Course at a glance

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This diploma is designed to explore Organisational Reflexology. Within this unit you will review research of reflexology is growing increasingly popular across Europe and Asia as both a complement to other treatments and as a preventive measure. One example is Denmark, where various municipalities and companies have employed reflexologists since the early 1990s. You will gain an understanding of safety implement the technique of of healing art.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will have an opportunity to learn about what reflexology is
  • To review the language of touch in relation to techniques
  • Look at different parts of the nervous system
  • A review of how to use different methods of treatment
  • The course encourages the development of reflexology and healing aids

This course consists of Ten Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE Global) that hallmarks this professional qualification.

Assessment Objectives (AO)

AO: 1

Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures.

AO: 2

Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course.

Quality of Written Communication (QWC)

In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)

To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Entry Requirement

Entry to this Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.

Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.

All students must be aged 16 or over.


The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations.

Study Hours

Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.

Quality Assurance

This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Course Length

1 Year.

Awarding Body


Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Course Content

The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 1: Introduction to Reflexology and the Language of Touch

In this unit you will learn about the history of reflexology in relation to healing process and techniques. You will review yin and yang as well as zone therapy and terminology of each.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology: Muscular-Skeletal and Central Nervous Systems

Within this unit you will explore anatomy and physiology. You will review process and techniques in relation to treating clients. You will gain an understanding of the art of healing.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 3: Anatomy and Physiology: Circulatory and other Body Systems

Through this unit you will be able to explore the body system and functions. Detailed attention is paid to specific body systems which hold relevance to the reflexologist during client assessment and treatment.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 4: Immunity, Endocrine Glands and Contra-Indications of Treatment

Here you will discover how our bodies deal with disease, hormones, homeostatic balance and treatment delivery. You will understand how to link their knowledge of anatomy and physiology with certain medical conditions at the end of this unit.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 5: Psychology of Relaxation, Treatment Environment and Approach

In this unit you will learn the interaction between practitioner and client. You will discover the importance of gaining respect of the client in relation to them relaxing. At the end of this unit you will have learnt relaxation and massage techniques.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 6: Reflexology Pathways and Responses

You will explore the presentation of the description, location, application and responses of pressure points and reflexology pathways will be explained in this module. Reflexology charts and footprints will be described, including the preparation of specific charts for use in individual treatment plans. You can include charts and images for additional research and referencing purposes should you wish to.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 7: Reflexology Techniques

How you review the main techniques or treatment in relation to relaxation. You will gain an understanding of the different techniques such as ‘Thumb Walking’. You will also study more charts of feet and hands in this unit.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 8: The Whole Treatment

As you work through this unit you will learn the theory will be applied to a hypothetical practical treatment situation from beginning to end which will include the basic format of the reflexology sessions.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 9: Client Assessment, Treatment Planning and Therapists’ Responsibilities

This is reviewing client questioning and consultation. You will gain knowledge of legal issues, forms, confidentiality and when to seek further medical assistance.

Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma Unit 10: Hand Reflexology and Treatment for Special Circumstances

In this final unit you will explore parts of the body such as hands, feet, ears and other parts. You will understand evidence of injuries, infection and contra-indication of the application of reflexology. You can include your own charts here for additional research and referencing purposes, a great review of the skills and knowledge learnt through the previous 9 units.


This Accredited Level 3 Reflexology Diploma can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.