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Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 Pathways School of Reflexology 247 College Rd, NORWICH Norfolk NR2 3JD 01603 503794 www.pathwaysreflexology.co.uk Principal & Tutor: Angela Sellens Drake M.A.R., P.R.M. Level 3 DIPLOMA in REFLEXOLOGY QCF Level 3 – Accredited by ABC Awards This qualification is accepted by the following organisations and successful graduates will be eligible for membership: Association of Reflexologists (AoR) Professional Reflexology (PR) Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) ___ Successful graduates will also be eligible to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) COURSES 2012-13 begin September and November Pathways School of Reflexology was established in 1996 -- 16 years of high quality Reflexology training in Norfolk Pathways is a provider for PCDLs – Professional and Career Development Loans Contact us for details of how to apply for a loan to support your training 1 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 COURSE PROSPECTUS 2012-13 NEW NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS IN REFLEXOLOGY from September 2012 The ‘Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology’ has been re-designed and a new syllabus will be operating from September 2012. Courses at Pathways have been rearranged to incorporate the changes and the next option will now begin In September 2012. WHY STUDY AT PATHWAYS? Pathways was established in 1996 and has 16 years’ experience of high quality training and Pathways’ students form a vibrant, supportive community. We have always taught over and above the required training level and we also include the following ‘extras’, to ensure the highest professional standards: Pathways’ unique gentle precision techniques – for gentle, effective treatment Weekend and weekday course options – for flexibility of learning Introductory workshop & pre-course interview/ treatment – as course preparation 1st Aid certificated training – to ensure highest professional standards Ergonomic Advice session – to ensure best working practice for therapist and client Professional Business session – to prepare students for setting-up in business NEW Health & Well-Being module – prepares students to advise on lifestyle choices Small, friendly classes – ensure high quality individual attention and support Varied and imaginative teaching methods– to suit different learning styles Special Integrated Anatomy & Physiology sessions – for holistic understanding More than 110 hours’ supervised tuition – give excellent preparation for practice Other features: professional trainee clinic opportunities; involvement in voluntary projects COURSE FEES INCLUDE: ABC Registration fees Introductory workshop (see separate details) Introductory treatment/ interview session (see separate details) All course notes Certificated 6-hourEmergency First Aid training day Professional ergonomic advice session – for ease of treating & client comfort NEW Health and Wellbeing (non-compulsory) module – see below for details Individual in-depth 90 minute full practical tutorial session Full student support throughout the course 2 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 ABOUT REFLEXOLOGY Reflexology - also known as Reflextherapy or Reflex Zone Therapy - is a precise healing art which derives from techniques used in many ancient cultures. In the West, it was rediscovered and developed in the United States in the early part of the twentieth century; since then it has grown steadily in popularity and is increasingly gaining widespread recognition. Reflexology works on the principle that the functioning of the entire body is represented in reflexes in the hands and feet. Using gentle thumb and finger techniques, the practitioner seeks to activate the body's own self-healing mechanisms, rebalancing and revitalising energy throughout the whole system. In working to help the body heal itself, Reflexology can potentially benefit anyone and any condition, and the effects of treatment may be profound and far-reaching. Pathways’ gentle precision techniques are powerful yet non-invasive, offering a sensitive, ‘healing’ treatment for the client. They are taught so that students may learn to develop sensitivity and the ability to read and respond to the condition of the reflexes by touch. These skills are combined with visual assessment techniques, so that students may make informed choices as to the most appropriate pressure and type of technique to employ for any given treatment session. ABOUT THE COURSE - THE UNITS OF STUDY ARE: Reflexology therapy Principles and practice of complementary therapies Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies Business practice for complementary therapies 3 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 1. REFLEXOLOGY THERAPY This Unit focuses on all the practical aspects needed to provide professional Reflexology treatments to members of the public. Pathways will teach: TECHNIQUES AND TREATMENTS guidelines for setting up and preparing to give a treatment professional ergonomic advice: to avoid strain and enhance client comfort visual and tactile assessment techniques: to ‘read’ the condition of hands or feet a range of relaxation techniques