is just one answer that is a no, or they cannot answer the question ... choose a different centre to train at!

BRIDGING from one level to another :  Centralia are often asked why someone cannot 'bridge' from the Level 3 Diploma to the Level 5.   To answer this very understandable question, it is necessary to understand what 'levels' indicate.  

Levels tell you the standard/complexity/difficulty of the training. In Schools, College - Further Education (FE), University - Higher Education (HE), terms you would be familiar with are GCSE's, AS + A levels and degrees (first degree, masters, phd).

A level 3 reflexology course can be taught in Schools and Colleges, but not in University. A level 5 reflexology course can be taught in Colleges and Universities, but not in Schools. You can study a subject at school, but you cannot take a bridging course to study that same subject at University. Reflexology is the same. Each and every assessment of the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology has 24 assessments, all have to be taught, studied and then completed and passed by each learner, therefore bridging is not possible as the whole course syllabus has to be covered.

Another reason as to why bridging between the 2 levels is not possible:  You may be aware of the Skills Sector Councils and that reflexology training is under Skills for Health, but the two levels (3 + 5) are under different sectors. Level 3 is: Health and Social Care and the sector for Level 5 is: Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine.

There are many, many brilliant reflexology practitioners who have previously qualified at level 3 and many who have no such title as they qualified before levels were introduced (including the author of the Level 5 units - Sue Alma Evans!)  Reflexology is a noble profession and Centralia Centres and the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology, celebrates the past and all that has been achieved and then looks to the future to develop and move our Profession into an arena where Practitioners can advance their conceptual knowledge with a depth of understanding of reflexology in multiple contexts.

  LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN PRACTITIONER REFLEXOLOGY COURSE CONTENT:

 

 

  • Highest level of Reflexology Training in the UK - University courses are not regulated by Awarding Organisations 
     YES
  • Minimum Guaranteed Face to Face Teaching Hours - All Centralia Centres teach YOU   for 160 hours as a minimum - it is a "Hands On" therapy!
   YES
  • Course designed by Reflexologists for Reflexologists
 YES
  • Palliative Care
 YES
  • Maternity Care
 YES
  • Subfertility Care
 YES
  • Stress Management (NEPIP is a treatment technique that is only taught to learners at Level 5)
 YES
  • Hand Reflexology
 YES
  • Nutrition facts for clients and practitioners
 YES
  • Research Module
 YES
  • National Occupational Standards (NOS's)
 YES
  • Comply with Core Curriculum for Reflexology 
 YES
  • Guaranteed equality of assessments 
 YES
  • Guaranteed equality of evidence based studies
 YES
  • All units reflexology specific including the Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology and Business Skills units
 YES
  • No generic units - you will learn what you need to learn to be a reflexologist, rather than having to study a subject area that covers other therapies but is not relevant to being a   Reflexologist - but you still have to spend time studying them - whether you are interested or not!
 YES
  • All Main Tutors are reflexologists with over 3 years clinical practice
 YES
  • Verification by an Independent External Approved Centre
 YES
 
  • Externally Verified by Awarding Body
 YES
  • Set assessments to guarantee quality assurance and standards
YES
  • All Centralia training centres meet at least once per year to review and improve the course content
 YES
  • All Centralia training centres share "best practice" and are committed to upholding and continually developing the standards of the training provision.  This is so that the Reflexologists trained by them are the very best Reflexologists in the UK ... and beyond!  
 YES
 
If you want to learn how to become a clinical, therapeutic and professional reflexologist, please - look no further!    

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