Agored Cymru Level 5 Diploma
in Practitioner Reflexology
The Agored Cymru Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology requires a minimum of 160 face to face contact hours with your tutor.
You will undertake approximately 15 hours per week of home study, including case study work.
You must complete 100 case study treatments in your own time and six observed clinical assessments within the class.
You are also required to write a couple of essays. However, the course is assessment-based, and you will create a portfolio of evidence, eliminating the need for written exams.
This qualification is fully accredited and has been levelled at Level 5 for the reflexology units and Level 4 for the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology for reflexology and business planning for reflexologists by the awarding body Agored Cymru.
Level 5 is equivalent to a foundation degree or an HND in England and Wales. In contrast, a Level 3 qualification equates to an 'A' level standard.
We teach a unique, highly adaptable additional treatment called Adaptive Integrated Reflexology© or AIR. AIR encompasses aspects of health that impact so many in today's stressful and uncertain world. It is a profoundly relaxing and balancing treatment with simple adaptations to support clients living with specific conditions.
The Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology is the highest level of attainment available in the UK. When delivered by an IRC Partner Centre, it is the only Level 5 Reflexology qualification endorsed by the Association of Reflexologists.
Ofqual assigns the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology units under the Skills for Health, Nursing, and Subjects Allied to Medicine sector. Each of the five units is reflexology-specific and has been designed, revised, and updated by experienced reflexologists in collaboration with Agored Cymru.
The Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology is also on the European Qualification Framework, which means that European employers and educational establishments can easily understand and appreciate the high level of your studies.
Despite this, there is no requirement for candidates to have studied reflexology before.
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Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology Units
Incremental Development of Applied Reflexology Skills in Practice
This unit aims to enhance your skills and techniques in reflexology. You will deliver 100 treatments outside class hours, documenting them as comprehensive case studies with detailed rationale and analysis. The focus is on advancing your proficiency as a practitioner, introducing advanced techniques such as hand reflexology, energy techniques, "Inner Intent" reflexology, and more. Throughout this unit, there is an emphasis on the customisation of treatment plans for individual clients and specific conditions.
Reflexology Skills in Practice
In this unit you are introduced to your toolkit of reflexology techniques and skills. We discuss and analyse theories of how reflexology works, and you undertake six practical assessments. Clinical skills such as communication, ethics and professionalism are thoroughly covered.
Providing Reflexology for Specific Conditions
In this unit, we examine the current research in reflexology and the characteristics of good research.
We will explore the use of reflexology in different stages of life, including its application in supporting babies, children and clients experiencing conditions related to the reproductive cycle, such as fertility, maternity, andropause, and menopause. We will also study the stress response, its far-reaching impacts on health, and how to use Adaptive Integrated Reflexology© AIR to support clients; including those in palliative care and with chronic ill health.
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology for Reflexology
Studied to level 4, we take a holistic and applied approach to understanding how our bodies are organised and how they work. We focus on stress and its physical and psychological effects on us. We consider how our body will naturally strive to bring itself back into balance and what we can do to encourage this. We also examine healthy eating as part of our module on the digestive system, as good health can only be achieved if we first consider how we fuel ourselves. Assessment is mainly by workbooks and a few essays. There is no end-of-year exam.