and gentle precision techniques, within a sequence pattern, for both hand and foot Reflexology additional treatment points and areas, to enhance individual treatments how to adapt treatments to suit individual needs how to support treatments and promote health: techniques for self-help CASEWORK AND CLINICS Students will need to show evidence of having carried out a minimum of 100 treatment sessions, during their training. Most of these will be completed outside class time, although some will be supervised in ‘Clinic’ sessions. Clear guidelines for the conduct, planning and recording of these will be given throughout the course. REFLECTIVE PRACTICE Students will be encouraged to reflect on their experience of giving and receiving treatments and identify areas for their own on-going learning and development. 2. PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES This Unit explores Reflexology as a complementary therapy. Students will also learn about a number of other Complementary therapies - especially Massage and Aromatherapy - and will also research the role of the various support agencies, in professional practice. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE becoming a therapist - qualities and skills to be developed communication skills and the consultation process; record keeping responsibilities of the therapist: cautions, contraindications; when to refer Health and Safety practice for Complementary Therapies HISTORY AND THEORY origins and background; how Reflexology and other therapies have developed aims, principles and techniques used; how different therapies are believed to work an understanding of Reflexology 'maps' or charts of the hands and feet discussion of different approaches; 'subtle energy', zone & meridian theories what is meant by the (w)holistic approach; psycho-physical aspects of health DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES professional associations; legal issues; codes of practice and ethics recognition, regulation and registration; advances in training and standards 4 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 3. ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY This Unit covers the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology necessary for working as a Complementary therapist, including: a thorough understanding of the body systems how the body works as an integrated whole pathology: how to understand common and uncommon disorders 4. BUSINESS PRACTICE This Unit focuses on the wide range of skills needed to plan, advertise and establish a successful practice as a Complementary therapist. It includes advice on: legal and insurance requirements working models; employment opportunities; self-employment business plans; book-keeping guidelines; tax and tax returns marketing & publicity; ethical practice and advertising standards 5. ADDITIONAL UNIT: HEALTHY EATING & WELL-BEING This Unit teaches a level of nutritional awareness appropriate for the complementary therapist. It will enable the therapist to evaluate a client’s eating habits and to offer basic dietary advice. It includes knowledge of: The importance of a balanced diet The role of essential nutrients, water and fibre for health Modern methods of food production - their impact on health Advising clients on adopting healthy eating habits This unit is a non-compulsory for the qualification and is offered to further the therapist’s client skills in practice. ASSESSMENT The units that make up the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology are assessed internally and are subject to internal and external moderation. Students' progress and development throughout the training, as well as assigned coursework and casework, will form an important part of their final assessment. There will be on-going learning checks and tutorials to assist students’ learning. Final assessments of all Units must meet the required standards to gain a ‘pass’ and students need to achieve a ‘pass’ in all Units. There will be three supervised practical assessments. The final theory assessment will be made up of presented portfolio work - there is no final theory examination in the new QCF Level 3 Diploma course. Students should aim to attend all classes. Individuals learn at different rates and the tutor will advise if extra time or study is needed. Missed or additional classes will usually need to be made up at the student’s expense. The ABC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology will be awarded when all aspects of the course have been successfully completed. Students of Pathways are required to take out student insurance while they are studying. They can choose from membership/insurance packages with either Professional Reflexology (PR) or the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), totalling approximately £26 for the year. Either would give them access to the services offered by these organisations while on the course. There would also be a smooth transition, from student to full membership status, following completion of the course, should the student choose this. 5 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 HOME STUDY Students should set aside a minimum of 5 hours per week for home study, to consolidate what has been learned and to complete