Southern College of Homeopathy Ltd (SCH)
Southern College of Homeopathy Ltd (SCH)
236 Chaldon Way
07711 418 430
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Type of Course:
Part time course over 3 and 4 years. 1 year Foundation Course. One weekend a month for 10 months October to July. One year post graduate course one day of the weekend for 10 months.
£2,200 if paid in full at beginning of course or £2,300 if paid in 10 instalments.
£1,100 for post graduate course, £1,200 if paid in instalments.
What other expenses are to be expected?
Cost of Books about £250.
Good written and spoken English. Life experience, to have a passion for complimentary health, especially homeopathy. The ability to empathise, and listen in a non judgemental way. A eagerness to learn and develop.
Time commitment for each of the following: (contact time, study time and clinical training)
15-20 hours home study a month and you need to accumulate 150 clinic hours, by attending our student clinic and sitting in with qualified homeopaths.
What facilities does your college offer?
The college has access to remedies, herbal tinctures and powders. An extensive library for students to use. All classrooms have WiFi, flip charts and projectors. There are 2 college clinics one, run on a Saturday and one midweek for students to attend.
How can prospective students find out more about your course before committing to study with you?
Our website: www.schhom.com where you can download our prospectus. Or on our facebook page SCHKent@FB
What are your term dates/college weekends for 2018-2019?
2017 new academic year – October 7th/8th • November 4th/5th • December 2nd/3rd
2018 – January 13th/14th • February 3rd/4th • March 3rd/4th • April 7th/8th • May 5th/6th • June 2nd/3rd • July 7th/8th
2018 new academic year – October 6th/7th • November 3rd/4th • December 1st/2nd
2019 – January 12th/13th • February 2nd/3rd • March 2nd/3rd • April 6th/7th • May 11th/12th • June 8th/9th • July 6th/7th
What do you consider to be the main strengths of your course?
We are an eclectic educational institution, who has effectively integrated into our curriculum methodologies and prescribing models ranging from Hahnemann to modern practical prescribing and the more esoteric disciplines, including flower essences and herbal tinctures. We feel that everyone should gain the maximum enjoyment possible, in an informal atmosphere of warmth and friendship, with strong student support. We are supportive and nurturing but encourage you to think for yourself and develop your own style.
What different learning styles are offered and how are they supported?
We recognise that that people have different learning styles and from the very beginning we look at the styles that suit you, as we have developed a range of teaching methods to support this.
How is clinical training delivered and when do students start to see patients?
We have 2 student clinics run by the college, and we encourage the students to attend from year one. There are a variety of ways in which they are delivered with and experienced homeopath taking the case and the students observing, to two students, one taking the case and the other observing and then presenting to the rest of the students.
How are students supported during their training and beyond?
We have two student mentors in the college on the weekends, who are also willing to be contacted with any queries, cases etc. And there are teacher’s supervisors and mentors who are able to give support to the students and post graduates for clinical case taking and study groups. We run CPD days at a reduced rate for our graduates. The 4th year post graduate year concentrates on supporting the gradates on building their business’ as well as extending their homeopathic knowledge.
How do students develop the skills to balance and maintain their own health and wellbeing, whilst functioning as an effective practitioner?
We encourage students to maintain a learning journal throughout the course, as a continual self -reflection. This can be done in any way of their choosing, be it a diary, a painting, a poem etc. In combination of the theory learnt at college weekends and through completing homework with the experience gained at clinic that builds their skills as a competent homeopath. By seeing real patients under supervision they develop the ability in case taking, case management and dealing with difficult/complex cases. Essential personal skills are developed through their participation at the clinic as they will need to listen objectively to patients and fellow student practitioners; to communicate with clarity; to support people on their healing journey; to be aware of issues of confidentiality and ethics. We find that this helps the student’s progress quickly into confident professional practitioners. Our students to develop their own study groups as well as the ones in college. With student mentors and teaching staff available should they be needed.
How is progress assessed?
Assessment is through homework and material medical reviews, methods review, casework and clinical practice. Tutor and self assessment and with the learning journal. All our college’s assessments are about enabling them to understand and retain what has been taught. Students are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of remedies, their understanding and analysis of cases, the different approaches available, as well as homeopathic philosophy and theory. There are no exams.
How are your teachers supported and enabled to teach well?
We have regular tutor meetings and teacher development days. All our tutors are practising successful homeopaths with a variety of specialities and extensive history of teaching homeopathy.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Our vision is to support and nurture our students so that by the completion of the course, they are equipped with the knowledge and practical skills, to be professional and confident practitioners. To have a high standard of education, providing students with a thorough knowledge of homeopathy and an understanding of associated practices, such as herbalism, flower essences, acupuncture and spiritual philosophy. Our college is base din 36 acres of rolling acres of picturesque gardens and woods. Our classrooms are bright and comfortable with stunning views. At SCH we encourage you on your journey to find your true potential.