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ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

Course Syllabus

Unit iUCT32 - Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies

View the full ITEC syllabus here

Students learn through classroom-based tuition and active participation. Regular home-study is carefully designed to prepare our students for their examinations and more importantly, to become excellent therapists.

Classes are taught in a relaxed environment using talks, lectures, visuals and detailed practical demonstration. Students work closely with the tutor learning not only the techniques but also how to protect themselves from the strain or stress while carrying out body therapy.

Key contents include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the foot, ankle, lower leg, hand, wrist and lower arm
  • The concept of holistic care and the use of reflexology throughout history
  • Methods for reading the feet and the function of the zones, cross referral and reflex points
  • The structures of the hands and feet and how to recognize and manage disorders affecting these structures
  • The management of stress and common conditions including clients requiring palliative care
  • Legislation applicable to the provision of reflexology including consent
  • Contraindications, medical referral and possible reactions to reflexology treatment
  • Complete client care from assessment to home care

Unit iUCT38 - Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies:

View the full syllabus for Unit iUCT38 here

Understand the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of each system:

  • Organisation of the body
  • Cells
  • Skeletal
  • Muscular
  • Cardiovasular
  • Respiratory
  • Digestive
  • Neurological/Nervous
  • Endocrine
  • Lymphatic
  • Reproductive
  • Urinary
  • Skin, Hair, Nails

Assignment 2: Unit iUCT34 Business Practice for Complementary Therapies

View iUCT34 Assignment Guidelines Here

Plan and prepare an appropriate business plan for a potential complementary therapy practice

Assignment 1: Unit 384 Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies

View iUCT21 Assignment Guidelines Here

Identify and explain the origins and principles of 4 other complementary therapies.

If you have already covered these assignments in a previous qualification such as a Massage Diploma, we may be able to RPL (recognition of prior learning). Get in touch to find out if this applies to you!

Unit UIP4: Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for complementary therapies and sports massage

The aim of this unit is to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how to work safely. Learners will develop knowledge on the importance of social responsibility, the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19, and the methods used to control transmission, such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They will also gain an understanding of the safe working practices required to protect themselves and their clients.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will:

  • LO1 Understand the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19
  • LO2 Understand social responsibility for the complementary therapy and sports massage sectors in relation to COVID-19
  • LO3 Understand the controls necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • LO4 Understand the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hand Hygiene and Personal Hygiene in the prevention of COVID-19
  • LO5 Understand potential hazards and risks and the workplace procedures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the complementary therapy/sports massage environment
  • LO6 Understand decontamination and waste management processes relevant to complementary therapies and sports massage

Course Overview

Professional reflexology qualifications with a blend of interactive online home study and class attendance

You will learn to read the reflex zones and areas of the feet and hands and how they mirror the body systems and organs. By applying specific techniques to these reflex points, we can help to rebalance the whole body and promote wellbeing. This is an age old therapeutic technique that many clients can benefit from and is one of the few practices that can be offered safely as relief to cancer patients. This course would benefit anyone new to the industry as well as a therapists wanting to expand their skill base, allowing you to operate your own clinic, or gain employment in the leisure or care industries.

Once you have chosen your coures dates for classroom attendance (See "dates" tab), you will have access immediately to the online home study that you can work through at your own pace. This will be delivered to you via videos, interactive presentations and written materials. You'll have scheduled video calls with your tutor to track your progress and ask questions throughout your online learning. This online study will look to guide you through the theoretical elements of the course, as well as introduce you to reflexology that you can practice on your loved ones from the comfort of your home. You will then attend the college for 6 days to review the theory and learn the practical application of reflexology.

What's included: 

  • Online home study via interactive presentations, videos and written materials
  • Online learning material for ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention for complementary and sports massage therapists
  • 6 days classroom tuition
  • One-to-one video calls with your tutor on request
  • Anatomy & Physiology e-learning package (or additional classroom days)

This qualification also includes the ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention for complementary and sports massage therapists which is now a pre-requisite for all ITEC courses. Details of the unit can be found on the course syllabus tab.


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The ITEC Level 3 Reflexology qualification is recognised by the Association of Reflexologists, and will allow you to gain membership.  It will also allow you to join the CNHC which is essential if you would like to work within the NHS.

Open Days & Events


ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology- Inge Studnik
This course is perfect for complete beginners, as well as therapists looking to gain a professional, vocational qualification in Reflexology. This course has been developed to allow students to study the theory elements at home through e-learning, and attend the classroom for practical sessions.

Jun 10th 2021

12:00:00 - 13:00:00


ITEC Level 3 Reflexology - Rebecca Grundy
This course is perfect for complete beginners, as well as therapists looking to gain a professional, vocational qualification in Reflexology. This course has been developed to allow students to study the theory elements at home through e-learning, and attend the classroom for practical sessions.

Aug 16th 2021

17:00:00 - 18:00:00


ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology - Access for Georgina Warner
This course is perfect for complete beginners, as well as therapists looking to gain a professional, vocational qualification in Reflexology. This course has been developed to allow students to study the theory elements at home through e-learning, and attend the classroom for practical sessions.

