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Reflexology Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   One year (Sept – June)
Course Code   10017-CAM-22,10447-STA-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   13/09/2022
Fees   Tuition Fees: £2882.00

Course Type   Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   13/09/2022
Day/Time   Tuesday, 10:00-16:15
Fees   Tuition Fees: £2882.00

If you love promoting the holistic health and wellbeing of others, this is the course for you. This is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a reflexologist. The course encourages practical learning where you will spend time in our treatment rooms working on clients, learning as you go and perfecting your skills in a supportive and knowledgeable environment. On completion you will be able to work in industry within a healthcare setting, for yourself, within a spa, salon or wellbeing centre.

This course is made up of four units:

Principals and Practice of Complementary Therapies - The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the history and influences on the complementary therapy sector

Business Practice for Complementary Therapies - The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical skills in researching, planning, maintaining and marketing a business in the complementary therapy industry. You will also learn to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.

Anatomy and physiology for Complementary Therapies - The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies – the aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to carry out reflexology using a range of techniques. You will also develop knowledge of reading of the feet.

These skills combined will give you the enthusiasm to work in a rapidly growing industry, for yourself or in a health care setting.

During your time with us at college we will hopefully be able to take you into industry so you can see and experience for yourself different career options.

  What You Will Learn

You will learn what it is like to work in the complementary therapies industry and how to work professionally within it. You will also develop knowledge of business and marketing to help you succeed in your new career path.

You will learn the anatomy, physiology and pathologies for each of the systems of the body. As well as learning how to develop a bespoke treatment plan for each client you will work with client for several treatment building a case study.

By the end of the course you will have completed at least 100 reflexology treatments which will leave you feeling confident to work on a wide range of clients.

  Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements are needed. However, good communication skills, good literacy and ICT ability is required, as well as being able to study independently and keep to deadlines.

  Work Experience

We offer a programme of short courses that will enhance your skills and ability.


To gain this qualification, you must successfully achieve the following assessments;

-Principals and practice of complementary therapies assignment, include three outcomes
-Business practice of complementary therapies assignment, includes 3 outcomes
-Anatomy and physiology includes twelve assignments and 2 hour exam
-Provide Reflexology includes completion of 100 treatments written up including reflection and three final observations.

You will be well supported whilst achieving this criteria.


Following this course you may wish to progress onto Diploma in Aromatherapy, Certificate in Swedish Massage or study Body and Spa Therapy at Level 3. Or you may want to progress straight into industry, a healthcare setting, spa, salon or become self-employed.




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I was very nervous and excited to start college. I was living in Looe and nobody that I knew from my school was going to do the course that I was going to do, so yeah, I had first day jitters, but it was great. I made friends really quickly and like everyone says it goes really fast, so enjoy it. I loved my hairdressing course and getting really hands on. Before I started college I spent the summer in a salon, just as an assistant, soaking everything up and watching lots. I also practiced things on my friends and family, even if it was just blow drying. I have very curly hair so I really enjoyed trying new things out on my own hair too. There are so many options with hairdressing, it’s really limitless.

I now have my own salon in South London called Bleach. I also do a lot of freelance work, which I have been doing for about 10 years now working in TV, music videos, touring with musicians and artists on their tours, lots of live TV and photo shoots and things like that. I have also been able to travel, all things I never even imagined I would be able to do, so your possibilities are endless.

If the freelance side of things is what you would like to get into be very well rounded. I think it’s played well for me that I can do everything from cutting, colouring and extensions down to perming and shampoo and sets. When I was at college I was like; “oh another perm!”, but all of those things really shape everything that you end up being able to do. They give you so many skills that you might think at the time you’re not going to need but you really will want them! Practice as much as possible and play around, your friends will get tired of having their hair done.

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