VTCT/ITEC Diploma in Reflexology, BATH

Tutor: Nadia Al-Wagga

Start date: Saturday 23rd October

Course length: 7 months

Venue: New Oriel Hall

Course Fees: £1495

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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a treatment used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body.  Reflexology is also known as zone therapy and considers there is a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands.

Pressure is applied to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques which stimulates energy and releases blockages.

Reflexology treatments are mainly used to release tension and stress. Stress can be a huge factor in worsening many health issues and not dealing with that build up can create blocked energy in your body. Reflexology works to release this tension and therefore relieving this energy blockage. It allows your body to achieve a level of equilibrium, putting it into an ideal state to tackle anything from major to minor health concerns.

On top of releasing this stress, a reflexology session also helps increase blood circulation, release toxins, reduce and diminish pain and can induce a deep state of relaxation.

Once completed, where can you work?

The Level 3 Diploma qualifies you to work independently and start your own practice, empowering you to select your own hours and be in control of your work/life balance.  Alternatively, you can be employed by a salon, clinic, health club or spa.  You may also find work in the NHS, hospice or other healthcare setting.

Upon successful completion you can join the Association of Reflexologists, AOR.

Why train with the College of Classical Massage?

  • The College of Classical Massage was established in 1999 and has  a 100% pass rate.
  • All teachers and teaching assistants at the college have been hand-picked for their experience, passion and professionalism.  They all have successful practices.
  • You receive a full 12 days classroom based hands-on tuition to ensure you have the highest skill-set level and self-confidence to start your reflexology career.
  • Career longevity is at the heart of our training.  As practitioners, we understand the importance of protecting yourself : the practitioner – you will learn how to practise with this in mind.
  • You will cover all the basic techniques covered on a “usual Level 3 course” PLUS additional content on advanced techniques.
  • We teach you to recognise contraindications and give you the confidence to adapt your routines and practice according to individual client’s needs.
  • We are here to support you as a bodyworker and committed to your on-going professional development.  In addition to the very best qualifying course, we also offer : post-graduate support, further training, 1-2-1 guidance on career development, social networking and professional practice events.
  • The College of Classical Massage is, in short, here to support you throughout your career right from the start!

Course Tutor, Nadia Al Wagga

Nadia Al Wagga has over 21 years reflexology experience and is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists

Nadia is passionate about Reflexology and her teaching.  It gives her great pleasure to be able to impart her knowledge to others and to play an important part in the development of their skills.

Reflexology is a fantastic skill to learn and it offers an immensely satisfying and enjoyable career.  The College of Classical Massage is committed to giving you the very best qualifying course possible and supporting you throughout your professional journey.

Yes please! I would like to train as a reflexologist – what do I do next?

Please contact us by phone on 01273 758424 or 07949 674524 or email: classicalmassage@gmail.com to discuss your next stage, and if you wish, to arrange a meet-up with the College Principal, to see the venue and have your questions answered.

Or send us your booking form and your registration fee – we will then send your receipt and full course information.


Classes are taught in a relaxed environment using talks, lectures, visuals and detailed practical demonstration.  Maximum class size is 8.  Students work closely with the tutor learning not only the techniques but also how to protect themselves from the strain and stress while carrying out body therapy. An important part of training with the college is to trust and develop your intuition and blend reflexology techniques to suit each individual.

Click here for the full syllabus and sample papers.

This course is accredited by ITEC (International Therapy Examination council – www.itecworld.co.uk). Practitioners can also join IPTI (Independent Professional Therapists International -www.iptiuk.com); BCMA (British Complementary Medicine Association – www.bcma.co.uk) and CThA (Complementary Therapy Association) on graduation.


“The College of Classical Massage is like a home from home, a place full of warmth and togetherness. A wonderful antidote for those looking for something a little more than a stale college classroom for their learning environment.   I’m going to miss my regular weekly full body massage when the course finishes in a few weeks time”  Simon Thorn

“The training with the College of Classical Massage is excellent and I found it very professional and thorough within a relaxed and calming environment. My friends were amazed at how much I learnt and the different techniques that I was using in such a short space of time. ”  Jade Maloney

“I am so glad that I chose to learn at the College of Classical Massage. ”  Gaynor Shephard R.M.

