Reflexology Course



Course Overview

reflex1This internationally recognised qualification has been designed to prepare you for a career as a reflexologist. Being a level 3 course, upon completion you will be able to gain insurance and work as a practitioner in this exciting and growing complementary therapy.

Throughout the course you will; develop a wide range of practical reflexology skills, gain an in depth understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies and further your knowledge of the principles and practice of complementary therapies. You will also cover the basic principles of setting up and running a small business.



There are no prerequisite qualifications for this course with regard to qualifications.  On booking you will be emailed some Anatomy and Physiology workbooks straight away to enable you to begin your learning.

Course Format

The Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology course can be completed within 5 months on selected Tuesdays (9.30am to 3pm).  Alternatively, you can take the course on selected Thursday evenings and take 7 months to become qualified. This course is more suitable for students who already have a busy work schedule.  Both courses consist of approximately 50 hours tutor contact time, plus an examination day. In addition to this, the 5 month course requires up to 10 hours of home study a week, whilst the 7 month course requires up to 7.

* If you have already completed the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage you will only need to complete 1 unit out of the 4 to attain this qualification, at a reduced cost.

Much of your contact time with the tutor will focus on developing your practical techniques and confidence within the complementary therapy setting. The majority of the theory content will be completed by you at home, but will be reinforced throughout your practical sessions.  YHT’s Reflexology Practical Vimeo Library will be made available to you upon booking to support practical application of techniques throughout the course.

York Holistic Training endeavours to make the practical element of the course as close to ‘the real thing’ as possible. With this in mind, past students have benefited from spending approximately 20% of their contact time working on external clients provided by the Centre.  A truly invaluable experience, producing confident and competent practitioners with excellent interpersonal skills.

Your tutor will always only be a phone call or email away if clarification and guidance is required between tutor contact sessions.

Course Units

  • Business practice for complementary therapies
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Provide reflexology for complementary therapies


Assessment for the L3 Reflexology course is largely ongoing in the form of a production of a portfolio of evidence. Practical assessments of your ability to provide a reflexology treatment will also take place, culminating in an examination day at the end of the course.

Your knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies will be assessed through the completion of 2 theory papers.

You will also be required to complete and document evidence for at least 100 treatments.

Course Fees

The cost for the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology is £1,250 A deposit of £250 is required on booking, followed by 4 monthly instalments of £250. *If you already have the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Massage you may only need to complete 1 unit of this course at a reduced cost of £1,150

The course fee covers all tuition, assessment and examination fees, your VTCT certificate issued at the end of the course, and all equipment and resources, including a file to compile your portfolio of evidence. Course text books are available for you to use during theory sessions, although the majority of students prefer to purchase their own.

Course Dates

Course code: RETD (Tuesdays 9.30am to 3pm)
March 2021 to July 2021

2nd and 16th March
13th and 27th April
11th and 25the May
7th and 22nd June
6th July



TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY OR MAKE A BOOKING call Rachel on 07565 708918 or email

During these unprecedented times we are now offering some of our CPD courses online via live Zoom deliveries.
For those of you contemplating booking for September start L3 or 4 practitioner courses, book now and have immediate access to related teaching videos and an opportunity to complete theory work pre-course during lockdown!

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