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Integrated Reflexology Consortium
The Home of Level 5 Reflexology

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Welcome to the Integrated Reflexology Consortium (IRC):

The home of Level 5 Reflexology.

The IRC is a collaboration of the leading reflexology training schools/establishments in England, offering the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology. This qualification is fully regulated and awarded by Agored Cymru, who have been successfully awarding this qualification since its inception in 2012. The IRC course is the only Level 5 qualification endorsed by the Association of Reflexologists.

The Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology is allied to the Nursing and Medicine sector, so we welcome those with medical backgrounds as well as everyone from all walks of life who are interested in helping people with this popular hands-on therapy.

AOR endorsed qualification

In March 2023 the IRC became the new registered centre for the Agored Cymru Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology and thoroughly revised and updated all the content to ensure the course is comprehensive and relevant for today's professional clinical reflexologist. This exciting core content is taught across all IRC partner training centres, and all assessments are standardised, meaning that the elements required to achieve and pass your qualification are consistent wherever you train. In addition to the core content, individual partner centres offer extra content based on the specialist knowledge and expertise of the tutor/s. We are proud to be offering this completely new and updated Level 5 reflexology training for anyone looking to learn different, varied and exciting practical skills, alongside valuable practitioner skills, to help support any client with their health and wellbeing throughout their lives.

It can be confusing when deciding on the right reflexology course, which is why the IRC only offer a qualification that is regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and QW (Qualifications Wales). This qualification is also on the European Qualification Framework which means that employers and education establishments in Europe can easily understand and appreciate the high level to which you have studied.

Studying at Level 5 is the equivalent of a Foundation Degree or HND (comparable to studying 2 years of a Bachelor's Degree at a University) meaning that the depth and breadth of the course ensures you are fully confident and competent when you graduate as a professional 'Clinical Reflexologist'.

It is not necessary to have studied reflexology or anatomy, physiology and pathology prior to embarking on this Level 5 course, so it is therefore suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have previous holistic therapy training and those who have studied at Level 3 wishing to further develop their skills and learning.

Level 5 Course Content

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What will I study on the level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology? Find out more here about the modules and units we study, and how you will be assessed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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IRC hosted webinars

IRC series of webinars for reflexologists and reflexology learners

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