Master Herbalist Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Welcome to the Master Herbalist Diploma Course, where we’ll guide you through the ancient art of herbal medicine. This course offers you a framework that will shape all your future interactions with herbs, ensuring that you can study each herb fully, with an excellent understanding of its active constituents, its therapeutic actions and potential uses, and then use it safely, in the most effective manner.

You’ll study the history of herbal medicine and find out the roots of this incredible healing modality, before moving on to study plant botany and plant chemistry (in the context of herbal medicine).

Studying the Master Herbalist Diploma Course, you’ll be prepared to use herbs safely, as you gain an understanding of issues such as contraindications and drug-herb interactions. You’ll gain confidence working with herbs and how to work with safety at the forefront of your mind.

With the foundations of your knowledge set, you’ll go on to learn about the herbs you’ll be using, as you discover how to use various plants to treat the ailments of the body’s 6 systems. There will plenty of mini herb profiles for you to study and they will guide you in the areas you need to cover when learning about a new herb.

Through the Master Herbalist Diploma Course, you’ll explore two more herbal healing modalities – traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. By studying these you’ll gain the opportunity to consider approaches that might suit your style of herbalism, as not everyone wants to take a purely Western approach.

Of course, you will be guided through the systems used by Western herbalists for formulating herbs. You’ll learn how herbalists conduct their consultations, including the questions they ask to extract the information that will ultimately lead to their herb choices.

You’ll find out how to make herbal preparations and gain insight into two other ways that plants can be used for healing, as you explore essential oils and flower essences. The Master Herbalist Diploma Course also talks you through some herb gardening basics and offers advice about foraging for herbs.

Finally, you’ll be shown how herbalists move on with their qualifications to open herbal businesses and just what this takes. You’ll reflect on the changing times, covering not only the traditional herbal clinic route but also modern, online-based herbalism.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A History of Herbal Medicine
  • Part 2: The Right to Practice Herbal Medicine
  • Part 3: The Holistic Approach
  • Part 4: The Definition of a Herb
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Botany – Understanding Plants
  • Part 2: The Importance of Each Part of the Plant
  • Part 3: Plant Classification and Scientific Naming
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Phytochemistry of Plants
  • Part 2: Primary Metabolites
  • Part 3: Secondary Metabolites
  • Part 4: Polyphenols
  • Part 5: Alkaloids
  • Part 6: Further Secondary Metabolites
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Contraindications and Cautions
  • Part 2: Can I Take This Herb?
  • Part 3: Issues Around St John’s Wort
  • Part 4: Other Considerations
  • Part 5: Adverse Reactions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Materia Medica
  • Part 2: Materia Medica for the Digestive System
  • Part 3: Materia Medica for the Respiratory System
  • Part 4: Materia Medica for the Nervous System
  • Part 5: Materia Medica for the Immune System
  • Part 6: Materia Medica for the Circulatory and Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Part 7: Materia Medica for the Genitourinary System
  • Part 8: Materia Medica for the Skin
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Part 2: The Five Elements
  • Part 3: The Five Tastes
  • Part 4: Choosing Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Part 2: The Three Doshas
  • Part 3: Herbs in Ayurveda
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Herbal Consultation
  • Part 2: Aims and Strategies
  • Part 3: Methods of Administration
  • Part 4: Compatibility Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Tinctures
  • Part 2: Herbal Infusions and Decoctions
  • Part 3: Syrups and Honeys
  • Part 4: Capsules, Oxymels and Glycerites
  • Part 5: External Preparations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Essential Oil Chemistry
  • Part 2: Using Essential Oils
  • Part 3: A Herbalist’s Essential Oil Starter Kit
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: A Floral Healing History
  • Part 2: Edward Bach and the Bach Flower Remedies
  • Part 3: Further Flower Essences
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: Growing Herbs
  • Part 2: Foraging Herbs
  • Part 3: Time of Year
  • Part 4: Drying Harvested Herbs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: Different Types of Herbal Business
  • Part 2: How to Set Up a Herbal Business
  • Part 3: How to Market a Herbal Business
  • Conclusion
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 13 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Master Herbalist Diploma Course will teach you how herbalists prepare and use herbs and will offer you a method of learning a collection of herbs, body system by body system so that by the end of the course you’ll have a superb knowledge of herbal medicine for a wide variety of health issues. And you’ll know how to make the remedies to address them too.

This course is accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about aiding the healing process with a natural alternative to medicines and invasive sciences. Students of our Naturopath, Homeopathy, and Chinese Nutritional Therapy courses in particular, will enjoy the contents of the course and will be able to put the knowledge learned to use in an existing or new business.

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The Master Herbalist Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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In this Master Herbalist course, you will learn about the history and principles of herbalism, how to identify and harvest herbs, and how to use herbs for a variety of purposes (such as treating common ailments, improving overall health, and creating natural beauty products).

Studying herbal medicine can provide numerous benefits. You can gain knowledge about the healing properties of plants, learn to treat common ailments naturally and understand the principles of holistic health. Additionally, studying herbal medicine can provide a greater appreciation and connection to nature, and may lead to a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious lifestyle.

Yes! This is a Level 3 diploma and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates: a certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Yes! We offer a Master Herbalist Audio course which covers the same topics as this one.

We offer a range of Herbalist courses.

A herbalist is a person who is trained in the use of herbs, plants, and other natural substances that support the body's natural healing processes. They may recommend herbal remedies, dietary changes, and lifestyle modifications to help their clients achieve optimal health and well-being.

To become a herbalist, you'll typically need to complete a formal training programme in herbal medicine or a related field, such as naturopathy or traditional Chinese medicine. Our online Master Herbalist course is an accredited diploma that can give you the headstart you need to commence your journey as a herbalist.

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