If you’d like to train as a professional homeopath and you are able to commit the time, then our Two Year Full-time Practitioner Licentiate course could be the choice for you. You’ll cover the same syllabus as the part-time course but over two instead of four years.
At the end of the course you’ll receive a Licentiate in Homeopathy from The Centre For Homeopathic Education (LCHE), the main professional qualification in homeopathy, which qualifies you to practice as a homeopath and enrol with one of the professional homeopathy registers either the Society of Homeopaths, The Alliance of Registered Homeopaths or the Homeopathic Medical Association.
Lectures are held two days a week, three weeks a month over three terms, from end of September to June each year. The school day is 10am to 5.00pm. Course dates are published here.
On the course you’ll enjoy sustained contact time with your fellow students and staff at our teaching premises in Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, London. This supports your learning and creates a dynamic and empowering environment to guide you in developing as a professional homeopathic practitioner.
Clinical training starts in the second semester of your first year of the course and goes on until your final year at our student clinic based at Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, central London.
You’ll also have supervision and you’ll be expected to undertake independent study to complete assignments.
You’ll get a vital and solid foundation in homeopathic principles, philosophies and approaches. Homeopathic remedy pictures (Materia Medica) form a central core to the syllabus, giving a holistic insight into the dis-ease process of the individual.
You’ll learn how to apply case-taking skills first to acute cases and then moving on to chronic cases – learning the classical approach as the basis for case analysis and prescribing. Later you’ll move on to more practically based approaches on a firm classical foundation.
The medical sciences curriculum runs concurrently with the homeopathic syllabus, allowing integration between these two complementary areas.
You’ll also undertake practitioner development and group work, which we believe are a vital part of the course. They encourage cohesive relationships within the class dynamic and enable you to develop the rapport skills necessary for relating to patients in clinic.
Clinical training starts in the class room where you will experience through observation, live case taking and recorded video cases of patients with follow ups. Therefore, from early in the course you’ll be applying your theoretical knowledge in a practical way with patients. You’ll expand your case-taking skills; develop an understanding of the patient’s emotional history; listen to and analyse symptoms, and work on case management.
Your clinical training progresses from the classroom into the clinical setting at our low cost community clinic based at Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, Central London. In your second semester you will observe an experienced homeopathic clinician taking cases and then you will progress to active case-taking, prescribing and case management under the supervision of the attending clinician. In your second semester you’ll begin supervision with an external supervisor. This will continue into your second year.
First year syllabus
Module: Homeopathic Philosophy
- History of homeopathy
- Concept of Health & Disease
- Law of Similars
- Vital force
- Direction of Cure
- Concept of suppression
- Introduction to the repertory
- Classical homeopathy
- Case taking skills
- Case analysis
- Miasmatic theory
- Study skills
- Effective communication skills
Module: Anatomy and Physiology I
- Introduction to Anatomy, physiology and pathology
- Organisation of systems
- Cells and tissues
- Circulatory system
- Immune system
- Digestive system
- Respiratory system
- Liver, pancreas and gall bladder
- Female reproductive system
- Male reproductive system
Module: Materia Medica I
- Introduction to remedy personalities and signatures
- Acute and first aid remedies
- In depth study of 20 major remedies
- Hierarchy of symptoms: – Mental/ emotional / general/ physical symptoms
- Cell salts
- Pharmacy/remedy making
- Acute and chronic prescribing
- Keynotes, modalities and aetiology
- Remedy Relationships
- Remedy proving
- Psychological examination of Materia Medica
Module: Clinical skills and Casework
- Psychological examination of Materia Medica
- Case analysis and case taking techniques
- Remedy differentiation and comparison
- Therapeutic remedies for common disease patterns
- Appropriate use of methodologies
- Repertory work and analysis
- Developing rapport and communication skills
- Self reflection
- Miasmatic theory
- Remedy reaction and second prescription
Module: Clinical Training I
- Induction to clinic environment and protocols
- Code of ethics & Practice
- Developing case taking and observation skills
- Clinical casework analysis
- Self-reflective practice
- Methodology differentiation
- Remedy analysis and selection
- Working and relating to clients
- Critical analysis of casework
- Role play
In your second year you’ll start to study integrated homeopathy, which is our specialist approach to the subject. This includes new approaches, clinical skills and the specialised treatment of specific diseases.
These areas are expanded and consolidated each year leading to an in-depth understanding of both classical and practical homeopathy. In your second year you’ll continue supervision with an external supervisor and be required to sit in and observe a qualified Homeopath in their practice.
