FrequentlyAsked Questions - Reflexology
- Confused about which course?
- Why train on a course recognised by Professional Reflexology (PR) and the Association of Reflexologists (AoR)?
- What do all these different levels mean - level 3, level 5 ?
- Why do I need to belong to a reputable professional organisation like the PR?
- Why choose Jubilee College?
- What is a Clinical Reflexologist, aren't all Reflexologists the same?
- What entry qualifications do I need?
- When do the courses start?
- What days are the training sessions on?
- How long does the course last?
- What happens if I can't get to all the training dates?
- How much time will I need to spend on homework?
- What qualification will I get?
- Don't I have to do an introductory course first?
- How much does the course cost?
- Are there any extra costs incurred on top of the basic course fees?
- Can I pay by interest free instalments?
- Can I get a Student Loan for this course?
- How do I book for the Practitioner's 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). You can train on a level 3 course that lasts for just 6 half day lessons, or you can occasionally find a good one that will teach you over a full year.
Jubilee College only offers the best in Reflexology training. We are a partnership centre with Centralia, so we can offer the Agored Level 5 course (Agored is an awarding body recognised by OFQUAL the regulator for qualifications, examinations and assessments in England). This is the highest level of Reflexology training you can undertake in the UK, without going to a University.
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) 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 Agored'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).
PR and the AoR and are the UK's two foremost professional Reflexology organisations. They are recognised by the UK government, the NHS, CNHC, and have reciprocal links with all the European Reflexology organisations.
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]).
- Use of the letters PRM (Professional Reflexology Member)after your name. PR only accept the very highest 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
Juvilee College is unique, as it is actually three schools that have come together to share teaching resourses, knowlege and skills to create the best in Reflexology training. Jubilee College, unlike many other training establishments, will train you to become a Clinical Reflexologist - capable of treating specific conditions. Jubilee College is also currently the largest Reflexology training college in the UK. It has seven training venues in Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Harrogate and Nottingham. 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.
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 is a Director of Professional Reflexology and used to be the only male Fellow of the Association of Reflexologists.
Allison Walker runs the Birmingham and Manchester venues. She is a fully qualified lecturer, and was formerly the Regional Director of the International Institute of Reflexologists (IIR).Allison was taught directly by Dwight Byues and is one of the UK's most renown Reflexologists
Melanie Thompson runs the Harrogate and Leeds venues. She is a fully qualified lecturer, has been a Reflexologist for many years, runs her own holistic therapy clinic and used to be a pharmacist. Because of Melanie's pharmaceutical training, her knowlege has seen her contribute to many aspects of the Level 5 training program for Centralia.
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 4 days) and then call themselves Reflexologists. As these courses are so short, they cannot possibly equip a therapist to competently treat conditions.
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.
Our courses start at various weekends in September each year, depending on the venue chosen. To view the course dates, click on the preferred venue (eg, Sheffield, Manchester, etc).
Our training days are at the weekend to enable students to still keep a job, and then train at weekends. Most of the venues meet for one weekend per month.
For details of the course dates, click on the preferred venue (eg, Sheffield, Manchester, etc) on the Venues & Dates menu.
Our courses normally run for one academic year. However, some students prefer to extend their period of study to suit their learning speed.
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 any of the other venues).
The answer to this does very much depend on the individual. As a rule of thumb, we suggest 2 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.
You will qualify with 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. and 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 or AoR Reflexologist, you will automatically qualify for entry to the CNHC and be paid by many private healthcare companies.
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.
Our course costs £2300 (inc VAT) and is payable in monthly instalments.
With the exception of the items listed below, everything you need to pass the course is included in the total cost, including student insurance, assessment fees and ALL teaching materials.
The following items are not included in the cost of the course:
- Lafuma recliner chair (optional, but recommended)
- Uniforms (not needed until after the sixth lesson)
- Student membership to Professional Reflexology (£25.00)
- Any towels, pillows, or other consumables you are wanting to use
Yes you can. This is done by Standing Order and is arranged at the beginning of the course.
Unfortunately not. Althought the level of training is the correct level for student loans, because we run our training at weekends 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.
Click the 'Buy Now' 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.