The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) has endorsed the Skills and Education Group Awards Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology for Wellbeing – a reflexology qualification designed to prepare learners to work as reflexologists.
The AoR, which is the foremost aspirational and independent professional association for reflexology in the UK, recognises the qualification as providing the skills required for the industry, and as being one of the best available reflexology qualifications at Level 3.
The endorsement means that any learner who achieves the qualification will be able to apply for professional membership with the AoR and become a qualified reflexologist.
Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing. It aims to optimise people’s health and resilience by reducing their stress levels.
It is a touch therapy based on the theory that all the systems and organs of the body are mirrored or reflected in smaller peripheral areas, such as the feet, hands, ears and face. Reflexologists work on these areas for the purpose of relaxation and stress release.
One of the best reflexology qualifications at Level 3
The Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology for Wellbeing opened for registrations in September 2020. It is a vocational qualification that prepares learners for a career as a reflexologist.
The content of the qualification covers the practical and theoretical skills necessary to work effectively as a reflexologist. Topics covered include knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of complementary therapies; knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology; and a range of skills and techniques to competently provide reflexology treatments and business practices.
The units for the qualification were originally developed in association with Skills for Health. When redeveloping the qualification, the AoR provided professional and specialist feedback, reviewing each unit to ensure that the content is fit for purpose and to industry standard.
Funding is available for the qualification through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
Commenting on the endorsement, Amy Robinson, Qualifications Manager for the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology for Wellbeing, said:
“Skills and Education Group Awards are very pleased to receive endorsement from the Association of Reflexologists. To have the recognition that our qualification is the one of the best in the industry is extremely positive for us and will raise the profile of Skills and Education Group Awards. The support that the Association of Reflexologists have provided is greatly appreciated and we look forward to our partnership growing.”
Michelle Stringer, Training and Education Manager at the Association of Reflexologists, said:
“The AoR are delighted to have partnered with Skills and Education Group Awards. We have worked together to develop and ensure the longevity and stability of a high-quality Level 3 reflexology qualification.
“This is a very exciting time to officially give AoR endorsement to the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology for Wellbeing and we are looking forward to working together in the future to continue developing and nurturing regulated and high-quality reflexology training.”
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You can find more information and supporting resources for the Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology for Wellbeing here.