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.
|Level 5 Diploma in Naturopathy
|2. Chinese Medicine||6||4|
|3. Tibetan & Unani||6||4|
|7. Psychosocial Skills||10||5|
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:
Completing of individual Units:
If you leave the course completing individual Units of the course
The School of Health: Unit Certificate
Completing of the full course (without meeting the General Naturopathic Council requirements):
The School of Health: Naturopathy Diploma
Does not grant the use of the legend ND after your name.
Completing of the full course (meeting the General Naturopathic Council requirements):
If you complete the full set along with the other requirements to become a Naturopath (see below 'Becoming a Naturopath') you will be awarded:
The School of Health: Naturopathy Advanced Diploma (ND)
Grant the use of the legend ND after your name.
Becoming an accredited Naturopath
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 General Naturopathic Council (GNC) in the UK you need to complete:
- This one year course with a selection of Level 4/5 Natural Medicine Units.
- Level 6 training plus 2 years in practice 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 complete a 1 year Herbal Medicine Course instead.
- Level 4 training in Herbal Medicine unless your Level 6 training was in Herbal Medicine or Homeopathy.
- Level 4 training in bodywork e.g: massage, Bowen technique, yoga etc. unless your Level 6 training was in bodywork (e.g. Osteopathy).
Graduates and therapists that meet the requirements as listed above are eligable to join the GNC if they are a member of one of a GNC recognised professional register, if you are not a member of one of these associations then you would need to join one before you apply to the GNC.
If you choose to join the General Naturopathic Council (GNC) you will be listed as a Naturopath on their public register. International students can also apply to register with the GNC in the UK, you may also have the option to join a register of Naturopaths in your own country.
The GNC Register is a published list of Naturopaths who work to a set educational standard and established code of ethics. Potential patients seeking a Naturopathic practitioner trained to a high standard, can access this 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.