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Green Tara Centre for Holistic & Spiritual Studies

Green Tara College,
Green Tara,
Navan, Co. Meath,
Tel: 046 90 60600.

Reflexology Diploma

Welcome to our Professional Reflexology Holistic course


Courses are run in Navan or Dundalk

Available Course Options 2017:

Option 1
Navan: - One Sunday a month
starts June 25 2017
Day: One Sunday a month
Finish: May 2018

Option 2
Dundalk - Autumn Evening Course
Day: Mondays start 18 September 2017
Finish: May 2018

Option 3
- Weekly Evening Course
Day: Wednesdays starting 27 September 2017
Finish: May 2018

Option 4
Navan - Weekly Morning Course
Day: Thursdays starting October 5th
Time: 10.00am-1pm
Finish: May 2018

Option 5
Navan: - One Sunday a month
starts January 2018
Day: Sundays
Finish: December 2018


Qualifications are:

  1. ITEC & QQI Diploma in Reflexology
  2. ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
  3. ITEC Certificate in Business/Health & Safety
  4. Green Tara Diploma in Holistic Reflexology
  5. Green Tara Certificate in Energy Management

Course Overview.
Our reflexology training course is intended for those who wish to gain a recognized professional Irish qualification and an internationally recognized qualification (ITEC) in order to practice in Ireland and the world as a professional Reflexologist .

The aim of this reflexology course is to train you to a very high level. Upon completion of the training you will have an extremely detailed and broad knowledge of Reflexology. You will be fully capable and confident of entering the world of the Professional Reflexology. We also include post graduate training in our course unlike any other College and teach beyond the prescribed syllabus.

Reflexology training at Green Tara College is to the highest standard and quality covering both ITEC, Irish Reflexologist's Institute, National Register of Reflexology Ireland, Association of Reflexologist's UK and recognized under European legislation accreditation requirements. ITEC qualification have been aligned with Irish qualification system e.g. aligned with FETAC qualifications.

The Reflexology course covers all aspects of Reflexology along side the study of the Holistic Field in-depth together with personal development and business skills to enable you to work as a Professional Reflexology.

The Reflexology course includes business and marketing skills so that you can become fully equipped to earn a living within the Holistic Health Field.

No experience or knowledge is required in order to attend the Reflexology course and it is an excellent foundation course upon which you can add many, many post graduate qualifications such as Indian Head Massage, Holistic Massage, Hot stone Massage, Ear Candling, Maternity Reflexology, Fertility Reflexology, Reflexology for children and endless more possibilities for offering treatments as a holistic therapist.

Our Reflexology course at Green Tara College is unique in our true holistic approach. It includes personal development and awareness and you will come away understanding people and how to help them in a personal way that is streamlined to each client you will have.

Mature students are very welcome 

Subjects covered - course details

The course consists of five distinct modules all of which must be taken unless you hold a previous recognized qualification in a particular module (e.g. A&P, Unit 22).

Module 1. Practical Reflexology & theory: complete reflexology treatment to include taking a consultation, greeting and reading the feet, giving a reflexology treatment, completing the treatment and relaxation techniques. The preparation and presentation of case studies. Examination and preparation classes. History and theory of reflexology (zones, reflexes.) effects of reflexology, benefits, contraindications, common ailments. Continuous assessment and examination preparation work.

Module 2. Anatomy & Physiology: In-depth training, teaching and understanding of the systems of the body. Our tutors are known for their outstanding passion and ability to teach Anatomy & Physiology. All tutors are long time practicing reflexology at Green Tara College, we aim to make Anatomy & Physiology accessible and down to earth. We will make this subject exciting and fascinating as we look at how the body works and in turn relate this knowledge to reflexology.

