Overview

Study part-time, over the course of 4 years in the comfort of your own home online, or at our London based college. Join a community of people just like you as you embark on a new exciting journey to become a fully qualified homeopath.

You’ll boost your knowledge and understanding of homeopathy whilst gaining all the skills, training and education you need to become a practising homeopath. You’ll study homeopathic philosophy and develop an understanding of the different approach to healing that homeopathy represents.

You’ll also study the basics of human anatomy and physiology to enable a full understanding of the conditions that affect the individual, and how homeopathy works to counteract them.

Your fellow students and our CHE staff will offer you continued motivation and encouragement throughout the course, supporting your learning & creating an empowering learning environment.

You’ll also start working with real patients during your second year, allowing you to put your training into practice at our CHE student clinic.

During your third year you will begin to build your own practice alongside your training whilst under supervision and with student insurance. By the time you’ve finished your fourth & final year you’ll have built up your own practice, and will have everything you need to begin your journey as a fully qualified homeopath.

This course is fully accredited by the Society of Homeopaths, and CHE graduates can join their professional register.

Structure & Syllabus

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Over the year, you’ll gain a vital foundation in homeopathic principles, philosophies and classical methodology. You will begin to study the medical sciences, case-taking and practitioner development. Core to the syllabus is the “Materia Medica”, the collected body of knowledge on homeopathic remedies. You’ll also get to grips with the medical sciences

The emphasis during this year is on inspirational learning and an enjoyable introduction to the course.

You’ll explore the history of homeopathy – from Hahnemann to the present day – and study the philosophy behind it. You’ll also be introduced to the repertory (the homeopath’s index to the symptoms of diseases and their remedies) and learn how to take both an acute and chronic case.

  • The History of Homeopathy
  • The Organon of Medicine
  • The Concept of Health & Disease
  • The Law of Similars
  • The Vital Force
  • The Direction of Cure
  • The Concept of Suppression
  • Potency & The Minimum Dose
  • The Hierarchy of Symptoms
  • Introduction to Miasmatic Theory
  • Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases
  • Epidemics and Classification of Disease

You will learn all about the body, its organs and its systems, from cells and tissues to the immune and digestive systems and begin to integrate your understanding of homeopathy with a thorough understanding of the human body and how it works.

  • Introduction to Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
  • The Human Body and Homeostasis
  • The Language of Anatomy and Levels of Structural Organisation
  • Cells and Tissues
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

In this module you’ll delve into the Materia Medica, the body of collected knowledge on the origin and properties of the substances used in homeopathy and key to your future professional practice. You will learn about the main polychrest remedies as well as acute remedies that are common in practice.

  • The Remedy Proving
  • Pharmacology and the Preparation of Remedies
  • Acute and First Aid Remedies
  • Major Polychrest Remedies
  • Keynote symptoms, Modalities and Aetiologies
  • The Chronic and Acute uses of Remedies
  • Tissue Salts
  • Introduction to the Nosodes and Associated Remedies.
  • Remedy Relationships

Through the study of methodologies, prescription, case analysis and case taking techniques, along with self-reflection and communication exercises you’ll build the practical skills you need to become a professional homeopath.

  • Acute Case Taking
  • Chronic Case Taking
  • Introduction to the Repertory
  • Repertory Work
  • Case Analysis
  • Remedy Differentiation and Comparative Materia Medica
  • Prognosis
  • Practitioner development
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Your second year will introduce you to integrated homeopathy, our specialist approach to the subject and a blend of both classical and practical homeopathy. Our method includes new approaches, clinical skills and the specialised treatment of specific diseases.

Each year on from here you’ll expand and develop your knowledge in these areas, leading to an in-depth understanding of both classical and practical modern approaches to homeopathy.

You’ll also start your clinical training, from February of the second year, observing patients, role play and starting case analysis.

You will continue from year one and delve into the Materia Medica, the body of collected knowledge on the origin and properties of the substances used in homeopathy and key to your future professional practice. You will continue to learn polychrest remedies as well as remedies specific to certain conditions.

  • Psychological examination of Materia Medica
  • In depth study of Polychrest remedies & Acute remedies
  • Remedy relationships-Acute and Chronic
  • Nosodes
  • Miasmatic prescribing
  • Keynotes, Modalities and Aetiology
  • Therapeutic remedies for common diseases
  • Remedy Mapping

Through study of methodologies, prescription, case analysis and case taking techniques, along with self-reflection and communication exercises you’ll start to build the practical skills you need to become a professional homeopath.

  • Case analysis and case taking techniques
  • Remedy differentiation and comparison
  • Repertory work and analysis
  • Developing rapport and communication skills
  • Layers method
  • Remedy reaction and second prescription

Continue your journey of understanding the body through extensive study of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the GI, Liver and Biliary System, Male and Female reproductive systems, alongside learning about the remedies associated with the A&P being taught.

  • Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system, introduction to the common pathologies of the digestive system.
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the Liver and Biliary System
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the female reproductive system
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the male reproductive system

Here you’ll build the foundations for your future as a homeopathic practitioner, developing case-taking skills, critically analysing real cases, undergoing supervision and learning all about the clinical environment, its ethics and its protocols.

