Lincoln College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

Complementary Studies (Herbalism)

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Course summary

The Certificate in Higher Education in Complementary Studies (Herbal) is a one-year full-time Level 4 course. It can be completed as a standalone qualification or used as a stepping stone to join the BSc. (Hons) Clinical Herbalism degree at level 5. The course provides a comprehensive foundation education and training in the principles and practice of clinical herbalism. This incorporates the ‘energetic’ understanding of the cause of illness and the therapeutic actions of medicinal plants as well as the orthodox disciplines of Anatomy, and Physiology. It is integrative in approach, linking traditional herbal medicine with modern science and holism. Our teaching methods include a rich mixture of theoretical study, reflection, the use of intuition and practical experience including professional practice in our on-site Complementary Medicine Clinic. Our aim is to enable you to progress to the full degree to become a competent and confident practitioner of clinical herbalism. The course is delivered by block learning, which means that the attendance requirements for the academic modules are met through eight full three day weekends per year for full-time students or four for part-time students, plus attendance at the Complementary Medicine Clinic for clinical training. The course requires 90 hours of clinical training, (achieved during term time, either 1 day per fortnight or in blocks). The course is accredited by the EHTPA (the European Herbal and Traditional Practitioners Association).

Course details

Modules

Typical Course Structure Clinical Practice - Introductory Anatomy & Physiology for Herbal Medicine Introduction to Herbal Medicine Pharmacy & Community Practice History, Philosophy & Evidence

Assessment method

Assessment There are typically 1-2 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include: Practical assessments e.g. dispensing Written examinations Coursework portfolios e.g. portfolio of clinic reports and reflective journals Written assessments The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B390
Institution code:
L42
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

An interview may be required for this course


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component (if applicable) Equivalent English language qualifications may be acceptable for applicants requiring a visa

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £9500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment. Additional Course Costs: DBS check - £47.80; Tunics for clinic x 2 - approx. £20 each; Diagnostic equipment such as stethoscope and sphygmomanometer - approx. £80; Materials for making a pharmacy preparation - £10 - £30 Compulsory costs other than the materials for the pharmacy preparation can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.

Sponsorship information

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.

Complementary Studies (Herbalism) at Lincoln College - UCAS