Heartwood Professional Course 3-year pathway

Aspect Detail
Start date: September and April each year
Duration: 3 years
Entry Criteria: Successful completion of the Heartwood Foundation Course (or equivalent), plus 4 GCSEs at grades A-C / grade 4 or above (including English, Maths and a Science); or BTEC Level 2/First Diploma (in a relevant subject with merit or distinction); or NVQ Level 2; or equivalent Level 2 qualification. Those without GCSE English at grade C / grade 4 or above need to offer proof of proficiency in English, for example:
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE) / Cambridge C1 Advanced - 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) / Cambridge C2 Proficiency - 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
  • IELTS (Academic) - 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each communicative skill
  • TOEFL iBT Institution code: 0394 - 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill
Applications from those over 21 with an existing qualification and/or experience in another therapeutic discipline will be considered for course entry on a case-by-case basis.
Enrolment: To register your interest please send us a message (with the subject line PROFESSIONAL COURSE): http://heartwood-uk.net/home/index.php/contact
Number of modules/units: 12
Total study hours: 3,600 hours plus 500 clinical training hours
Assessment methods: • Regular formative quizzes and tasks in each Module component • Summative quizzes test understanding of Module components. • Module component projects and assignments (formative and summative) • Reflective logs • Final Clinical Exam (long case, short cases, dispensary assessment and viva voce)
Completion criteria: Formative Quizzes: 80% average across all quizzes (10 attempts allowed, highest score logged) • On-line activities logged by ‘check box’: 80% of check boxes achieved in each module • Summative quizzes: Pass grade obtained • Summative written assessments: Pass grade obtained • Webinars – participation logged in all webinars for each module • Reflective logs: Completed • Final Clinical Exam: pass in all elements
Prices (per year)

Note: All course fees can be paid in 10 interest-free equal monthly instalments per year (by direct debit).
Year 1: £2,000 Year 2: £3,500 (including clinical apprenticeship) Year 3: £4,000 (including clinical apprenticeship)
Discounted price for whole course purchase: Advance payment for the entire course: £8,500
Awards: Diploma in Herbal Medicine (DipHM), conferring eligibility to apply for membership of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). More information about NIMH – Britain’s leading (and longest established) professional body representing herbal practitioners, can be found here: https://www.nimh.org.uk
Opportunities for further study: All graduates of the Heartwood Professional Course have 2 years free, unlimited access to all Heartwood CPD courses and presentations, and thereafter will be able to buy all CPD presentations at a substantial discount.