home study assignments. Course notes and practice worksheets are provided and students will be given a list of required and recommended reading. Students should also allow time to practise giving treatments to friends and/or family: evidence of 97 treatments (conducted outside class) is required as part of the final course assessment. These will be presented in the form of Case Studies (60 treatments, based on a minimum of 6 people), Clinic Notes and Practice Hours. Students should allow a minimum of 3 hours /week to cover this The 3 Supervised practical sessions will be written up and presented as Client Studies. These sessions are arranged within class times; writing-up the studies takes place outside class time. REGISTRATION Applications to join the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology course are invited from anyone who has a genuine interest in studying and working with Reflexology, and who feels able to offer the commitment such a course would need. To clarify if this is something they would really like to do, applicants are invited to attend: an Introductory Workshop: offering an excellent introduction and pre-course training an interview with reduced-price treatment from the tutor The cost of these will be deducted from course fees, for those who join the course ACCREDITED PRIOR LEARNING (APL) The new QCF courses are designed to be flexible, allowing for an ease of transferable skills, where students have already studied one or more of the Units. This will apply to those who have, for instance, studied the new Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Unit to Level 3, with one of the recognised awarding bodies: C&G, VTCT, ABC Awards or ITEC, from 2011 onwards. For those who have studied a different or previous qualification, in this or another of the Units, Pathways will assess what knowledge or skills may be ‘transferred’ on an individual basis, and make recommendations as to the classes that would need to be attended and the evidence that would need to be provided, to be part of the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology course. BRIDGING COURSES Pathways provides ‘Bridging Courses’ for practitioners who have gained a previous qualification in Reflexology through ITEC, IIHHT BABTAC and VTCT, and would like to gain the new Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology. Again, Pathways will assess what knowledge or skills may be ‘transferred’ on an individual basis, and make recommendations as to the classes that would need to be attended. TRANSITION COURSES: IF YOU HAVE YET TO COMPLETE AN EARLIER REFLEXOLOGY COURSE Pathways can also provide the necessary tuition and guidance for those who have yet to complete the previous ABC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology. 6 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 ABOUT THE TUTOR Angela Sellens Drake began working in the area of natural health in 1974, when she worked at Tyringham Naturopathic Clinic. She went on to work at centres of natural healing in France and Scotland and in Chalk Farm’s ‘Nutrition Centre’ in 1978. Angela trained in Reflexology with Jane Vukovic in 1984, in London. Jane taught alongside Doreen Bayly for 20 years and was instrumental in setting up the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) in 1984. Angela has a well-established practice in Norwich. She continues to develop her work and has explored many different approaches to Reflexology, with leading teachers in the field. In 1994-5 Angela studied the pioneering 'light-touch' (Universal) techniques and ‘Language of the Feet’ assessment methods, as taught by Chris Stormer. These now form the basis of Angela’s work, which she continues to expand and develop In 2003-4, she completed the Diploma course in Facial Reflexology SorensensistemTM and trained in Meridian and Neuro-Foot Reflexology (Praxis Vertebralis) with Lone Sorensen. Since then, Angela has continued to study with Lone Sorensen, completing courses in ‘Intestinal links’ techniques for foot and facial Reflexology, Lone’s Japanese Cosmo-facial ‘Lifting’ treatment, Tibetan Neck and Scalp Reflexology and Postural-Ocular Therapy (Praxis Vertebralis for the face). Angela has taught on the Facial Reflexology SorensensistemTM Diploma course, in Norfolk and also in Canada and is currently involved in setting-up courses across Canada. Angela taught Introductory Reflexology workshops at Adult Education centres in Norfolk since 1989 and now teaches these independently, at Pathways School of Reflexology. Pathways was set up in 1996 to run high-quality, accredited, professional training courses. The school also offers advanced training for practising Reflexologists Angela has given presentations for the Schools of Midwifery and Nursing at UEA, on reflexology’s role in pregnancy and childbirth and in palliative care. Angela has also provided training for carers and those living with dementia and presented at the ‘Shining a Spotlight on People, Practice & Dementia Care’ Conference in December 2009 in Norfolk, for Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. In January 2010, Pathways took part in the making of ‘Shifting MS: A Young Person’s Guide to MS’, a film created by the Norwich and District MS Society and co-produced