The Betonica medical herbalist training programme is a blend of modern science and traditional knowledge.
The programme syllabus covers a wide range of topics, from materia medica, botany and pharmacology, to anatomy and physiology and clinical skills (to name just a few). We are passionate about community clinics and education, organic growing and field to dispensary medicine.
The course content and assessment are at the same level as a BSc (Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications), but the final award you will receive for successfully completing the course will be a diploma. The title of diploma gives us the flexibility to combine academic learning with clinical training and apprenticeship.
The course and award title of Diploma have been agreed by Balens Ltd who will insure Betonica students as Medical Herbalists upon successful completion of the course. Balens are the leading insurers for complementary health professionals in the UK.
This four year diploma programme (on completion of the final clinical exam), will allow you to practice as a medical herbalist with full insurance and the ability to join a professional association (if you so wish).
The following professional associations currently accept membership applications from graduates of non accredited courses: