UK Programme

We launched our UK programme back in 1981, over 30 years ago! In the UK we offer the unique combination of attendance or home study. The first two years of the course can either be done through attendance or open-university style home study. Our course combines the flexibility of distance learning and attendance with the rigorous training needed to become a successful homeopathic practitioner. That’s because students can blend in-depth independent work with hands on, face-to-face training.

Our flexible home study approach to the start of the UK course means that you can begin your study with the program at anytime, choose when and where you study, and to what level. You can even ‘port’ the home study part of the course from one country to another. All this adds up to making our course the most in-depth and flexible program available. Read on and see why so many have trained with us.


Our programme progresses through four levels (see the courses section of the site for more detail). For those that wish to practice homeopathy we offer our highest certification, the Homeopathy Practitioner Advanced Diploma PDHom (Adv), this course consists of:

Home study

Time: 4 years - optional 5th Year (First 2 years are flexible, last two years are fixed)
Study: Homeopathy Units 1 – 14 & 20 weekends
Audio recording: 82 CD’s, 149 lectures
Audio visual recording: 79 DVD lectures
Clinical Observation & Practice: 19 Clinic days (120)
Clinical Supervision: 10 cases with 2 follow-ups each
Medical Science: Anatomy & Physiology and Pathology & Disease

Attendance

Time: 4 years - optional 5th Year
Study: Part-time - 40 weekends
Audio recording: Optional
Audio visual recording: Optional
Clinical Observation & Practice: 19 Clinic days (120)
Clinical Supervision: 10 cases with 2 follow-ups each
Medical Science: Anatomy & Physiology and Pathology & Disease

Course Overview

Attendance
The course is by part-time attendance. Classes start in September each year and you come for one weekend every month in years 1 and 2, and one weekend every month plus a Friday in years 3 and 4. Fridays are the live clinic days where students watch cases via live video link as they are taken by an experience homeopath, the whole class then analyses the case and agrees on a prescription. By coming each month you get first hand teaching from our world-class faculty and you get to know us and your fellow learners. The School is run from Hawkwood College in Stroud Gloucestershire, a 19th Century manor house nestled in the peaceful Cotswold countryside. Each weekend there are lectures on philosophy, materia medica, repertory and casework. During the School weekend homework is set. This is completed during the month and handed in the following month. Evaluation of work is through continual assessment, there are no exams. The School has a mainline train station reachable from London in 90 minutes and is a short distance from both the M4 and M5 and Bristol airport.

Home Study
Each year of the course is divided into easy to manage Units, which you study whilst listening to the audio and movie lectures from the School and reading the specially selected books. The recordings bring the best of the classroom teachings to you at home. You get numerous recordings of patient cases with discussions as well as generous amounts of supporting information, examples of student work and model answers. During the course you are guided through the topics by reference to books and supporting explanations, descriptions, and diagrams. You are able to check your progress and reinforce your learning through self-assessment questions and model answers. At the end of each Unit you write up your assessments and then send them off to your personal tutor. All our tutors are highly skilled mentors and are used to working with students from across the world. They are also all professional homeopaths and almost all of them studied with us at the School of Homeopathy.

Each course is accompanied by a book list that is essential reading for your study. We offer these books with a 10% discount through The School of Health.

Clinical Observation & Practice

Advanced clinical observation is critical to becoming a good homeopath. In years 3 and 4 you will attend a clinic day at the School every Friday before the main School weekend. 19 clinic days in total over the two years. The School’s on-site clinic is where practice is modelled by experienced homeopaths, including Misha Norland, the founder of the School. The group observe, discuss and analyse the case. The clinic is where the ‘expert’ model of practice happens, it is where you work together with other students to learn and develop case skills.

Supervised Practice

Our supervision network program means that we take students right through to clinical practice. UK students can work with one of our professionally trained supervisors in the UK, or you can submit an application to work with someone you choose locally. Supervision is a key part of the final years of the course. It is essential to becoming a competent, confident, creative and compassionate homeopath. During the later half of the Higher Diploma course you will choose and work with a supervisor. Our supervisors are fully trained homeopaths who will work along side you during your case receiving. You will take some cases with them in the same room and some on your own. You will discuss all aspects of your cases and practice with them and they will help you to develop your competence as a homeopath as well as ensure your prescriptions. Supervision is a wonderful and rewarding stage of development where you will learn to take flight as a homeopath. We were one of the first to recognise and develop supervision as a critical part of the course.