by Pathways’ student Gloria Morris. Pathways provided foot, hand and facial Reflexology treatments, demonstrating Complementary Therapies recommended for people living with MS. The film was designed for young people newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Angela has been guest speaker on Radio Norfolk and Norfolk Hospital Radio. Angela has also trained in Touch for Health techniques (Kinesiology) and Brain Gym, and in the Metamorphic Technique and is a teacher of Fertility Awareness Methods (Natural Family Planning) Angela is a member of *Association of Reflexologists (AoR), **Professional Reflexology (PR) , ***Global Reflexology Network and is registered with the ****Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) *Association of Reflexologists (AoR) www.aor.org.uk ** Professional Reflexology (PR) www.professionalreflexology.org ***Global Reflexology Network. www.facialreflexology.com ****Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) www.cnhc.org.uk 7 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 REFLEXOLOGY AS A CAREER Reflexologists are usually self-employed, often working from home or from Complementary Health Clinics, and sometimes working within business environments or visiting clients in their own homes. Some practitioners have treatment rooms at doctors' surgeries and may provide treatments within hospices; increasingly, many practitioners offer their services within hotels and health spas. There is a growing interest in Reflexology among health care professionals - doctors and nurses, midwives and physiotherapists - and many are now seeking to learn how to use Reflexology within their field of work. Reflexology is essentially a practical art and no formal qualifications are required to enable you to learn. All relevant theory and practical techniques are taught within the course, although an understanding of Biology and Science to GCSE or A level would be helpful. People of different ages and from many walks of life are drawn to study Reflexology, bringing with them their own particular qualities and experience, which should enrich their work as therapists. COURSE DETAILS 2012-13 These are the two course options beginning in 2012: *A SUNDAY FULL DAY COURSE begins 23 SEPTEMBER 2012 and lasts 12 months BASED ON 1 or 2 Sundays per month *A WEDNESDAY MORNING COURSE begins 7 NOV 2012 and lasts 10 months BASED ON 1 Wednesday morning per week (academic terms) INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS provide pre-course training COST to be deducted from course fees for those who book the Diploma course COURSE FEES Full fees for courses beginning 2012 are set at £1350 (see page 3 for what this includes): Payment Details and options: Deposit is £300: This will secure your place Balance of fees: is payable by one week before course begins Special early payment deadline: fees only £1300 for those who pay in full by one month before course begins Payment by `delayed instalments` is possible for those who are unable to pay the full fees before the start of the course. The balance (£1050) may be paid by payments of £100 per month over 11 months, to include an additional charge of £50 (less than 5%) for this service. Payments may be made by Stranding Order, Direct Transfer, cheque or cash, by agreement. Other instalment options may be discussed. All instalment agreements are legally binding. REGISTRATION: Interview and reduced-price treatment As well as attending the Introductory workshop, prospective students should also aim to attend an interview and experience a treatment with the tutor, to go over any questions and to be sure they are happy with all details This is offered for £17 - deducted from course fees if you book the Diploma course PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT LOANS (PCDLs): Pathways is a registered learning provider for the PCDL scheme, You must be accepted by the school before applying. Details from www.directgov.uk/adultlearning or contact Careers Advice on: 0800 100 900 8 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 ADDITIONAL COSTS Course fees cover all teaching modules and assessments, including additional (non- compulsory) modules: certificated 1st Aid training, the Health and Well-being Unit and the Ergonomic and Business Advice Sessions. Please see above for details. ____________________________ Over and above course fees, students should make allowance for additional costs: Student membership and insurance (see above): approximately £26 for the year Anatomy & Physiology course book and workbook: currently £26 total Professional treatment couch and wedge: there are many sources for treatment couches. Please ask for advice on the most appropriate one for your purposes The specially designed treatment wedge can be ordered through Pathways at approximately £45 (uncovered) or £85 (covered). Treatment wedges and couches may be available second-hand through Pathways. Students will also need to provide items appropriate for professional practice, including black trousers and white t-shirt (short- or long-sleeved); flat indoor ‘therapy-appropriate’ shoes; couch covers/ sheets, pillows, blanket; small footstool & small table/ trolley; paper couch roll. Details of these will all be clarified during the first class