Courses for employers

Employer Work Place Law, in conjunction with our partners, offers courses in alternative and complementary therapies for employers and employees, including aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, thai massage, therapeutic massage and energy healing. Courses range from one-day or weekend introductory courses through to IFPA and AoR accredited certificate and diploma courses.

Our aim with these course to offer high quality training by maintaining a strict 10:1 student/ teacher ratio which ensures personal attention throughout the course. The school provides courses that are accredited by IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists), and AoR (Association of Reflexologists). Each of these Associations stipulate that accredited tutors must have a teaching qualification but also, crucially for passing on skills developed in the real world, must have a minimum of 5 years therapeutic practice. The staff exceed this requirement.

In addition to the personal attention of tutors, students are encouraged to work co-operatively, to support each other while developing high quality therapeutic skills and knowledge in an atmosphere that reflects our philosophy of informed, searching holistic therapies.

We acknowledge the role of the mind and spirit in physical as well as psychological health and well-being. We acknowledge that we affect, and are affected by subtle energies (which may be Consciousness) that the trained or sensitive person can detect and respond to, but which science is not yet able to fully measure or explain (although new technologies capable of detecting such energies are being developed).

Philosophy

  • To provide a comprehensive study programme which will engage each participant in well designed, efficient and productive study;
  • To acknowledge the role of mind and spirit in both physical and psychological health and well-being and to encourage students to identify barriers to their own health and well-being and actions to overcome those barriers;
  • To assist participants to reach their educational goals by encouraging peer-support networks and providing ongoing tutor support and guidance.

Career Development Loan

We recognise that finance can be a barrier to following your dream, and are pleased to announce that Employer Work Place Law is a registered learning provider for Career Development Loan (CDL).

A CDL can help to pay for a vocational training course by offering a deferred repayment bank loan. CDLs are available through a partnership arrangement between the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and three major banks – Barclays, Co-operative, and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

You can apply for a loan of between £300 and £8,000 to pay for up to 80% of course fees, plus the costs of books, material and related expenses. During the period of training, and for a further month afterwards, no repayments are made, and the DfES pays the interest. At the end of the interest free period you will be required to repay the loan at a fixed rate of interest over an agreed period.

CDLs are available for any course which is vocational and does not last for more than two years. Anyone living or intending to train in Great Britain is eligible to apply providing they are: over 18, not already in receipt of a mandatory grant, and do not otherwise have funds to pay for the training.

It will be necessary to complete an application form and submit it to one of the participating banks. For further details and an application pack which includes the form, details of repayments and participating bank branches, telephone

0800 585 505
free of charge
between 9am and 5pm
Monday to Friday

Information Relevant to all Diploma & Certificate courses

TEACHING METHODS

We seek to establish a balance between formal lecture, practical demonstration, experiential learning, small group discovery, discussion, and written work. Individual tutorials are an integral part of the course, as are the incorporation of informal group feedback sessions to resolve any potential or current difficulties or problems.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Prospective students must be at least 21 years of age and be literate and numerate. We welcome mature people as we value their immeasurable life skills. Students will be required to sign a learning contract and should be aware that successful completion of the modules requires substantial commitment to home study in addition to course hours.

STUDENT NUMBERS

The School maintains a strict student/tutor ratio of 10 students to one tutor. To remain viable each course must have a minimum of six students.

FEES AND DEPOSITS

When booking a place on any course an initial booking deposit of £150 per module is required. If it is necessary to then cancel that booking, deposits will be returned in full up to two weeks before the course start date. Cancellations later than two weeks prior to course start will attract a £10 administration charge. If our partners cancel a course, all deposits will be fully refunded.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

All coursework must be completed on time and to an acceptable standard. Students will be assigned work to complete independently, and are expected to develop and maintain a portfolio of work throughout the course, which will be assessed by the tutor. Ongoing assessment of practical skills will also take place.

All assignments, including formal examinations, have a 60% pass mark. Credits and Distinctions may be achieved. Students who do not achieve the required standard will be given advice and guidance for their further study, and an opportunity to resubmit written coursework, or resit an examination at a future date. Students who need to sit a second examination will incur an additional charge.

ACCREDITATION

The aromatherapy professional practitioner diploma, therapeutic massage course and anatomy & physiology course are accredited by the IFPA (International Society of Professional Aromatherapists). The reflexology professional practitioner diploma is at level three on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and is jointly accredited by ABC/AoR (Awarding Body Consortium and Association of Reflexologists). Each of these associations set extremely high standards and are recognised as leaders in their respective fields. Indeed, these qualifications are often stipulated requirements for a number of healthcare authorities wishing to offer complementary therapies. It is a requirement of both IFPA and ABC/AoR that tutors must have a minimum of 5 years clinical experience in addition to a teaching qualification.

Insurance

Insurance cover is mandatory for students providing therapeutic treatments as part of their training and is an additional cost. The precise cost will be advised at the beginning of the course.

 

 

 
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