Diploma

Homeopathy Practitioner Advanced Diploma PDHom (Adv)

This is the highest level diploma offered by the School of Homeopathy. There are no formal examinations; rigorous external assessment is provided through completion of the comprehensive assignments sets, with high standards of tutor marking. The full Practitioners Course Diploma is equivalent to UK vocational Degree level or NVQ Level 1 and will ensure your homeopathic career the best possible start.

We also offer various intermediate certificates and diplomas so you can complete just one section of the Program, have a break and then continue with another section at a later date if you wish.

Certificates

The School awards these main stages of certification for students progressing through the Program, plus certificates on completion of The School of Health’s Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology & Disease, and Nutrition (optional) courses.

Taster Credit
Units 1-2 completed with tutor marking, where the student does not continue onto the Foundation Course.

Year One: Foundation Certificate
Attendance: 10 weekends
Home Study: Units 1-7, one weekend UK summer school (optional)

Year Two: Introduction into Practice Certificate
Attendance: 10 weekends + A&P course
Home Study: Units 8-14, A&P course, clinical observation hours (optional)

Year Three: Homeopathy Higher Diploma (part 1) Certificate
Attendance: 10 weekends
Home Study: Units 15-20, clinical observation hours (optional)

Year Four: Homeopathy Higher Diploma (part 2) Certificate
Attendance: 10 weekends + P&D course
Home Study: Units 21-26, P&D course, clinical observation hours (optional)

Clinical Observation
250 clinic hours gained throughout coursework, and additional 100 hours required for this level, gained by:
7-day summer school = 50 hours (ideally attend once yr2-3 and once yr 3-4 = 100 hours)
Clinical Observation Module = 62-67 hours (fall-back option to sit in with local homeopath or attend local event)

Clinical Supervision
10 cases with 2 follow-ups each over 18 month period.

Homeopathy Practitioner Advanced Diploma PDHom (Adv)
The big cheese is due, having met all the above criteria.

Registration

Our UK Programme is recognised by the Society of Homeopaths. The School of Homeopathy is a acknowledge leader in homeopathic education, the UK diploma, given on completion of our Practitioner Course, leads to immediate registration in the UK.  The School of Homeopathy's attendance course was the first course to achieve The Society of Homeopaths prestigious recognition status in 1994. The School of Homeopathy's home study course was the first ever distance learning course to achieve The Society of Homeopaths 'conditional recognition' status in 2014. Once we complete the next step in the recognition process we are confident we will gain full recognition. Recognition of our home study programme is a true mark of quality and demonstrates that no matter which study method students choose they are assured of the same high quality programme. The Society of Homeopaths who are one of British representatives on the European and International Councils for Classical Homeopathy. The Society of Homeopaths was established in 1978 and is the largest organisation representing professional homeopaths in the UK. The School is also a fully active member of the Homeopathy Course Providers Forum where all issues around registration and education are discussed and decided upon.

We are also members of:
The Association of the British Correspondence College (ABCC)
The British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA)
The Complementary Medical Association (CMA)
Homeopathy Course Providers Forum (HCPF)
North American Network of Homeopathic Educators

Recognised by:
The Society of Homeopaths
The Homeopathic Medical Association
Council for Homeopathic Certification
West Coast Homeopathic Society
Alliance of Registered Homeopaths
Portuguese Homeopathic Association
The Australian Register of Homoeopaths (AROH)

Partnered with:
North American Society of Homeopaths
National Center for Homeopathy

Please read more about our courses and the School on the rest of the site and if you have any questions please contact us.

500 million people use homeopathy everyday! Used by 1 in 8 people in the UK, 27 percent of Germans, 40 percent of French and 62 percent of India to name but a few! It is an integral part of the healthcare systems in Germany, France, India, and Brazil. Millions of patients benefit from homeopathy every day.
500 million people use homeopathy everyday! Used by 1 in 8 people in the UK, 27 percent of Germans, 40 percent of French and 62 percent of India to name but a few! It is an integral part of the healthcare systems in Germany, France, India, and Brazil. Millions of patients benefit from homeopathy every day.

Target Group Index, Global Survey with 25,000 participants, 2005.
What I love about homeopathy is the satisfaction of the one to one contact with the patients, and the feeling that you're really making a difference to peoples lives.
What I love about homeopathy is the satisfaction of the one to one contact with the patients, and the feeling that you're really making a difference to peoples lives.

Amelia Sinclair, Graduate