Course Dates and Times

From Autumn 2021:

October 23/24

November 20/21


January 15/16

March 19/20

April 23

May 21

Exam date May (to be confirmed).

Times: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Course Fees and Booking


Registration Fee (non-refundable): £300
Course Fee (payable 6 weeks before course start date): £1195
Total  £1495
ITEC Exam Fee due 8 weeks before exam date £100

If you would like to book a place on this course please download a booking form.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash or paypal.*

To pay by bank transfer, the details are:

Account number: 40714701.  Sort code: 09 06 66.  Bank: Santander  Account name: College of Classical Massage Ltd.  Please reference the payment with your surname and send us an email to let us know you have made payment.  We will then send your receipt and course information.

To pay by cash, please contact us to arrange a convenient time.

If you have any queries regarding payment, please contact us.

Instalments – there is an option to pay the course fees over 4 equal monthly instalments.  Please contact us for further details on info@collegeofclassicalmassage.com  Please note, there is an administrative surcharge of £50 for instalment payment plans.


These fees include

  • classroom-based, hands-on reflexology tuition
  • a complimentary college polo shirt
  • course handouts
  • complimentary refreshments throughout the course. 

You will need to purchase the course textbook: “The Complete Guide to Reflexology” by Ruth Hull et al, approximately £16 and “Reflexology: A Concise Guide to Foot and Hand Massage for Enhanced Health and Wellbeing” by Rosalind Oxenford, under £10.

Course Requirements

For VTCT/ITEC Level 3 Massage Practitioners: This is a Level 3 postgraduate course.  You should already have VTCT/ITEC units 383, 384 and 385 or iUCT38, iUCT21, iUCT34.

iUCT38/Unit 383 – Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies

iUCT 21/Unit 384 – Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies

iUCT34/Unit 385 – Business Practice for Complementary Therapies

During this training you will be covering iUCT32.  Here is a link for the course and syllabus for iUCT32  http://www.itecworld.co.uk/qualification-category/all-categories/?Keywords=reflexology&search_type=qualifications

For beginners: If you are a complete beginner, you will need to also study and attain iUCT38, iUCT21, iUCT34.

We are able to offer this to you at an incredibly competitive price of £350 inclusive.

You will study the Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, online through our materials we give you, with homework being set and a supportive tutor available to answer your queries.

If you don’t already have one, you will also need to undertake an Emergency First aid course before the end of the training period.

For all students:  You will need to bring 2 large bath towels all other equipment is provided. You should bring soft shoes/slippers or can work in bare feet. You should be of reasonably good health and not suffering from any current medical conditions which would hinder your ability to give and receive a treatment.  Please let us know if you have any medical conditions you feel we should be aware of.

QCF and Ofqual

Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. The QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework) is a new way of recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credit for units (small steps of learning) and enables learners to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes.

The QCF has four main aims: 1. To ensure a wider range of achievements can be recognised within a more inclusive qualifications framework 2. To establish a qualifications system that is more responsive to individual and employer needs 3. To establish a simpler qualifications framework that is easier for all users to understand 4. To reduce the burden of bureaucracy in the accreditation and assessment of qualifications.

Qualifications that use the QCF rules are made up of units. This provides flexible ways to get a qualification. Each unit has a credit value which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value also gives an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification. One credit will usually take you 10 hours of learning. Units build up to qualifications.

There are three different types of qualification in the QCF: Award, Certificate and Diploma. The title of a qualification will tell you its size and level. If a qualification includes a unit that you have already been awarded, you can use the unit you have already taken towards that qualification. Units awarded by different awarding organisations can be combined to build up qualifications.

This course is accredited by ITEC (International Therapy Examination council – www.itecworld.co.uk).  Practitioners can also join IPTI (Independent Professional Therapists International -www.iptiuk.com); BCMA (British Complementary Medicine Association – www.bcma.co.uk) and CThA (Complementary Therapy Association) on graduation.

Course Contract Terms and Conditions

ITEC Diploma in Reflexology – Student Contract 2021

Covid 19 update: Please note that due to the health concern of Covid 19, we may need to delay some or part of our courses; or transfer some of the teaching to an online capacity; or we may need to implement the wearing of appropriate PPE according to latest government guidance.

