This qualification is based on the complementary therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a reflexologist.
Overview & Modules
This is a substantial vocational qualification which will prepare you for a career as a reflexologist or add to existing beauty or complementary therapy qualifications. Designed for learners aged 16 years or over, it will support you to gain employment as a reflexologist.
It includes the required elements to work effectively as a reflexologist including the following mandatory units:
- Knowledge and understanding of the principles and business practice
- Anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to use reflexology techniques for relaxation and to promote self-healing for your clients, along with interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by portfolio evidence, practical assessments, case studies and examinations.
You need to be aged 16 and above and have an interest in the subject.
Continue your studies
This qualification will confirm your competence for employment as a reflexologist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a reflexologist. Career opportunities as a reflexologist exist in a variety of contexts including working in:
- Commercial complementary therapy clinics
- Commercial spa or salon
- The NHS in hospitals and care homes
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC. Further information on BABTAC membership can be found on their website.