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Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy)

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 25 units
  • 300 guided learning hours
Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy)

About the Level 5 Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Certificate

The term phytotherapy refers to the use of plant-based medications. Long predating orthodox treatments, natural and herbal remedies are the oldest form of medicine. This Level 5 phytotherapy course seeks to educate students about the innumerable benefits of alternative healthcare. Among other things, learners will discover the uses and properties of almost 900 healing herbs.

This online herbalist course will also delve into the history of herbal medicine. Students will study plants; focusing on growth, pollination and toxicity. They will also pay attention to traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda medicine and draw comparisons to more common clinical treatments. What’s more is that this online qualification offers additional modules in essential oils and aromatherapy; making it a perfect choice for nature enthusiasts.

Who should study this course?

This distance learning course is aimed at individuals with an interest in natural healing. Whether you have a personal interest in alternative medicine or you are considering beginning your journey down a new career path, this home study course will help to unlock your potential.

At Stonebridge College, we do not ask our students for previous qualifications or experience. As long as you have access to our online platform, a willingness to learn and a dedicated interest in phytotherapy, we will welcome you with open arms.

What happens after the course?

Once you have completed this course, you may choose to progress to further study. There are a number of herbal medicine courses available at universities throughout the UK. Once you have a degree in herbal medicine, you could become an independent herbal medicine practitioner.

If you want to progress directly into employment, you will now be eligible to apply for a number of related jobs. There is a large market for herbal medicine and many people are enthusiastic about tracking down unorthodox remedies. You could end up:

  • Consulting for herb product retailers
  • Acting as a nutritional consultant
  • Writing about health

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Diploma

Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 5 Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Certificate of Achievement

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

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

"The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a  member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information".

For further details please visit,  www.aept.co.uk

History of Herbal Medicine

What is a Herb?

Botany - Understanding Plants

Biochemistry and Chemistry

Contra-Indications and Cautions

Phytonutrients

Outlines of over 850 Herbs and Practical Work to do

Herbs of the Bible

Outline of Chinese Medicine

Outline of Ayurvedic Medicine

Outline of Clinical Medicine

How to make Compresses, Decoctions and Tinctures etc

Over 60 Essential Oils and how to use them plus Index

Herbs used in Homeopathy and Bach Remedies

Flower Essences plus Index of Lessons 23 and 24

Outline of Nutrition, Cooking and Cultivation of Herbs

Spiritual Dimension

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at upto £30.00) 
Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy)

About the Level 5 Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Certificate

The term phytotherapy refers to the use of plant-based medications. Long predating orthodox treatments, natural and herbal remedies are the oldest form of medicine. This Level 5 phytotherapy course seeks to educate students about the innumerable benefits of alternative healthcare. Among other things, learners will discover the uses and properties of almost 900 healing herbs.

This online herbalist course will also delve into the history of herbal medicine. Students will study plants; focusing on growth, pollination and toxicity. They will also pay attention to traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda medicine and draw comparisons to more common clinical treatments. What’s more is that this online qualification offers additional modules in essential oils and aromatherapy; making it a perfect choice for nature enthusiasts.

Who should study this course?

This distance learning course is aimed at individuals with an interest in natural healing. Whether you have a personal interest in alternative medicine or you are considering beginning your journey down a new career path, this home study course will help to unlock your potential.

At Stonebridge College, we do not ask our students for previous qualifications or experience. As long as you have access to our online platform, a willingness to learn and a dedicated interest in phytotherapy, we will welcome you with open arms.

What happens after the course?

Once you have completed this course, you may choose to progress to further study. There are a number of herbal medicine courses available at universities throughout the UK. Once you have a degree in herbal medicine, you could become an independent herbal medicine practitioner.

If you want to progress directly into employment, you will now be eligible to apply for a number of related jobs. There is a large market for herbal medicine and many people are enthusiastic about tracking down unorthodox remedies. You could end up:

  • Consulting for herb product retailers
  • Acting as a nutritional consultant
  • Writing about health

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Diploma

Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 5 Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Certificate of Achievement

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

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

"The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a  member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information".

For further details please visit,  www.aept.co.uk

History of Herbal Medicine

What is a Herb?

Botany - Understanding Plants

Biochemistry and Chemistry

Contra-Indications and Cautions

Phytonutrients

Outlines of over 850 Herbs and Practical Work to do

Herbs of the Bible

Outline of Chinese Medicine

Outline of Ayurvedic Medicine

Outline of Clinical Medicine

How to make Compresses, Decoctions and Tinctures etc

Over 60 Essential Oils and how to use them plus Index

Herbs used in Homeopathy and Bach Remedies

Flower Essences plus Index of Lessons 23 and 24

Outline of Nutrition, Cooking and Cultivation of Herbs

Spiritual Dimension

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at upto £30.00) 
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
Call one of the team to get started TODAY
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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