  • Induction to clinic environment and protocols
  • Code of Ethics & Practice
  • Role Play
  • Developing Case Taking & Observation Skills
  • Observing Case Taking
  • Clinical Casework Analysis
  • Self-reflective Practice
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You’ll be building on your knowledge base in your third year. You’ll learn about new styles of prescribing, get to understand energy systems, homeopathic mother tinctures and a vast range of therapeutic remedies, while keeping a firm grasp of homeopathic philosophy.

At the student clinic, you become an active case taker, seeing your own clients and undertaking case analysis in your clinic group. You’ll also begin supervision with an external supervisor who’ll be an additional learning support as you begin to build your homeopathic practice.

In this year you become an active case taker at the CHE clinic. You continue to learn about homeopathic practice by learning about remedy selection, case analysis and methodology differentiation as well as how to write prescriptions.

  • Active case taking
  • Methodology differentiation
  • Remedy analysis and selection
  • Advanced casework
  • Supervision
  • Working and relating to clients
  • Critical analysis of casework
  • Role play

In this fascinating module you’ll expand your knowledge of the Materia Medica, building on everything learnt in year one and two. You’ll study advanced methodology and therapeutic remedies for particular groups of ailments, such as children’s complaints, psychological illnesses and allergies. You will learn the remedy groups such as the Milks, Metals, Spiders and the Snakes and their application in practice.

  • Psychological Materia Medica: Depression, anxiety, grief, hysteria and fear
  • Analysis of major and minor remedies
  • Remedy mapping
  • Remedy differentiation
  • Therapeutic remedies for menopause, migraines, hay fever
  • Children’s complaints: – Hyper-activity, delayed development, eczema
  • Miasmatic remedies and small nosodes
  • Remedy groups: snakes, spiders, metals and minerals
  • Organ drainage/mother tinctures
  • Advanced methodology

This year will provide you with the tools and skills necessary to understand and apply different research methods and techniques. You’ll also ground the theoretical knowledge you’ve gained throughout the course by exploring the current evidence base for homeopathy.

  • 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

Extend your knowledge of the body and medical sciences through study of the cardiovascular, nervous and endocrine systems and gain a thorough understanding of heart and circulation pathology.

  • Pathology of cardiovascular system
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the Nervous System
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the Endocrine System
  • Heart & Circulation Pathology
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In your final year 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 and evolving reflective practice.

Business skills and practice management will also be a highlight of your fourth year.

Consolidate your anatomy and physiology knowledge through study of the skin, infectious diseases, oncology and immune system dysfunctions.

  • Infectious diseases and sexually transmitted infections
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the skin
  • Oncology
  • Immune system dysfunction (allergies, auto-immune, immunodeficiency and cancer)
  • Special Senses

Through this module your knowledge of the Materia Medica and your ability to analyse symptoms and identify treatments will reach new levels as you study complex cases and advanced methodologies. You’ll be equipped with the skills you need to move from student to practising homeopath.

  • Advanced methodologies: – Sankaran, Scholten
  • Sarcodes and Tautopathic remedies
  • Research into new remedies and proving’s
  • Advanced therapeutic remedies
  • New 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
  • Nutrition
  • Chinese Medicine diagnosis
  • Designing treatment approaches for complex cases and advanced pathology

In your final module on clinical training, you’ll build on your learning from year three, gaining advanced interview and case taking skills, patient management skills and learning everything you need to build and grow your own practice. You will continue taking cases at the CHE clinic and building your practice with you own patients.

  • Complex prescribing
  • Heavy drug pathology
  • Advanced interview and case taking skills
  • Evaluation and reflection 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

Qualifications

Once you have successfully completed the part-time Licentiate course you will be awarded with the professional homeopathic practitioner qualification – the Licentiate of the Centre for Homeopathic Education (LCHE).

This qualification demonstrates that you have attained the necessary academic and practical skills to be a homeopathic practitioner and enables you to begin your own homeopathy practice.

You’ll also be able to register with one of the professional registering organisations as CHE is fully accredited by the Society of Homeopaths, the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and the Homeopathic Medical Association – the main organisations which recognise UK homeopathy courses.

Fees

£3350 Price Per Year

Or pay by monthly installments

£700 deposit + 10 x £297

All payments include a £700 non refundable deposit.

Please note that fees paid by monthly instalments are subject to an administration fee

Entry Requirements

People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to apply for the part-time Practitioner course. Our current students have a variety of qualifications, some already have a degree, some are practitioners in other fields and others have started out with no formal qualifications.

What they all have in common is a passion for helping others and the motivation to become a practising homeopath. As long as you share the same passion, motivation and are over 18 we welcome your application.

Students who have previous educational experience will need to have gained the standard entry requirements: 5 GCSE subjects at grade C or above, including English and Maths, and two ‘A’ levels at grade C or above.

Mature students (over the age of 21), or students without a conventional educational background, will need to demonstrate their learning ability from work and life experience. We will help you to do this during your interview, where this can be discussed; identifying areas of responsibility, communication skills, problem-solving and where you have been involved in decision-making.

No matter what background you come to us with, we’ll provide you with ample support on your journey to become a licensed homeopath.

This is a popular course with limited places available, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible to improve your chances of securing your place.

Please note that we are unable to provide visas for overseas students wishing to take our classroom based courses.