Oct 18th 2021

12:00:00 - 12:00:00

Assessment Criteria

You will be required to complete a number of treatments/case studies and assignments at home after/during your course and supply the evidences of these. You will then return to the Academy to sit your final exams usually 6-8 months after your course contact days. 

We recommend around 5-10 hours of home study a week to complete your case studies, theory study and assignments.

Folder work/Evidences

After your contact days, you will complete: 

  • 40 Case studies (10 people x 4 times)
  • Plus 60 reflexology treatments logged in consultation forms
  • 2 x Assignments (Unit iUCT34 & iUCT21)


You will then return to the Academy to sit your exams (usually 6-8 months after your course):

  • "Mock" Practical Exam (usually 2-3 weeks before the “real” practical exam. This is to allow you a practice run, and for your tutor to give you feedback on areas to work on.)
  • Practical Exam, externally invigilated by ITEC
  • A&P Theory Paper – 50 multiple choice questions
  • Multiple choice question paper (sat remotely) on Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for complementary therapies and sports massage

Entry Requirements

No Previous Experience Needed

If you do not yet have a Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology qualification, you can study this along side your Aromatherapy course via e-learning or classroom learning. Once you have selected your dates for the Reflexology course, you will be prompted to select how you would like to study the A&P part of this course. If you need advice on whether you need to do your A+P qualification, please get in contact.

Already have an Anatomy and Physiology qualification or completed the same assignments on another qualification? 

If a student already holds a recognisable qualification in Anatomy & Physiology, we may potentially be able to RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for the A&P Unit.  We may also be able to RPL for the assignments if they have been completed as part of another Level 3 RQF qualification. A previous qualification will only be considered for RPL if it meets the following criterias:

  • It must be a regulated qualification
  • Qualifications must be less than 3 years old
  •  A 100% mapping is required (the A+P/ assignment syllabus must match like for like to that of the ITEC syllabus).
  • Please note, you will only be able to receive a “Pass” mark if part of the course is RPL’d (no Merit or Distinction will be rewarded)

There is an official RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process that we would begin with ITEC once you have enrolled onto a course. ITEC charge us for this service, and we would need to pass this onto the student. The fee is £35+vat.

Please get in contact to begin the RPL process or check if your qualification is eligible.

Alternatively, you can opt to "self-study" the A&P unit and just sit the exam element with us. 

Books for Study

An Introductory Guide to Reflexology


An Introductory Guide to Business                            


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An Introductory Guide to Anatomy and Physiology-5th Edition


Please note: You will receive this book if you have chosen to study A&P e-learning

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Why Train with Us

Here at the Academy, we are passionate about delivering quality training in Complementary Therapies to ensure each student gains a professional qualification of the highest level. We believe the combination of expertly trained, passionate tutors,  quality assured certification, and our on-going support for students, helps grow our students into highly successful therapists.

What set's us apart from the rest...?

  • iTEC Accredited 
  • Guaranteed small group tuition (max 10 per 1 tutor) for maximum individual support
  • Passionate, experienced tutors committed to the highest standards in the industry
  • Free Thursday evening support - available throughout your training and when you are qualified
  • A fun, friendly environment to study and meet like minded people
  • All our courses are eligible to apply for an NUS Extra card, giving you savings on lots of retailers.
  • We continue to support you as you make your way into the industry as a qualified therapist, with free talks on setting up a business, Facebook groups with job opportunities and continued contact with your Tutor

About Your Tutor(s)

Annette Stoker

Holistic Tutor

I have been involved with the Complementary Therapies Industry since 2004 and have been teaching since 2008. I have a teaching degree in post compulsory education (Cert Ed) and am ITEC qualified in all the subjects I teach. Having worked in prestigious spas and run my own practice, I am confident that as a passionate and committed member of the team I can inspire, enthuse and provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought after therapist in your chosen field.


Please pass on my thanks to all the staff and tutors, especially yourself (Olivia), Annette, Yvonne, Yvette and Chris. It’s your combined effort that got me there so quickly. The Thursday nights really helped build my confidence. You all also ignited my passion for reflexology and making a difference in people’s lives through my treatments. It’s been life-changing for me to find something that I enjoy so much and it isn’t in the least bit stressful.

— Leanne - L3 Reflexology | February 2019

The flow of work was very good, broken into manageable chunks. Annette is a great tutor and our group was well supported. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 weeks with the college

-Student wished to remain anonymous  | L3 Reflexology | July 2019

Annette is awesome, her knowledge is vast and her experience really adds to the learning. The atmosphere is so relaxed and the mix of theory and practical learning covers all the learning styles and keeps the energy during the day from dipping. Possibly some social element built in for networking

-Student wished to remain anonymous | L3 Reflexology | Sept 2019

A very balanced mix of theory and practical taught in a relaxed but methodical manner. The academy is very welcoming and it feels like you belong to a lovely group of people that will remain to be supportive during your training and beyond 

- Hailie | L3 Reflexology | March 2018

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