1Course Overview

Reflexology Level 3

Course code: OSC1062

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Are you interested in learning about reflexology? Then you can do just that in our reflexology course, from home!

  • Reflexology is an alternative therapy which originated in China over 5000 years ago.
  • Reflexology treatments focus on the hands and feet, applying gentle pressure to specific areas believed to be associated with other parts of the body and its energy pathways.
  • Alternative therapies such as reflexology have become increasingly popular in recent years, becoming more widely available at spas, wellness centres and salons.
  • This course is perfect for Beauty and Alternative Therapists who want to offer additional services to increase their business and skills.

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by either post or email making it easier and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you or sent to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 75,000 students that have already done so.

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Development of reflexology
  • Relevant legislations
  • Prepare the working area
  • How to prevent infection and cross contamination
  • Key requirements of personal presentation
  • Contra-indications that may prevent or restrict treatment
  • The importance of conducting consultations before every treatment
  • Methods of communication
  • Ethics and codes of conduct
  • Professional bodies and understand the key points associated with reflexology
  • The importance of positive working relationships with other professionals
Unit 2: Anatomy of the hand and feet
  • Describe the structure of the feet, ankles and leg
  • Describe the structure of the hands and arms
Unit 3: Consultation
  • Consultation techniques
  • Consult with clients to confirm their requirements and state objectives
  • Contraindications to reflexology treatment
  • Differentiate between those contraindications to reflexology that would prevent a treatment and those contraindications that restrict treatment
  • The possible contra-actions to reflexology treatment and advise clients on the course of action to follow should they arise
Unit 4: The benefits of a treatment and ‘the treatment
  • The benefits of reflexology treatment
  • The effects of stress
  • Visually assess clients’ feet
  • Reflexology techniques and a full reflexology treatment adhering to professional codes of conduct
  • The appropriate movements for reflexology treatment
Unit 5: Using reflexology for health concerns and aftercare
  • Describe how reflexology techniques can be adapted to suit the physical characteristics of a client
  • Review the reflexology treatment and draw conclusions from findings for further treatment recommendations
  • Record treatment and store information securely in line with current legislation
  • The importance of giving appropriate home care/aftercare advice after treatment.
3Other Information

Assessment

The Reflexology course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students receive their course manual and study guide, plus personal tutor support by email. 

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

6Reviews

Loving the flexibility of the course

Loving the flexibility of the course and the tutors have been very helpful over the first month of my studying. Thank you!

- Tracy Humpherson

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