but many will not be needed until later in the course. COURSE OPTIONS and DATES 2012-13 PLEASE NOTE: Pathways is not currently planning courses beyond the 2012-13 options. induction course INTRODUCTORY SELF-HELP WORKSHOPS All students would benefit from attending the Self-help Introductory workshop NEW DATE for courses beginning 2012 Sunday 22 JULY 2012 The introductory/induction days serve as a general introduction to Reflexology and teach practical and theoretical skills. They offer guidelines and self-help techniques which stand alone, and also help you decide whether a full training is right for you. See separate Booking form COST: £30 (deducted from fees if you join Diploma course) MAIN COURSE OPTIONS Dates are designed to avoid academic and public holiday times wherever possible. Should dates need to be changed, students will be consulted well in advance IMPORTANT All sessions must be attended. Missed sessions will need to be made up at students’ expense. 9 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 COURSE OPTION 1: SUNDAY-based CLASS beginning 23 September 2012 Class times: 10am – 5pm General pattern of classes: ONE or TWO Sundays per month September 2012 - February 2013 AND … ONE Sunday per month March, May, June & July 2013 AND … ONE Saturday per month April, June & September 2013 REVISED COURSE START DATE: SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2012 2012 SUNDAYS September 23* October 7, 21* November 11, 25* December 2, 16 2013 SATURDAYS/ SUNDAYS January 13, 27* February 10, 24 March 10 April 20* May 12 June 9, 29* July 14 September 7* * and * are changed from previous Prospectus * revised start date for course Please note: NO CLASS AUGUST 2013 COURSE OPTION 2: WEDNESDAY MORNING CLASS beginning 7 November* 2012 General pattern of classes: one Wednesday morning per week (academic terms) Class times: 10am – 1pm plus one full workshop day on a weekend (date tbc)* Workshop time: 10am-5pm AUTUMN TERM 2012 Wednesdays November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12 SPRING TERM 2013 Wednesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 27 March 6, 13 SUMMER TERM 2013 Wednesdays April 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22 June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, 10, 17 AUTUMN TERM 2013 Wednesdays September 11, 18, 25 October 2, 9, 16 10 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 PATHWAYS SCHOOL OF REFLEXOLOGY 247 College Rd, NORWICH NR2 3JD Tel: 01603 503794 www.pathwaysreflexology.co.uk ________________________________________________________________ Level 3 DIPLOMA COURSE in REFLEXOLOGY 2012-13 APPLICATION FORM Name M/F Address postcode: Phone(s) landline: mob: email website Date of birth Living status: on own/ with family? Children: how many? age(s) living at home/away? How did you hear Website? (which) Advertising? (which) Recommended? (who) about this course? Occupation/ Interests Previous occupation(s): qualifications? Have you received any reflexology treatment? If yes, for how long? What was your experience of it? Have you done any previous training in Reflexology? Why do you want to train to be a Reflexologist? Is there anything else you'd like to add? 11 Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12 Enrolment I have read the description of the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology Course. I would like to enrol on the (please highlight as appropriate):: Saturday/ Sunday course starting 23 September 2012 Wednesday morning course starting 7 November 2012 I enclose a cheque for: (please delete/highlight as appropriate): £300 as deposit (balance of £800 payable by one week before course begins) £1300 as full course payment (early payment discount , dates as relevant for course) £1350 as full course payment (payable by one week before course begins) £300 as deposit (remainder to be paid by Standing Order instalments of £100 per month for 10 months plus administration fee of £40) Please make cheques payable to: A Sellens Drake and post to: 247 College Rd, Norwich NR2 3JD I understand that acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of the school principal and normally follows attendance at an Introductory/Induction Day and an interview/ treatment session and the signing by both parties of the Contract/ Learning Agreement (see separate document) I also understand that any deposit/fees paid are refundable only if the school is unable to offer me a place on the course of my choice. Deposits paid and accepted on confirmation of a place on the course are otherwise non-refundable Should I need to cancel my registration up to one month before the commencement of the course, balance of fees only may be refundable. After that time fees may be transferable (at the discretion of the principal). Once the course has begun, fees are non-refundable I am willing and able to commit the time and energy needed to complete this course and know of no reason why I should not train to practice reflexology I enclose a recent passport-style photo I am able to give names of two referees (to be detailed at interview) Signed ........................................................................................ Date ........................ 12
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