Level 5 Diploma in Applied Reflexology for Integrated Medicine
What are the entry requirements?
* The desire to be the best reflexologist possible which is achieved by learning and graduating from a CAREA Centre of Excellence!
* Over 18
* Many applicants have been out of education for a long time, but what they do have is work and life experience and this will be an important factor and carry a great deal of weight in your application.
* Literacy and good command of English language
* IT skills (sufficient to word process and forward assessments electronically – or be willing to learn!)
* Motivation to have good study habits outside the classroom as assessments will include giving, evaluating and recording treatments.
* Each CAREA Centre of Excellence will ask you to complete their application form and will discuss with you what the training entails, but you will be safe in the knowledge that wherever you choose to learn, the core curriculum, the syllabus and all the assessments are to the same high standards.
The units for the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Applied Reflexology for Integrated Medicine were written by Sue Alma Evans, formerly Director of Inspira Academy of Reflexology in association with the OTHM Curriculum Development Manager and was then put before a health board prior to validation
Sue Alma Evans also originally wrote the Base Guidance Notes and all assessment and evidence content, but CAREA Centres are a co-operative and all learning contained within the qualification is developed with full input from CAREA
Centres and then externally verified for educational and academic suitability by the Awarding OrganisationThe copyright of the units is owned by OTHM and the copyright of the course content/syllabus and assessments are owned by Centralia
NEPIP is also copyrighted and Trademarked to Centralia.
The units may be accessed by other Reflexology Training Centres outside Wales (these are the CAREA Partner Centres) as long as the learners are registered with an OTHM Approved Centre i.e. Centralia, and as an Approved/Recognised Centre, Centralia meets all OTHM licence requirements for assessment, verification and standardisation
The qualification has been designed to ensure that the learning is progressive, with a starting point based against the Core Curriculum for Reflexology and NOS (CNH1;CNH2, CNH11 - Https://tools.skillsfor health.org.uk/competence_search), the minimum requirement for reflexology practice
The qualification encompasses advanced practical and conceptual knowledge with a depth of understanding of reflexology in applied contexts
It has been designed to extend the learners' range and accountability in reflexology practice, and to develop progression opportunities in a clinical/professional environment
The learners will be able to adapt reflexology treatments and techniques to the needs of individuals and apply specifically individualised treatment against medically predetermined symptoms of pathologies
CAREA work with candidates who are studying at HE1 level.
What modules / units will I study on the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Applied Reflexology for Integrated Medicine?
The qualification comprises eight holistic and competency based units registered and regulated by OFQUAL
Principles of Safe Practice for Clinical Practitioner Reflexology
As the unit title suggests, you will learn all about your legal and professional responsibilities as a qualified Practitioner of Reflexology who can work in any environment, Clinical or otherwise. You will also understand why choosing the Level 5 Diploma in Applied Reflexology for Integrated Medicine was the best decision as it is the only qualification that embraces the need to look at, appreciate, and understand all the aspects that are involved in a persons health and wellbeing. Discussion and seminars will explore why this qualification is 'Next Generation' for Reflexologists of the future.
Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology in Illness and Health
Clinical Reflexology and Reflected Anatomy
Developmental Reflexology, Pathology and Integrated Medicine
Stress Management for Body and Mind
Life Stages of Human Development
Evidence Based Practice for Reflexology
Business Fundamentals for Reflexology Practice
How you will learn and for how long.
Your training will include lots of time with the most knowledgeable of teachers. At CAREA we have the highest standards of any regulated reflexology qualification. The CAREA Centres of Excellence are so dedicated to providing the very best reflexology tuition they commit to scrupulous quality assurance procedures which is multi-layered which protects you the student, but also the teachers and standards too. ALL of the CAREA Centres are truly integrated and wherever you study you will be nurtured to become the Reflexologists of the Future because unlike teaching standards for other qualifications it will not be ‘pot luck’ for the style of reflexology you will learn or the way theory is taught. Every student/learner is issued with bespoke manuals for each of the 8 units. Every student is issued with bespoke training aides. Every student studies for and submits the same assignments and it is all these things that ensure that you are on the very best training course possible. Doesn’t it make absolute sense to learn the very best techniques right at the start of your reflexology path? Yes of course it does! And the CAREA Centres recognised this which is why the have studied themselves so that they can be awarded the coveted Licence to Teach DuoPody, NEPIP and CALM and these are the treatments your clients will want as they have the greatest health benefits. These are the treatments that Doctors and other Health Professionals are already recognising and so they will also search out the graduates that practice these life enhancing treatments.
Training is for a minimum of one academic year, and although the number of hours per day (and therefore the number of days in class) may vary, the actual number of taught hours will be the same. It is this commitment to every element of reflexology training and the commitment to being fully and appropriately scrutinised and regulated by CAREA, OTHM the International Awarding Organisation and Ofqual the National Framework Regulator that results in this qualification providing you the opportunity to Learn without Limits.