We are committed to minimising the delay and disruption to any of your learning to the best of our ability.  Our examiners, ITEC, are also committed to this, and have a lot of online options and resources available to us.

Before your course commences and if necessary during your course, we will advise you as to any measures that need to be undertaken to abide by latest government advice as the health and well-being of our staff and students is our highest priority.

We are unable to offer any refunds due to Covid disruption, outside of our normal terms and conditions of our contract.  Please ensure you read our cancellation policy before applying for our courses and workshops.

Aims of the College

To provide a friendly and secure environment where students can learn the art of classical reflexology techniques with the support and guidance of experienced tutors.

Session format

Classes will involve lectures, demonstration and students working in pairs under close supervision.  Please arrive promptly.

Uniform – students should wear navy blue/grey/white or black joggers/bottoms and tunic/polo shirt when doing practical work. Trainers may be worn within the college practical session.

We will be providing you with a complimentary College polo shirt once the course starts.

Please note for ITEC exams you will need to adhere to the strict dress code for the practical exam which has some adaptions from what we recommend above.  You will be informed of this nearer the time.

All jewellery to be removed during practical sessions, long nails should be cut short.

What you need to bring/purchase

Two large towels.  You must bring your freshly laundered towels to each session.

You will need to purchase the course text book: “The Complete Guide to Reflexology” by Ruth Hull et al, approximately £16 and “Reflexology: A Concise Guide to Foot and Hand Massage for Enhanced Health and Wellbeing” by Rosalind Oxenford

A pen and notepad/ course text books should be brought to each session.

Course information

Absences – Students will be allowed to miss a maximum of two days course time.  Students will have to make efforts to catch up on any areas they have missed.  If you require extra tuition, this will be available at £40 per hour.

Students who are unable to complete the course due to illness, or any other circumstances, may, on the production of a doctor’s certificate, transfer onto the next available course   – however, this will be at the discretion of the college and a supplementary fee may be applicable.

Please note, if you choose to defer your place and a course is no longer taught at the College, you will not be eligible for any refund, and the college holds no responsibility for any financial losses.

All course work and case studies will have to be completed before you take the ITEC exam.  If work is not completed under ITEC regulations, you will not be able to be entered for the exam.  If students do not wish to take the exam, a certificate of attendance will be awarded, which will not qualify the holder for professional practice.  There is no reduction on course fees even if you do not wish to sit the exam.

College Conditions

All students should treat each other with due care and respect.  A member of staff will deal with any abusive, threatening or derogatory behaviour.  If the matter cannot be resolved, the student will be asked to leave the course.  In this circumstance, no refund will be available.

Students should respect all property and equipment.  Students found causing damage to property or equipment through negligence or intent, will be liable to costs.

Course fees

The registration fee is non-refundable.  No refunds will be given on course fees from six weeks before the course commences.  Payments of fees should be made in full on the dates specified by the college on its website or given in writing.  Failure to do so will result in the student being removed from the course and action taken to recover the outstanding amount.


All coursework has to be completed before you take the exam no exceptions. The date for the exam will be organised with the ITEC board.  Students will be informed of examination regulations and procedures.  Any student failing an exam, or unable to attend will be given the opportunity to resit the exam only if we are able to accommodate this with a later exam that is already booked or scheduled to be booked. Please note we normally have practical exams booked several times a year but transferring to another exam booking will incur a supplementary fee and is normally at the discretion of the college.

Appeals and Complaints

Should you wish to address an appeal or complaint to the college, please do so as soon as possible, and in the first instance to the course tutor.  Alternatively, please do so in writing/email.  We will try to respond to your request as quickly as we can within normal office hours.

Should you feel we have been unable to help you with your appeal or complaint you may contact ITEC through the student page on their website www.itecworld.co.uk.

Equal Opportunities

The College of Classical Massage is an equal opportunity employer and education provider. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and students. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. We have adopted this policy as a means of helping to achieve these aims.

By booking on to this course and sending your registration fee you agree to abide by our terms and conditions in this contract.

Please view our cancellation policy before booking your course.

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