Salisbury Homeopathy College
Salisbury Homeopathy College
60 Wagstaff Way,
Phone-Number: 01722 679 709
Principal: Annie Batchelor – 01722 670 709
Type of Course:
Part-time – 10 week-ends a year for 4 years.
Year 1 £2150, year 2 £2250, year 3 £2350, year 4 £2450 set for 2015/6.
What other expenses are to be expected?
Some additional book costs (£100-£150 approx.) and clinical and supervision fees in year 3 and 4.
Education to A level standard or equivalent.
Your life experience and achievements can be taken into consideration in lieu of formal qualifications.
Returners to study are welcome and supported.
Confidence in spoken and written English is essential.
Basic computer skills/word.
Willingness to be self motivated with suitable study time, space and organisation.
Time commitment for each of the following: (contact time, study time and clinical training)
Contact time – 12 hours a week-end over 10 week-ends – 120 hours a year.
10-20 hours per week of guided study.
What facilities does your college offer:
We are located in the centre of this busy market and cathedral city so amenities for breaks, lunch and evening entertainment are very good. We are also in reach of beautiful countryside and coast for accompanying families. We have regular social evenings with informal and formal dinners throughout the year. Full catering kitchen facilities enable us to share lunches or for students to cook what they bring in.
We offer an extensive hard copy library as well as placing many extra articles and papers on our shared college website. All lecture handouts are similarly uploaded for easy access. Tutors are dedicated to a year, and offer mid point support in between the attending weekends of study. Mainly one-to-one, these tutorials are student led. Tutors also offer a group activity if the year group requests.
How can prospective students find out more about your course before committing to study with you?
What are your term dates/college weekends:
October 2018 – June 2019 – Contact us directly for more details
What do you consider to be the main strengths of your course?
Our aim is to enable students to graduate ready for practice, having all the professional skills required and with the building blocks to develop and grow. We teach in small groups and engage students in many ways. Tutorial support ensures you find your most effective and individual way to develop. The course is highly integrated with many learning experiences designed to meet several outcomes and builds step by step, allowing students to confidently develop their skills and feel very supported as they stretch their wings. The course teaches to HE6 which is now the profession’s standard and leads to well-prepared, independent practitioners.
What different learning styles are offered and how are they supported?
Before students start they are asked to do learning style questionnaires to understand their own preferences. Assignments in the first year challenge students to try different styles to enforce this and allow exploration beyond their habitual styles often learnt in primary school by rote. Staff and tutors are informed and can adapt where possible. Lectures are engaging and students are expected to consider, question and discuss. Within lectures, we use the spoken word, exercises, guided experiential learning, many visual media including film and music. Twice a year we bring all year groups together to work on a variety of interactive tasks, often more creative, reaffirming or promoting professional development. Tutors support on a one-to-one basis with learning.
How is clinical training delivered and when do students start to see patients?
They start to see patients in the 3rd year, but also attend student clinic in the 1st year.
How are students supported during their training and beyond?
One to one monthly tutorial support, as well as tutorial support with their clinician during their clinical training.
They have access to on-line material via a shared drive, additional lecture hand-outs and references given.
Invited to attend Alumni CPD events on all kinds of practice matters, supervision
How do students develop the skills to balance and maintain their own health and wellbeing, whilst functioning as an effective practitioner?
Personal development and reflective practitioner lectures are given over all 4 years. Pastoral support is also offered during tutorials.
How is progress assessed?
Mainly through monthly assignments which are a mix of coaching and assessment. Graduation is via assessment of portfolios of work, including case-work. Students are offered a monthly quick check on remedy understanding for their benefit. There is an annual test which is reviewed but not part of formal assessment, the main aim being to inform the student on their own progress. Tutors review progress regularly with students and take input from all staff.
How are your teachers supported and enabled to teach well?
Teachers are inducted on the learning aims and outcomes of the course and its modules and given specific aims for lectures. They are asked to engage in, and are supported with, reflection and professional development. The college gives staff professional development and there is an ethos of sharing best practice and advice. Staff are supported in obtaining qualifications and offered teaching opportunities to support their own development.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Our programme has been created to suit adult learners from all walks of life and who come with varying amounts of formal learning. Our first year of study is based around acclimatising students to the learning and discovery process and the presentation of written, diagrammatic, pictorial and even video responses to assignments. We work flexibly with each student and encourage the gradual development of professional skills as well as a deep love and understanding of homeopathy. Our tutor system is dedicated and an intrinsic part of the support we offer. After graduation we continue to encourage and support professional growth, learning and community sharing via our CPD and post-graduate programme. All our alumni are welcome to sit into any lecture and join in with our college dinners.