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).
Typical Course Structure Clinical Practice - Introductory Anatomy & Physiology for Herbal Medicine Introduction to Herbal Medicine Pharmacy & Community Practice History, Philosophy & Evidence
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
An interview may be required for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 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|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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.