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How Long is the Course?

The course is taught one day per month for eleven months after which students will attend an examination day.  The complete course takes one year.

How is the Course Taught?

Visual learning aids, lectures and tutorials are used to teach the theory side of the course. Students learn the practical sessions by giving treatments to each other.

Prerequisite for the Course

Students must hold a recognised Anatomy & Physiology Certificate or work towards the IEB Anatomy & Physiology in conjunction with taking the Reflexology Diploma.

Course Requirements

Students need to bring pens, paper, coloured pencils and clear punched plastic wallets for course notes. Neat and tidy notes are mandatory and are counted towards the final mark. A white tunic, black or dark blue trousers with flat black or dark blue shoes (no open toes) are also required.

The course is assessed by:

  • Full attendance of the course 80 hours tutor contact
  • Completed case studies 100 hours
  • Theoretical examination 3 hour duration
  • Practical examination 1 1/2 hour duration
  • Background reading is expected throughout the course.
  • Continual assessment through assignment work
  • Student Portfolio

Home Study

An integral part of the course is time spent in home study, of both theory and practice. An important feature of this Diploma course is the continuous assessment and support of the students. The school expects a high level of student commitment throughout the course, both in and out of school.


At the end of the course candidates will sit a 3 hour theory paper plus a 90 minute practical exam, where theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Reflexology will be demonstrated along with client handling techniques and standards of Health, Safety and Hygiene are assessed. Students will also need to submit documented evidence of having treated 10 people, 10 times each, totalling 100 hours of case studies.


On satisfactory completion of the course a successful candidate will be awarded the IEB Practitioner's Diploma in Reflexology, and a Diploma in Clinical Reflexology from The Sue Lincoln School of Holistic Therapies.

Governing Bodies

You may apply to join the International Federation of Reflexologists (IFR), and The British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA).  Members of these organisations may then use these designations after their name.

Course Fees


The cost of the course, including handouts, student workbook and exam fee is £826.00 (£100 deposit). For your convenience this can be paid for by instalments. Students requiring financial assistance can apply for a Career Development Loan (a deferred repayment loan with low interest rates).





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