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Medical Herbalist Courses

Blackford Centre for Herbal Medicine

What's in your course?

Here's what you'll find:

  • A Quick Start Guide, to get you started on the course.
  • A sturdily bound set of course modules that lie flat for ease of study.†
  • 56,000 words of practical ‘how-to’ text. You get detailed information that guides you towards becoming a professional herbalist.
  • 31 Videos. Sit back and relax as you learn.

  • 11 herbal assignments. Your assignments will be carefully marked with personal advice by an experienced tutor.
  • Including a smart, hard wearing apron in 100% cotton,with useful pockets.

  • A useful case which keeps all your course material.†
  • A study guide and planner that helps you organize your study.
  • Question and Answer sheets for you to have your queries answered.†
  • How to Succeed in your Distance Learning Course (right) booklet. Tips and advice on how to successfully complete your courseThe Apron.This booklet is not available elsewhere.
The Apron
  • 48 Self-assessment exercises. They occur throughout the course to help you get organised as a herbalist. They also check that you can tackle each type of herbal practice.

  • How to Write Assignments booklet (left). This booklet offers useful guidance on how to prepare your assignments. It’s not available elsewhere.
  • Complete set of soap making materials, with a ‘How to make herbal soap’ booklet.†
  • Herbal book†

  • Bonus: Your First Client Celebration Kit. What’s the first thing to do when you get your first client? The answer is: ‘Celebrate!’ And we’ll help you do that, because as soon as you get your first paid work after completing the course we’ll send you a celebration kit including fun items such as champagne glasses and other party items (Value £31).†

† Not in the online edition, where most of the content is provided as downloadable PDFs.

Plus! Access your course online

  • Online edition of the course. Get access to all the course modules and assignments when you register.
  • Online student’s database. Add your name to the database, and get in touch with other students.

8 Free bonuses

If you enrol on the course today, you’ll also get these bonuses:

Bonus 1. A Herbalist’s Manual (value £21)

This is packed with useful, real-world information, including botanical names of plants, a therapeutic index, a guide to which herbs to use for common problems – useful information that you can consult long after finishing the course.

Bonus 2. Herb starter pack (value £28)

A starter pack of herbs and herbal remedies (Only available with the Printed Edition of the course, within the UK).

Bonus 3. Read our Diary of a Medical Herbalist.

Follow the highs and lows of a professional herbalist’s life, as she reports each week on her experiences. You’ll get insights into her day and learn from her successes and failures. The Diary is available exclusively to our learners.

Bonus 4. Roadmap (value £14)

Our free Roadmap shows you step-by-step what you have to do to become a herbalist. Not available anywhere else. “It made everything clear and simple.”

So if you’re unsure on how to launch your own business, this mentoring programme will put you on the road to success.

And because it’s all part of the Blackford Centre’s course, it won’t cost you a penny.

Bonus 5. Business Blueprints (value £17)

This 47 page book contains complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business.Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.

Bonus 6. Fully-customisable Marketing and Stationery Kit (value £275).

Marketing and Stationery Kit

This ten-piece kit gives you ready-made advertisements, posters, leaflets and even your business stationery. Just add your own contact details, and print them. Click here for details of the kit.

Bonus 7. Free mentoring when you complete the course (value £365)

Once you complete the course, we’ll give you three months’ free business mentoring.

You’ll have a personal mentor who’ll help you set up your own business (if that’s your choice).

For three months after getting your Diploma you’ll get one-to-one advice and support from an active practitioner.

Bonus 8. ‘Setting up a Herbal Dispensary’ (value £17)

A guide to setting up a shop that gives you a physical presence and encourages consultations. You can also sell all kinds of related items such as tinctures, herbal soap and books. Written by a practising retail herbalist. Not available elsewhere.

And when you complete the course, you'll get the following free items:

  • A Diploma to frame and display on your wall.
  • A reference from us confirming that you have completed the course.

  • An ‘Approved Herbalist’ logo to use on your notepaper and your website.
  • We’ll send a free press release to your local newspapers announcing your success (if you request it).
  • The right to use the post nominal letters Dip. Herbal (BC) after your name.

From time to time we improve, amend and extend the items mentioned here.


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