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Accredited courses

We only accredit degree level courses in herbalism. This means that if you want to study herbalism as a three or more year degree level qualification, the courses that we have accredited meet our standards and graduates will be automatically eligible for membership.

The courses are run by the schools themselves and not the Institute, so please direct any questions about the courses (specific content, time commitments, online learning options etc) to the relevant school.

Graduates from the following accredited courses are eligible to apply for membership to the Institute:

Heartwood
www.heartwood-uk.net

Lincoln College with validation by the Open University
BSc (Hons) Clinical Herbalism

New developments

Our Accreditation Board has accepted applications for candidacy for accreditation from the following courses. The courses are working towards full accreditation with the Accreditation Board:

Betonica Medical Herbalist Training Programme
www.betonica.co.uk

School of Herbal Medicine
www.schoolofherbalmedicine.co.uk

 

The following accredited courses are closed to new applicants but graduates of these courses are eligible to apply for membership of the Institute:

Middlesex University - closed to new applications
BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma Professional Practice Herbal Medicine

Napier Universityclosed to new applications
BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine

Scottish School of Herbal Medicine - closed to new applications
BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine

University of Central Lancashire - closed to new applications
BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine

University of East London - closed to new applications
BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine

Westminster University - closed to new applications
BSc Herbal Medicine

If you graduated more than two years ago from one of the courses above, please contact us for further information about applying to join the Institute.

 

Shorter herbal courses

There are a number of short courses which might offer a good first step in understanding whether undertaking a formal qualification could be for you.

Although we have not assessed any short courses, a number of the schools running accredited degree (or equivalent) courses also run introductory versions, and you may find these to be a good starting point when exploring your options.

Heartwood Foundation Course

Betonica Home Herbalist Course

Introduction to Herbal Medicine (Lincoln College)

 

Please note that we would not endorse practising herbal medicine without undertaking a formal qualification.