FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

Confused about which course?

There are many courses and organisations, all offering different qualifications and styles of training - this can be very confusing when trying to choose the right Reflexology course for you.

Firstly, ensure that you don't enrole on a distance learning or correspondance course - none of the membership organisations listed on this website will accept these kind of courses.

Secondly, please be aware that there is a huge variety of standards in the level 3 training market (this is why we don't teach it). We even know of a school whereyou can train on a level 3 course that lasts for just 6 half-day lessons, but  can occasionally find a good level 3 school that will teach you over a full year. Most of the level 3 courses now seem to be a combination of distance learning and 5 or 6 days learning practical Reflexology in class. We really don't think you can learn to be a proper clinical Reflexologist after just 5 or 6 days training.

Jubilee College only offers the best in Reflexology training. We are a partnership centre with Centralia, so we can offer the Centralia Reflexology Mastership (incorporating Agored Cymru qualification at Level 5). Agored is an awarding body recognised by CQFW one of the regulators for qualifications in the UK. This qualification is the highest level of Reflexology training you can undertake in the UK.

Find out if the school you are proposing to study with, enables you to join the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC - the UK complementary healthcare regulator), via the professional organisation it is linked to. For example, Jubilee College is linked with Professional Reflexology (PR), the only Membership Association to have Level 5 as it's minimum entry level and guarantees you membership. Also be aware that some of the level 3 'practitioner diplomas' don't meet the CNHC enrty criteria.

Then, find out if the course is delivered entirely by the college you are thinking of training with. Some training establishments will 'farm out' part of their training (particularly Anatomy and Physiology) to online training providers - you may then not get the necessary teaching support for this element of the course. Jubilee College trains all its student for 100% of the course, giving dedicated contact teaching.

Finally, if the course provider describes their course as "Level 5 equivalent" (or anything else that sounds like "equivalent"), it will be nothing of the sort. A level five course is either just that, or nothing at all. There are no other Reflexology courses that are officially recognised at Level five, apart from Centralia's in the UK, and there is no Reflexology course that is currently higher than this level. (You can get a degree in Complementary Therapies [Level 7], but the university will use an awarding body for each of the component therapies on the course).

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What is the difference between a Mastership and a Diploma?

This is simple: A Mastership in Reflexology is set at Level 5 (the same level as a Foundation Degree). A Diploma is set at Level 3 (the same level as an A-Level). Also, a Mastership fully incorporates all the learning requirements of the Core Curriculum in Reflexology (a teaching book collaborated on by: the IIR, BRA, BSRZT, VTCT, SIR, AoR, IFR and CThA). The Level 3 Diploma does not include all the recommended elements of the Core Curriculum.

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What do all these different levels mean - level 3, level5?

We are very grateful to Agored Cymru for allowing us to use the diagram below. This identifies Level 5 as a Foundation Degree. This leveling chart is representative for all qualifications in England, Northern Ireland (QCF) and Wales (CQFW) . (Please not the levelling grades are different in Scotland [a level 8 in Scotland is the same as a level 5 in England and Wales]).
agored levels

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Why train on a course recognised by Professional Reflexology?

Professional Reflexology has the highest entry standards over any other Reflexology organisation. It is recognised by the UK government, the NHS, CNHC, and has reciprocal links with  Reflexology organisations around the world.

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Why do I need to belong to a reputable professional organisation like PR

  • Use of the letters PRM (Professional Reflexology Member)after your name. PR only accept Level 5 trained Reflexologists, so you will be amongst the elite of the profession.
  • Free listing on PR's "Find a Reflexologist" register
  • Provision of low cost website design service
  • Use of the organisations logo on all your advertising literature
  • Peer group support from local area groups
  • Latest industry information via newsletters and journals
  • Access to research papers
  • Access to "Members Area" on their website
  • Reflexology advice
  • Low cost, high cover, insurance policy from top insurance company
  • Fully accredited CPD events and international speakers

 

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Why choose Jubilee College?

Our Training
Jubilee College, unlike many other training establishments, will train you to become a Clinical Reflexologist - capable of treating specific conditions. It is also one of the the largest Reflexology training colleges in the UK, with five training venues in Leicester, Sheffield, Nottingham/Derby, Belfast and Dublin. Students wishing to swap training dates between the venues are able to do so, making training throughout the year easier. In addition, the College also operates a flexible training plan, so if you need extra time to study, we will support you. Jubilee College operates a 'lifetime support' system for all graduates.

Our Staff
David Wayte runs the Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield venues. He was the first Reflexologist in the UK to be a member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), is a fully qualified lecturer (CertEd), having trained at DeMontfort University. He sits on the Reflexology Specific Board of the CNHC (CNHC is the UK regulator for Complementary Therapies),and He is also a Director of Professional Reflexology.

Dorothy Kelly runs the Belfast and Dublin schools.

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What is a Clinical Reflexologist, aren't all Reflexologists the same?

A Clinical Reflexologist is someone who has been trained to the highest standards and can create a treatment protocol for many different conditions. Unfortunately, there are too many people who have taken a short course (sometimes as short as just 2 days!) and then call themselves Reflexologists. As these courses are so short, they cannot possibly equip a therapist to competently treat conditions.

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What entry qualifications do I need?

To succeed on this course, it is more about determination and hard work (since the course is intensive), rather than previous qualifications. A GCSE in Biology will be helpful, but it is not essential. You certainly don't need to have studied previously at Further or Higher Education level to successfully qualify on this course.

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When do the courses start?

Our courses start at various weekends in October each year, depending on the venue chosen. To view the course dates, click on the preferred venue (eg, Sheffield, Nottingham, etc).

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What days are the training sessions on?

Our training days are at the weekend to enable students to still keep a job, and then train at weekends. For details of  the course dates, click on the preferred venue (eg, Sheffield, Nottingham, etc) on the Venues & Dates menu.

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How long does the course last?

Our courses normally run for one academic year. However, some students prefer to extend their period of study to suit their learning speed.

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What happens if I can't get to all the training dates?

100% attendance is required for the duration of the course. However, we do understand that life is full of unexpected events. Therefore, the course is designed so that students can swap training dates by attending other venues (eg, if you can't make a Nottingham venue date, you can attend the same lesson at Sheffield, or one of the other venues).

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How much time will I need to spend on homework?

The answer to this does very much depend on the individual. As a rule of thumb, we suggest 2½ hours of home study for every hour in class. Also, case studies will take 45mins of practical work per session + about one hour to write them up. If you are a fast worker, then these times may be on the generous side. Conversley, if you like to take your time, you my want to spend more time on home study.

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What qualification will I get?

You will qualify with the UK's highest award in Reflexology: The Centralia Reflexology Mastership (incorporating Agored's Level 5 in Reflexology, and Level 4 in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology. You will also get a level 4 in business skills for Reflexologists). This can be used, not only to become a professional Reflexologist, but also as 'accredited prior learning' towards a degree in health sciences.

As a PR Reflexologist, you will automatically qualify for entry to the CNHC (the UK regulator for Complementary Therapists).

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Don't I have to do an introductory course first?

No - many Further Education colleges will tell you that you need to do an entry-level Reflexology course first (such as a level 3 diploma) - this is completely unnecessary.

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How much does the course cost?

Our course costs £2626.00 (inc VAT) and is payable in monthly instalments.

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Are there any extra costs incurred on top of the basic course fees?

With the exception of the items listed below, everything you need to pass the course is included in the total cost:

  • Lafuma recliner chair (optional, but recommended)
  • Uniforms (not needed until after the sixth lesson)
  • Centralia approved centres fee £132.00
  • Agored Cymru fee £142.00
  • Student membership to Professional Reflexology (£25.00)
  • Any towels, pillows, or other consumables you are wanting to use

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Can I pay by interest free instalments?

Yes you can. This is done by Standing Order and is arranged at the beginning of the course.

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Can I get a Student Loan for this course?

Unfortunately not. Althought the level of training is the correct level for student loans, because we are a private school our courses do not qualify for funding. To help spread the cost of the course, we give interest free repayments for the duration of the course.

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How do I book for the Practitioner's Course?

Click the 'Book Here' button, for the venue of your choice, on the 'Training' page, or fill out the application form at the bottom of the training page and post it to the address on the form.

 

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