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Training to become a homeopath
If you want to become a homeopath, this is the place to find out how to lay firm foundations for your future career.
Homeopaths who train with one of our recognised course providers can be sure they are on a course which adheres to robust standards and prepares them for homeopathic practice.
Studying homeopathy can be exciting and rewarding, contributing to personal as well as professional development. It will demand commitment of time and effort as well as being open to challenge and growth through self-reflection.
Students qualifying from our recognised courses will be knowledgeable, competent and safe, and are automatically eligible to join the Society’s Register of Homeopaths, the first to become accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Find out more about student membership with the Society.
Kiran Grover talks about her experience of training as a homeopath and running her own clinic
Living Homeopathy – take a moment to view a further selection of movies featuring practitioners from a range of backgrounds. The gallery provides an insight into the lives of homeopaths practising in the UK today.
The academic level of our recognised courses is equivalent to that of a first degree – Higher Education Level 6. Our courses foster the critical awareness, reflection and academic rigour associated with equivalent professional healthcare programmes.
Course content includes the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of the discipline of homeopathic medicine, the personal and professional development required for practice and techniques for building professional, ethical relationships.
Most courses are part-time and last for four years. The usual pattern is for students to attend for one weekend each month. Some colleges also offer full time (three years) and partial distance learning options.
Students attend college for lectures, tutorials and clinical education, while distance, blended and on-line learning are becoming features of some courses. Additional supervised clinical practice is often based in local clinics.
How to choose a course
We recognise a variety of courses with a range of approaches. They take part in regular development and review activities with us and with each other. Although we are happy to recommend any of these courses as satisfying the standards we require, each course has an individual ‘flavour’.
Before you choose you should get to know the courses. Read the individual college websites and prospectuses thoroughly and draw up a shortlist before deciding on the course that most suits you.
Most course providers are happy for you to visit and talk to students as well as staff. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – it is important that you select a course which feels right for you.
How long has the course or the college been running? How long have the current members of staff been working there and what are their qualifications and experience? How are students’ interests ...
How many students are in the classes? Will there be opportunities for clinical observation with a range of homeopaths and/or other practitioners? What are the arrangements for students gaining ...
You are also welcome to call the Society office on 01604 817890.