Rigorous external assessment is provided through completion of the comprehensive assignments sets, with high standards of tutor marking. The Naturopathy course is written to Level 4/5, giving you a good working knowledge of all of the various disciplines covered.
We work with criteria and standards set by the profession for the profession; National Occupational Standards, Core Elements, Guidance on Clinical Hours etc. This ensures that when you study one of our courses you can be confident that it meets the requirements of the profession for the set level of the qualification.
Over the years we have worked with many accreditation associations and awarding bodies. All of our courses have set learning outcomes and assessment criteria and these have been bench marked against national frameworks. To ensure consistency/accuracy mapping work has been assessed by third party qualification specialists. This ensures the level assigned to a course accurately maps against that education level.
|Level 5 Diploma in Naturopathy
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To complete the course, you have to attain a passing grade in each of the assignments. Certificates will be awarded for each subject (Unit) you successfully complete.
There are several certificate awards given for successfully completing of this course:
Completion of individual Units:
If you leave the course completing individual Units of the course
The School of Health: Unit Certificate
Completion of the full course (without meeting the ND requirements):
The School of Health: Naturopathy Diploma
Does not grant the use of the legend ND after your name.
Completion of the full course (meeting the ND requirement):
If you complete the full set, along with the other requirements to become a Naturopath, (see below 'Becoming a Naturopath ND') you will be awarded:
The School of Health: Naturopathy Advanced Diploma (ND)
And granted the use of the legend ND after your name.
Becoming an Naturopath ND
If you are a natural health practitioner with a 3-4 year Level 6 course qualification then, once you have completed this course, you are well on your way to becoming a Naturopath. To become a registered Naturopath with the Society of Naturopaths you need to complete:
- This one year Naturaopthy course with a selection of Level 4/5 Natural Medicine Units.
- Level 6 training in either: Nutritional Therapy, Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Medical Herbalism or Chiropractic Medicine.
- Level 5 training in Nutritional Therapy, unless your Level 6 training was in Nutrition. If so, you could complete a 1- year Herbal Medicine Course instead (this is optional).
UK and international graduates and therapists who meet the Naturopath ND requirements above are eligible to use the legend ND after their name and apply to join the Society of Naturopaths. In the UK, if you do not wish to become a registered Naturopath you can legally practice without registration.
A register is a published list of Naturopaths who work to a set educational standard and an established code of ethics. Potential patients seeking a Naturopathic practitioner trained to a high standard can access a Register to find someone in their area.
Please note that completion of our International programme does not always confer an automatic license to practice in your country. It is wise to review the official recognition policies of your own country before setting up in practice.
Naturopath ND graduates can also apply for membership of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). Established in 1962, the FHT is the largest professional association for complementary therapy and is also accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). The Professional Standards Authority is the Government regulator which oversees and regulates health professionals and social care in the UK - doctors, nurses, dentists and some natural healthcare registers, including the FHT.