You’ll learn many therapeutic remedies, herbal remedies and be introduced to energy systems and nutrition. You’ll focus on gaining all the tools necessary for professional practice. These include advanced clinical skills, supervision, complex casework, case management, expanded Materia Medica, research skills and evolving reflective practice. Business skills and practice management will also be a highlight of this year.
You’ll also learn about a number of different complementary therapies, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutrition and Flower Essences.
Second year syllabus
Module: Materia Medica II
- Advanced methodology
- Remedy groups:- snakes, spiders, metals and minerals
- Miasmatic remedies and Nosodes
- Children’s complaints: – Hyperactivity, delayed development, eczema
- Therapeutic remedies for menopause, migraines, allergies, hay fever
- Bowel Nosodes
- Remedy differentiation
- Analysis of major and minor remedies
- Psychological Materia Medica:- Depression, anxiety, grief, hysteria
Module: Anatomy and physiology II
Anatomy, physiology and pathology of :
- Renal system
- Nervous system
- Endocrine system
- Pathology of cardiovascular system
- Infectious diseases and sexually transmitted infections
- Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the skin
- Immune system dysfunction (allergies, auto-immune, immunodeficiency and cancer)
Module :Research Methods
- Accessing research literature
- Critical reading skills
- Research paradigms and perspectives
- Understanding statistics in research papers
- Qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
- Audit and evaluation
- Ethical issues in research
- Current evidence base for homeopathy
Module: Clinical Training II
- Complex prescribing
- Heavy drug pathology
- Advanced interview and case taking skills
- Evaluation and refection of prescriptions
- Use of appropriate methodologies
- Case analysis with critical review
- Patient management
- Business plan and skills
- Practice building and managing a small business
- Transference and boundary issues
- Self-reflection and supervision
- Continuing professional development
Module: Advanced Materia Medica and Treatment management
- Advanced methodologies: – Sankaran, Scholten
- Physical Generals
- Sarcodes and Tautopathic remedies
- Organ drainage/mother tinctures
- Research into new remedies and proving’s
- Advanced therapeutic remedies
- Critical appraisal of Materia Medica
- Comparative Materia Medica for complex health disorders
- Reflective practice and patient management
- Advanced case analysis
- Reflection and critical analysis of remedy reaction
- Drug withdrawal techniques
- Designing treatment approaches for complex cases and advanced pathology
We regard clinical training to be a fundamental part of your course. This is where you put theory into practice. It’s an exciting and challenging part of your homeopathic training and it’s where your transformation from student to professional homeopathic practitioner occurs.
You’re introduced to the low cost community clinic in the second semester of your first year you’ll observe case-taking by experienced clinicians and participate in case analysis and prescribing.
You then progress to active case-taking, prescribing and case management under the supervision of the supervising clinician.
Clinical training takes place at the world famous Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden in central London and all prescriptions are dispensed by Helios Pharmacy. All our student clinics are busy, which means you gain the expertise and confidence to work with a wide range of patients and their healthcare needs. Observing how a patient progresses to better health and wellbeing provides an excellent foundation for future practice.
On successful completion of the full-time course,you’ll also be awarded the professional Homeopath practitioner qualification Licentiate of the Centre for Homeopathic Education (LCHE).
These qualifications demonstrate that you have attained the necessary academic and practical skills to be a homeopathic practitioner. They also entitle you to register with one of the professional registering organisations.
CHE is fully accredited by the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and the Homeopathic Medical Association – the main organisations which recognise UK homeopathy courses.
Our courses in Homeopathy are accessible for all and we encourage a diversity of ages and backgrounds.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates who wish to become practicing homeopathic practitioners upon graduation. You are encouraged to apply early as there are only 21 places available on this very popular full time course.
You will need to be over 18 and have gained either the standard entry requirements (if you are coming to us straight from A levels) or be able to give us satisfactory evidence of your life and work experience (if you are coming in as a mature student). Our students come to study Homeopathy at CHE from a variety of backgrounds and have a variety of qualifications. Some of our students already have a degree and some a practitioner training in another field.
Applying as a mature student without formal qualifications
We welcome applications from mature students (over the age of 21 yrs) and those who do not have a conventional educational background. We provide ample support for those returning to, or new to, academic study and we do everything we can to help you succeed. Every application is assessed on its individual merits. If you do not have the formal qualifications we encourage you to make a case based on your learning from work and life experience. We will help you to do this during your interview, when we discuss with you your life and work experience to identify areas of responsibility, communication skills, and times in your life when you have worked with information, or been involved in decision-making and problem-solving. It’s not unusual for our students to start without formal qualifications and to become excellent practitioners.
Please see our course fees page here.