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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
      Principal & Tutor:
     Angela Sellens Drake
           M.A.R., P.R.M.

                     Level 3
                   DIPLOMA in
          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

                     Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12

             COURSE PROSPECTUS 2012-13
   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.
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

                  Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12

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

                                       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.

    Reflexology therapy
    Principles and practice of complementary therapies
    Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary
    Business practice for complementary therapies

                     Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12


This Unit focuses on all the practical aspects needed to provide professional Reflexology
treatments to members of the public. Pathways will teach:

    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

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.

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.

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.

    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

    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

    professional associations; legal issues; codes of practice and ethics
    recognition, regulation and registration; advances in training and standards

                     Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12

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
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
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.
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.

                      Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12

      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.

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
     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

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.

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.

Pathways can also provide the necessary tuition and guidance for those who have yet to
complete the previous ABC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology.

                      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
      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)
** Professional Reflexology (PR)
***Global Reflexology Network.
****Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

                     Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12

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

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
learning provider for the PCDL scheme, You must be accepted by the school before applying.
 Details from or contact Careers Advice on: 0800 100 900

                      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
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)

   Dates are designed to avoid academic and public holiday times wherever
 possible. Should dates need to be changed, students will be consulted well in
                         All sessions must be attended.
         Missed sessions will need to be made up at students’ expense.

                       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
                    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
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

                     Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12

                   247 College Rd, NORWICH NR2 3JD
     Tel: 01603 503794   

        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?

                              Pathways School of Reflexology - Course Prospectus 2011-12

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

         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 ........................


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