Reflexology Diploma

Reflexology Diploma

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

Attending this Reflexology Diploma course and becoming a professional reflexologist  is an exciting, fun, and rewarding challenge. One in which you will experience life changing personal growth while creating a great career for yourself helping and caring for others.


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. Over 2 million people visit a reflexologist in the UK each year. Opportunities for well qualified, skilled reflexologists are increasing at a rapid rate. Although the traditional route of self employment is still the most popular route, more and more reflexologists are finding part and full-time employment within clinics or corporations.

Course Details


During your Reflexology Diploma course you will become proficient in Reflexology and will learn 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. This includes 40 detailed case studies plus 60 evidence treatments.


During the course you will have access to 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 books.


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 Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist. However, you must have fluency in written and spoken English and be a minimum of 18 years of age.




During the Reflexology Diploma 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  ITEC Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist 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. This will consist of 100 reflexology treatments to be performed on a minimum of 15 clients and the outcomes documented. 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 – £97.50 (+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


Exam can be fooked here -(Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies – Unit iUCT32)  – Reflexology – ITEC Practical Examination



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

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


For New Therapists


If you are new to complementary therapies in addition to the anatomy, physiology and pathology (unit iCT3C6) and reflexology (iUCT32), you must complete the ITEC Business Modules course. This is an on-line course and the assessment is two written assignments (Units iUCT21/iUCT34).


To clarify, 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. Although you  may still be required to sit a multiple choice question paper for Anatomy & Physiology on the day of the practical exam. In other words,this is dependent on the date of your qualification.  However, there is no requirement to attend any training for this. The regulations for this keep changing from year to year. Therefore, if you wish to discuss the current requirements at time of booking please call us 0208-429-2895.

For existing therapists


On the other hand, if your qualification was issued by training providers, associations or manufacturer’s where there is no Government accreditation you will not be accepted for APL/RPL. We may, however,  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:


Usual exam fees apply.  As before, if you are unsure and would like some guidance please contact us on 020-8429-2895.


Following Qualification


Once qualified, you will be awarded an ITEC Level 3 RQF Diploma in Reflexology ITEC Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist– a fully accredited, Level 3 diploma linked to National Occupational Standards.


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.


ITEC qualifications are recognised nationally and internationally –  for instance,UK, Ireland, Australia, Greece, South East Asia.


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

Certainly, it is  widely accepted by most Professional Bodies including:


    • ICGT (International Guild of Therapists)
    • CThA (Complementary Therapists Association)
    • 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. You will need to have access to a Reflexology Chair or Massage Couch and have appropriate workwear (white polo shirt, navy trousers and black shoes) during the course. Please note, you must purchase some equipment for this course. 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 ICGT or CThA or APNT and other Industry Associations who recognise ITEC qualifications. We wll send you full details along with the joining information once you have booked. 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


Above all, it is important that the school and course you choose is the right one for you. We`re proud of the quality of our training and would love you to visit us teaching any of our courses. Here you will be able to talk with the staff and tutors and also observe the facilities at MSCM. In other words, one of the best things you can do is to talk to past or present students. Above all, ask them what they think about the school and the course you are considering.


Certainly, being an informed consumer can make a significant difference in the kind, quality, and extent of the education you obtain. In addition, it can make the difference in attaining the level of success you desire.


In conclusion, if you would like to arrange an informal chat, attend a taster session or visit a class please call 0208-429-2895. We’ll be happy to help you.


Tutors: Anita Snowball and Lucy Bush– see our MSCM Tutor Page

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