Module 3. Client Care & Professional Conduct: We study the code of ethics of the governing bodies, we learn how to hold the client's best interest and to deliver a professional reflexology treatment on all levels. We learn how to take care of ourselves as a therapist through energy management and practice. We learn how to hold healthy boundaries. We learn how to respond to the client in all types of possible situations and presenting illness. We become practiced in dealing with people politely and gently. We learn hygiene procedures, professionalism, client care and consideration, handling and working with clients, offering the treatment streamlined to the client's needs. The reflexology course includes the study and understanding of other holistic therapies.

Module 4. Professional Business & Client Care: Here we study setting up in business and business practice. Different types of business, operating as a sole trader or an employer, health & safety, hygiene, insurance, marketing, special requirements, networking, communication, marketing literature, developing your relationship with other therapists, professional associations. Being in business, Insurance and legal considerations, record keeping, marketing.

Module 5. Holistic & Spiritual approach – energy management, protection & awareness: Students will become aware of energy and how it works in our everyday life, the philosophy’s and practices of working as an energetic practitioner. You will learn about the energetic systems of the body –auras, charka's and how to build and preserve your own energy so you are not exhausted after giving a treatment. We encourage the development of your intuitive self so that you will be able to offer a deep reflexology treatment working with the complete holistic aspect of your client: energetically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You will learn to sense the 'energy' of the client through their feet and energy body and chakra. You will learn how to balance the clients energy through the feet, this is unique teaching.

Course Contents Summary

In depth practical training
History of Reflexology
The theory of Reflexology
Reflexology zones/Reading the feet (visual observations)/chakra and reflexology
Common disorders and treatments
Common ailments & Contraindications
Mapping of the feet and practical reflexology
Zones of the Body
The Holistic Approach
60 hours of case histories
Anatomy & Physiology
Business Awareness & Professionalism
Professional Conduct & Client Care
Energy Management and the Mind, Body, Spirit Connection
Exploring and understanding the Holistic Approach
Study Aid Classes
Examination Preparation Classes

Upon successful completion of this unique Reflexology training course you will be qualified to carry out a holistic reflexology treatment as an accredited Reflexologist and holistic therapist. You will have acquired the skills to communicate facilitate the client in consultation. You will have an ingrained knowledge of Reflexology and holistic health. You will be a qualified professional Reflexologist.

Academic Award - ITEC

ITEC Diploma
  • ITEC Diploma in Reflexology
  • ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
  • ITEC Certificate in Business/Health & Safety
  • Green Tara Diploma in Holistic Reflexology
  • Green Tara Certificate in Energy Management

    Students are taught to the highest standards beyond ITEC and to the standard of the Irish Reflexologist's Institute.

Benefits when you train with us:

The ITEC qualification it is internationally recognized. You can work on cruise ships and anywhere in the world.

  • The ITEC qualification is recognized in Europe and world wide.
  • With the ITEC qualifications if you decide to study any other holistic qualification such as massage, aromatherapy, beauty etc you do not have to retake Anatomy or Business training again. Once you hold the qualification you just have to study your subsequent qualification subject.
  • With our qualification you are eligible to gain insurance to practice and to join professional associations and thus your clients can claim back from VHI & Viva's health insurance
  • Once you train with us you will receive a discount on future Diploma courses.

Equipment Needed

The College will provide all the necessary teaching equipment.
The equipment that you will need is minimal and includes:

  • Larger ring bound folder to hold A4 Sheets
  • One clip board
  • Coloured highlighter pens in red orange pink green yellow blue purple
  • Two bath sheet towels and two hand Towels – Black for exams, any colour for class
  • Massage table cover
  • Antibacterial gel (theory and practical classes)
  • Equipment wipes e.g. dettol or Liddl's (theory and practical classes)
  • Professional Therapist Uniform to be worn for all classes with hair tied back: Black Therapist Tunic, black work trousers with crease in front, black socks, full covered black shoes, hair band, hair tied up, short nails free from nail varnish
  • No jewellery except wedding band (practical Reflexology only)
  • Tape Recorder if studying the Anatomy & Physiology Module (personal choice)
  • Your own email address and access to the internet and College website


The College gives out extensive hand outs and notes which cover the main body of all course work, however the following books are compulsory :

  • An Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology by Louise Tucker (for A&P class), most recent edition.
  • An Introduction to Reflexology by Louise Tucker most recent edition.
  • Stories the Feet can Tell & Stories the Feet have Told by Eunice Ingham
  • All books are available on-line. Consider buying the books second hand on internet also.

