Heartwood Professional Course

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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, and in some cases will be granted exemption from certain course modules.
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: • Monthly quizzes in each Module, the last of which reviews understanding of the Module as a whole
• Module projects (1 per year) involving research into topics of special interest
• Online reflective log
• Completion of a variety of short online tasks, including contributing to a Botanical Glossary
• Final clinical examination including long case, OSCE (5 short cases), dispensary assessment and viva voce on therapeutics
Completion criteria: • Quizzes – 80% average across all quizzes (10 attempts allowed, highest score logged)
• Webinars – participation logged in 5 of 6 webinars per module
• Module projects – completed and submitted
• Reflective log completed (using on-line template) recording
        • Main points covered
        • New understandings
        • Record of self-directed study
        • Wiki and glossary entries
        • Reflection on effect of learning on future practice and perceived value of study
• 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: All learners: £2,000
Year 2: Without clinical apprenticeship: £2000
            With clinical apprenticeship: £3,500
Year 3: Without clinical apprenticeship: £2000
            With clinical apprenticeship: £4,000
Discounted price for whole course purchase: Without clinical apprenticeship: £5,500
With clinical apprenticeship: £8,500
Awards: Diploma in Herbal Medicine (DipHM), plus, for those successfully completing the Clinical Training scheme, Membership of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH). More information about the 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.