Reflexology Diploma

Reflexology Diploma

Reflexology Diploma – RQF LEVEL 3 - International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC)

Reflexology is an ancient form of holistic treatment, with a long history encompassing Ancient Egypt, Japan, China and India. It is a science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. A reflexology treatment involves deep pressure massage on the soles of the feet, which stimulate the nerves in the feet and influences the whole body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way, a type of preventative maintenance. As well as being deeply relaxing, it also improves the circulation and encourages the elimination of toxins and waste products. Reflexology like many other complementary therapies has increased in popularity over the past few years, and has now gained respect as an important, safe and natural healing art.

Training in Reflexology can lead to a wonderful new career. As a practitioner of Reflexology you will be able to work in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, sports centres, gyms, natural health centres or even on luxury cruise liners! Alternatively, you may choose to branch out independently by working from home or visiting clients in their own homes. With almost 2 million people visiting a reflexologist in the UK each year, opportunities for well qualified, skilled reflexologists are opening up at a rapid rate, and although the traditional route of self employment is still favoured by most, more and more reflexologists are finding part and full-time employment within clinics or corporations.

Course Details

During your course you will become proficient in Reflexology and will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to set up in practice following qualification.

The course comprises 72 hours in-house training plus tutorials, supervised Reflexology practice, student testing and home study which includes 40 detailed case studies plus 60 evidence treatments to be submitted to ITEC.

All lectures are supported with course notes, overheads, anatomical charts and teaching aids such as skeletal models. We will also give you details of other learning resources such as useful websites and suggested books to help you with your studying.

The syllabus includes the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Reflexology & history
  • Current theories & concepts techniques
  • Philosophy of complementary medicine
  • Holistic approach
  • Zone therapy and Zones of the body
  • Case history taking
  • Contra-indications
  • Reactions to treatments
  • Chart interpretation
  • Structure, disorders & conditions of the feet
  • Reading the feet: hand reflexology
  • Preparation of work area
  • Patient care
  • Patient consultation
  • Principles & order of treatments
  • Interpretation of foot conditions & reflexes
  • Treatment assessment & recording
  • Listening skills
  • Patient /therapist relationship
  • Integral biology
  • Disorders & reflexes
  • Supervised clinical practice
  • Other complementary therapies
  • Professional associations

Who Can Attend?

The entry requirement for this Reflexology Diploma course is the successful completion of the Anatomy & Physiology Course or previous relevant qualification in Anatomy & Physiology. You are able to book your place and start this course before you have the results of your Anatomy and Physiology exam.

There are no other academic prerequisites for enrolling on our ITEC RQF Diploma in reflexology. However, you must have fluency in written and spoken English and be a minimum of 18 years of age.


During the course we will prepare you for your final examinations and will conclude the course with a mock examination from which we will be able to offer you guidance. Upon satisfactory completion of this mock examination, you will be eligible to sit the ITEC Level 3 RQF Diploma in Reflexology practical examination (Unit iUCT32). Your technical skills and treatment techniques will be assessed via a practical examination with an external ITEC examiner. Documentary evidence of case studies/treatments will also be required – 100 reflexology treatments to be performed on a minimum of 15 clients. These must include 40 case studies – 10 clients treated a minimum of 4 times each plus evidence of an additional 60 treatments.

ITEC Exam Fees:  Reflexology Diploma – £95.00 (+VAT)

Payable prior to course commencement.


  • Exam registration
  • Practical assessment by external examiner
  • Marking of assignments
  • Marking of case studies
  • Issue of Diploma certificate
  • Postage of certificate by Registered Post



To achieve an ITEC Level 3 RQF Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist, you must pass (or hold) all of the following elements:

  • Unit iUCT32 – Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies
  • Unit iCT3C6 – Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Unit iUCT21 – Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies
  • Unit iUCT34 – Business Practice for Complementary Therapies.

For New Therapists

If you are new to complementary therapies in addition to the anatomy, physiology and pathology (unit iCT3C6) and reflexology (unit 381), you will need to complete the ITEC Business Modules course – this is an on-line course and is assessed by two written assignments (Units iUCT21/iUCT34).

For Existing Therapists

If you already hold a therapy qualification you may be exempt from some of these units if your previous qualification is accredited and on the OFQUAL register. If your qualification has been issued by training providers, associations or manufacturer’s where there is no Government accreditation or external quality assurance involved although you will not be accepted for APL/RPL, we may be able to exempt you from attending additional training if the level and depth of any previous learning that has taken place is sufficient. In this case you would only have to complete the required elements such as the ITEC Business Modules course – this is an on-line course and is assessed by two written assignments (Units iUCT21/iUCT34). and/or the multiple choice question paper for Anatomy & Physiology, as appropriate. Usual exam fees apply.  If you are unsure and would like some guidance please contact us on 020-8429-2895.

Those therapists holding ITEC qualifications may be required to sit a multiple choice question paper for Anatomy & Physiology on the day of the practical exam. (There is no requirement to attend anytraining for this). The regulations for this keep changing from year to year. To discuss the current requirements at  time of booking please call us 0208-429-2895.

Once qualified, you will be awarded an ITEC Level 3 RQF Diploma in Reflexology – a fully accredited, Level 3 diploma linked to National Occupational Standards. ITEC qualifications are recognised nationally and internationally – UK, Ireland, Australia, Greece, South East Asia but to name a few.

The ITEC Level 3 RQF Diploma in Reflexology also enables you to apply for membership of the National Register for Complementary Therapists maintained by the CNHC.

Successful completion of this diploma course will also provide you with the title of “Reflexologist”, and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a treatment. Practitioner professional liability insurance is also available upon successful completion of the course.

Recognition by Professional Associations

The ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology is one of the best recognised complementary therapy qualifications in the UK and across a range of countries.

It is widely accepted by most Professional Bodies including:

    • IPTI (Independent Professional Therapists International)
    • CThA (Complementary Therapists Association)
    • APNT (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists)
    • FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists)
    • AOR (Association of Reflexologists)
    • BCMA (British Complementary Medicine Association)
    • CNHC Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)

More Information

The course is primarily practical in content and you will be required to have access to a Massage Couch or Reflexology Chair, accessories and appropriate workwear (white polo shirt, navy trousers and black shoes) during the course. If you are proposing to enrol on this reflexology course, please be aware that there are some additional costs involved for the purchase of necessary equipment. The required course text book recommended by ITEC is: The Complete Guide to Reflexology by Ruth Hull. Student insurance is mandatory for this course and is available through the IPTI or CThA or APNT and other Industry Associations who recognise ITEC qualifications. Full details will be sent to you with your joining details. If you would like further information before booking, please contact the office on 0208-429-2895

Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ Initial mock examination

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