Qualification Requirements for ITEC

  • A 100% commitment is required
  • Successful completion of the ITEC one hour multiple choice reflexology paper- Unit 4
  • Successful completion of the ITEC one hour multiple choice Business paper-Unit 22
  • Successful completion of the ITEC one hour Anatomy & Physiology paper- Unit 1
  • Successful completion of the ITEC one hour practical examination including oral
  • Successful completion of the submission of 40 hours of case histories
  • Submission of Green Tara College course assignments
  • Energy Management module completed

Enrolment and entry qualifications

  • It is advised that Students have a caring and helpful disposition with a desire to learn more about the Holistic Field and way of being.
  • Have an acceptable knowledge & capability of written and oral English
  • Completed Student Consultation Card/Application Form(Confidential)
  • Enclose Course Deposit: Non refundable €450.00.
  • Agree to follow the College & governing body Code of Ethics & submit completed College Contract
  • Places are awarded following a College interview in person or via telephone

Reflexology Diploma Course Fees

For ITEC Reflexology Diploma, ITEC Anatomy & Physiology Diploma, ITEC Business Certificate, Green Tara Energy Management Certificate.

Special offer for full course = €1495.00 -
Normal fee = €2040.00

We give credit for previous training- see below

Payment Structure

  • Reflexology Course Fee - all subjects:- €1495.00 (examination fees not included)
  • Examination Fees:  ITEC Exam fee is €180.00
  • Total special offer course fees including ITEC exam fees and tuition fee = €1675 .00 (normally €2.200.00) .
  • 10% discount off course tuition fee when paid in full (exam fee not included). The course can also be paid through monthly installments – minimum agreed payment taken from debit/credit card on the set date each month.
  • Weekend course fees: Schedule as follows: €450.00 deposit, €350.00 month two. €350.00 month three, €350.00 month four, balance paid in month five
  • Autumn Evening Course Fees - €450.00 deposit September latest, €395.00 October, €395.00 November, €395.00 December, balance paid in January
  • Each installment is non-refundable
  • Students are welcome to pay off the fees as quickly as they wish
  • If you are on a reduced course fee you must still meet the required payment of deposit & €395.00 per month untill you have paid full fees - thank you.


Course Fee Table

All the modules must be completed unless you hold previous recognized qualifications
(Compulsory Modules
are: Reflexology, Anatomy, Business, Energy Management

Option 1 €1495.00 (exam fees not included)

1. Two recognized Reflexology Diploma Qualifications (ITEC & QQI)
2. Anatomy & Physiology Diploma ITEC
3. ITEC Business Awareness Certificate – Unit 22
4. Certificate in Energy Management- Green Tara College


Option 2 - Not including ITEC Unit 22 Business - €1445.00
(exam fees not included)
1. Two recognized Reflexology Diploma Qualifications (ITEC & QQI)
2. ITEC - Anatomy & Physiology Diploma
3. Certificate in Energy Management -Green Tara College

Option 3 - Not including Anatomy & Physiology - €1195.00
(exam fees not included)
1. Two recognized Reflexology Diploma Qualifications
2. Certificate in Energy Management, client care and self awareness
3. Professional Conduct & Business Awareness Diploma-Unit 22

Option 4 - Not including A&P and Unit 22- €1145.00 (exam fees not included)

1. Two recognized Reflexology Diploma Qualifications
2. Certificate in Energy Management - Green Tara College

Reflexology Module
June:25 /July:16 /August:27
September:10 /October:22
March:10/April:07 & 29
Times: 9.30am – 6.00pm

