Diploma in

Course Aims & Objectives

Therapia Diploma in Reflexology is designed for those who wish to practise with competence and confidence and to further their knowledge of Holistic Healthcare.

The training will require commitment and hard work for at least 9 months comprising  7 modules of tutorials and practical sessions. The course includes instruction in healthcare relevant to Reflexology e.g. APP (Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology); Health & Safety, Podiatry, First Aid, Self-care and guidance on setting up in business.

This will mean at least 100 hours of guided study and 100 hours of practise. 

How to Apply

The Diploma course is open to everyone.  There are no formal entry requirements. 

The course qualification award  level is National Level 3 and will require hard work and commitment.  Small class sizes, tutor support, continuous assessment and practical application of your learning throughout helps to creates an environment for success.

The application process simply asks you to complete a form .  This is followed by a short telephone  interview giving you an opportunity to ask questions and the school an opportunity to talk to you too.


Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

50 hours of guided teaching on structures, function and disorder of the human body.

You will learn enough to have confidence in understanding the pathology of disorders and ailments likely to be encountered in your practice.

You will learn to know when it would be necessary to refer to other medical practitioners.


Achieving this Diploma, students will have a thoutough understanding of and be able to clearly describe:

  • The History of Reflexology
  • The Zones, Zone Therapy and Bayly Method.
  • Foot and Hand Maps
  • Health & Safety
  • Hygiene Standards of the Clinic and Therapist
  • Client reactions to and contra-indications for Reflexology
  • Care of Client and Professional Ethics. Treatment of young, frail and disabled clients.
  • Overview of other therapies and when to refer
  • Setting up a business; keeping accounts; professional indemnity and insurance etc
  • Client Notes and Record keeping - confidentiality and data protection requirements


Skills development

  • Client care and assessment
  • Consultation skills - listening and questioning clients.
  • Practise of the sequence and techniques of reflexology for both hands and feet
  • Writing up client records and notes.

Practical application

  • Preparation of workplace
  • Health & Safety
  • Professional appearance and approach
  • Taking care of the therapist - protection and self care.






Assessment & Evaluation

The Diploma will be awarded to students who successfully:

Deliver and pass 3 assignment. Assignments are practical in nature covering the topics of Complementary Therapies; Setting up in Practice and Marketing your Practice.

Complete and pass 100 clinical treatments and written reports.  These are made up of 12 case studies making up 60 treatments and 40 one off treatments.  All 100 treatments are required to be completed within 3 months of the end of formal teaching.

Achieve 75% attendance on the course

Completion of all course homework and class tests

Pass Practical and Oral exam.  An external examiner will join you to observe and provide feedback on a full reflexology treatment under exam conditions. This is followed by an oral exam and is part of the final assessment for the Diploma. 

Bayly School Diploma Students will also be given the optional opportunity to take  the Bayly School exam which leads to membership of the British Reflexology Association. This is externally assessed and consists of a practical exam and final written paper which will evaluate the standard of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, understanding of the theory and history of Reflexology and requires at least 75% pass mark.



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