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Professional Reflexology Training Course Continuing Education Award in Reflexology

​Course Content​

Course Content

The Cardiff Met Centre for Complementary Healthcare, offers 3 professionally accredited and recognised training pathways:
• Holistic Massage
• Clinical Reflexology
• Clinical Aromatherapy

We are a centre of excellence for the provision of education and training in Complementary Healthcare.

The Centre is fully equipped with audio visual and other teaching aides, the latest electric hydraulic massage couches, portable couches, massage chairs and 12 curtained cubicles.
In keeping with the House of Lords Select Committee Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2000, which highlighted the need to increase the evidence base for therapies, all our programmes have a strong focus on research-based theory. All students are encouraged and supported to be research aware.
In addition to lectures, students are required to complete 60 hours of case studies for each pathway in their own time. The integration of research and therapy skills via the application of recognised data collection tools within these case studies is encouraged.

All students have access to the Cardiff Met library and IT facilities to support their learning.

Clinical reflexology
Alongside practical skills, students will study anatomy, physiology and pathology, introductory research skills and entrepreneurial skills for complementary therapists. There will also be an opportunity to work with clients within the university’s complementary healthcare clinic.
This suite of modules aims to develop in students the necessary knowledge, understanding and clinical skills for professional reflexology practice, recognised by the Association of Reflxologists (AoR), so that they may operate professionally, effectively, ethically and reflectively in the local, national and global market
For a more detailed overview of the content for each module, please contact Julie Duffy


  • Successful completion of the all modules will enable the student to practice as an IFPA registered Aromatherapy Practitioner.
  • Following study of further credits at Levels 4 and 5, students may also apply to progress onto any of the Higher Education Pathways, including the BSc (Hons) Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner Status).

Entry Requirements

To discuss entry requirement please contact the programme leader.

Entry is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check. More details about criminal records procedures can be found at

Key Facts

Leading to membership of:

Association of Reflexologists (AoR) 

Campus: Llandaff
School: Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences


14 weekends and 15 months of study

*Please note that times may be subject to change.

Course Fees:
Please contact Julie Duffy (Programme Director) for details on current fees 
Tel: 029 2020 5612 


Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Cardiff Met Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6010 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the diploma coordinator, Julie Duffy:
Tel: 029 2020 5612

See Also:
Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences Website

Your Next Steps​​

To make an application please visit our online Self Service system.  Guidance on making an application can be found here.