Anatomy Module
June 24: Saturday (9am-12pm)
Introduction to the subject of Anatomy,
Pathology, Physiology & Anatomical positions
July 15: Saturday (9am-12pm)
Cell & Tissues
July 22: Saturday (10am-5.30pm)
Skeletal & Muscular systems.
August 19: Saturday (10am-5.30pm)
Circulatory & Lymphatic systems
August 26: Saturday (9am-12pm)
Skin & Tissues
September 09
: Saturday (9am-12pm)
Tissue & Respiratory system
September 23: Saturday (10am-5.30pm)
Nervous & Endocrine Systems
October 21: Saturday (10am-5.30pm)
Digestive & Urinary Systems
November 25:
Saturday (9am-12pm)
Reproductive system
December 02:
Saturday (10am-5.30pm)
Review Class - Day School
December 09:
Saturday (9am-12pm)
ITEC Exam in Anatomy

Note: Learners may choose to take the exam in December 2017 or January 2018 or May 2018

Unable to make some of the Anatomy classes?
Don't worry , these subjects are repeated in the autumn in Navan or Dundalk schools and you pick them up there

Business & Professionalism Module
October: Sunday 15 2017 - Day School (9AM- 6.30PM)
February: Sunday 11 2018(9am-6.30pm)

Energy Management & Therapist/Client Care
November: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12, 2017 - Day School (9AM- 6.30PM)
January: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 2018

Examination Dates
Official Mock Pre-assessment examinations
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 2018
Day Schools

ITEC Final written & practical exams:
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 2018
or June: Saturday 03 & Sunday 04 2018
Dundalk School
Wednesday 24th 2018
Final Dates confirmed nearer the time by ITEC

Note: If you are unable to attend exams at the weekend you can take them mid week in our Dundalk school

Mock Examinations May 2016: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May  - Day School
ITEC written & practical exams:
Navan School: Saturday 27,Sunday 28 May 2017(provisional date - to be confirmed by ITEC )
Dundalk School: Wednesday 24 May 2017




Payment Methods

You are welcome to pay by:

1) Cash

2) Cheque – made out to Green Tara College

3) Direct Debit- from bank or credit union etc.

4) Postal Order

5) Credit or Debit Card

6) Into our bank


How to Pay

1) Post: You may post payments to our office as follows: M. Fagan, Green Tara College, Tara House, Preston Place, 38 Trimgate Street, Navan, Co. Meath

2) By hand: You may hand in payments at the College Rooms at Tara House , Navan (check for opening times and please arrange to call in first, thank you) or arrange to meet Majella of a Wednesday at O'Fiaich Institute Dundalk

3) Direct Debit : contact Majella for details

4) Cheque's must be made out to Green Tara College

Remember to Include with your application:
• Your name, address, two phone numbers, your email address
• Non-refundable deposit

When Posting: Please supply your email and phone numbers so we can get in contact with you, thanking you

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient art practiced for generations in the East and is now widely accepted in our Western Society. Reflexology is one of the most recognized and respected holistic therapies in Ireland. It is a non-invasive hands on therapy in which particular hand techniques are used to work ‘reflex’ points on the feet and hands. These points correspond to the organs and energy meridians within the body. Stimulation of these points has a positive healing effect on the correlating organs. Reflexology is a re-know ned its therapeutic effects

With the upgrading of holistic therapy training In Ireland you will see that Reflexology is one of the most accepted holistic therapies practiced in the medical field. Many hospitals and health boards employ reflexology in areas such as cancer care, post operative care etc. The health insurance companies recognize reflexology and if you are an Irish Reflexology Institute member your client can claim back from VHI, Quinn Health Care and AVIVAS and Laya and Glo health care for their reflexology treatment! There is little doubt that Reflexology has become a recognized major therapy in the holistic health field in our nations health care . Therefore an extremely successful career choice is choosing to become a member of the professional associations as a trained reflexologist.



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