Reflexology Diploma (Level 3)

This is a level 3 practitioner diploma in Reflexology. This is the starting level to be able to practice Reflexology on the public. 

Please note:  you must hold a level 3 certificate in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology.

Course Details

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a science that teaches that every gland, organ and part of the body is reflected in the feet, hands and face and that by working on these areas, balance is restored to the body. It balances body systems, relaxes tension, improves blood supply and brings about relaxation. For more information on Reflexology as a treatment, see our Reflexology page.

Prerequisites - None , but you must be aged 16 or over

Duration - 11 months  Time: 9am-4:30pm

Sunday or Wednesday course options available.

Small in-class learning - max 8 students (and a separate Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology course, FHT Approved)

Cost - £860.00 (instalment options available after deposit is paid) includes exam fees. Please note, your place on this course is confirmed once a deposit of £430.00 is paid. Excludes A&P course (details here).

Accreditation - FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) accredited 

This course content follows the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the Core Curriculum (CC) for Reflexology.

Assessments/Exams: There are ongoing assessments in class and case studies. Final written and practical exams on the theory and practice of Reflexology assessed by an external FHT assessor. 

Course Materials - all course materials are provided, including a hard copy manual, extra hand outs, couches, towels, oils.

What you need to bring to class - therapist tunic/uniform or comfortable clothing, lunch and a willingness to learn!

Dates for 2024 -2025     

Weekend Dates (Sundays)

Weekday Dates (Wednesdays)

Sunday 8th September 2024

Wednesday 11th September 2024

Sunday 6th October 2024

Wednesday  9th October 2024

Sunday 10th November 2024

Wednesday 13th November 2024

Sunday 8th December 2024

Wednesday 11th December 2024

Sunday 12th January 2025

Wednesday 15th January 2025

Sunday 9th February 2025

Wednesday 12th February 2025

Sunday  9th March 2025

Wednesday 12th March 2025

Sunday 13th April 2025

Wednesday 16th April 2025

Sunday 11th May 2025

Wednesday 14th May 2025 

Sunday  15th June 2025

Wednesday 11th June 2025

Sunday  13th July 2025

Wednesday 9th July 2025

Exam Date TBD

Exam Date TBD


Course Tutor

Enquiries or registration: e: t: 07708382931
An experienced therapist, running her own busy complementary therapy business for over 12 years.
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Course Location
Airmid Academy, 27 Newtown Road, Cloughogue, Newry, Co. Down

All costs include:
  • Practical and theory classes
  • Course manual, extra course worksheets & consultation forms
  • Assessment and marking of case studies
  • FHT exam fees
  • Class materials – oils, waxes, couch roll, towels, couches, pillows, blankets 
  • Pre assessments and any additional classes, if required
  • Ongoing (email or phone) student support and supervision throughout the course
  • Any external speakers/experts 
  • Please note: A&P classes are separate and an additional cost (details here)

Level 3 Reflexology Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Course Objectives

  • Body Mechanics
  • History and principles of Reflexology
  • Zone Therapy and Referral Areas
  • What is Reflexology
  • How Reflexology works
  • Benefits of Reflexology/Foot Massage
  • Other Complementary Therapies

  • Contraindications
  • Client Consultation
  • Consultation Form
  • GP Referral Letter                           

  • Hygiene
  • Preparing your Work Area
  • Health & Safety

  • Professional Ethics
  • Insurance
  • GDPR/Data Protection/Client Confidentiality
  • Aftercare Advice
  • Nutrition/Lifestyle 
  • Marketing Advice
  • Different types of marketing and their pros and cons
  • Business Advice
  • Options after qualifying
  • Market Research
  • Business Help & Advice   

  • Contagious Conditions
  • Structure and Function of the Foot

  • Reflexology Techniques
  • Reflexology Foot Routine
  • Reflexology Helper Areas
  • Reflexology Hand Routine

  • Training on Manual Handling Techniques (by external clinician/OT)
  • Joint Protection for Therapists Hands (by external clinician/OT)

  • Recommended Reading
  • Additional Resources List
  • Further Course Recommendations

Please note: AP&P classes are separate and at an additional cost (details here)
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 

o   The Integumentary System (Skin, Hair & Nails)                        

o   The Skeleton System                                                    

o   The Muscular System                                                   

o   The Nervous System                                                    

o   The Endocrine System                                                 

o   The Respiratory System                                               

o   The Circulatory/Cardiovascular System          

o   The Lymphatic System                                     

o   The Digestive System                                                   

o   The Urinary/Renal System                                           

o   The Reproductive System       

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"I've had Reflexology with Anne-Marie before. Thought I'd try Reiki and so I got a combo treatment of both. It was amazing, another level of relaxation. Plus they are a great way to try other treatm..."
Emma - Newry

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