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Medical Herbalist Courses

Blackford Centre for Herbal Medicine

Diploma in Herbal Medicine

Want to be a Herbalist?

With all the ills besetting us today, people are seeking a kinder, gentler way to heal.

That’s why there’s a move towards alternative methods of treating diseases and conditions. And one of the most popular is medical herbalism.

Kinder and gentler

Gentler than conventional pharmaceuticals, with fewer side effects, and more environmentally sensitive, herbalism has become so popular that it’s been absorbed into the mainstream. It’s even being practised by conventional doctors.

There’s a big demand for good herbalists, and the field is growing every day. Herbalists make good money, help people lead healthier lives, and can usually determine their own hours and work from home. It’s a wonderful, fulfilling way to make a living and give yourself time for your family, friends and activities.

Now, you can become a herbalist in the comfort of your own home – and reap all of the income and lifestyle benefits of this fast-growing field. Not to mention feeling wonderful about helping others feel good.


Through The Blackford Centre you can earn a Diploma in Herbal Medicine – without having to commute to classes, rearrange your schedule, or spend a lot of money on books, tuition or lectures.

You can study the course online at home, and there’s a printed edition that comes to your door. There’s no pressure – and we give you lots of support.

QLS Level 4 Award

At the end of this course successful learners receive a Certificate of Achievement and a Learner Unit Summary.
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Written by practising herbalists, the herbal course contains 16 modules, offering you truly comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date information. It teaches you everything from herbal first aid, and to how to treat or prevent common ailments.

In addition, the herbalism course is truly practical – providing you with the crucial information you need to set up your own practice and how to find clients.

There’s no need to buy expensive books or reference materials. The course includes a complete range of study materials and ongoing online support.

This is what you’ll receive when you register for the course

And perhaps most importantly, you’ll be assigned a private tutor who is a practising herbalist – not a college lecturer – who will review and grade your assignments and offer practical, real-world advice.

With this herbalism course from The Blackford Centre, you can study at your own pace, on your own schedule, whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you. It’s simply the best way for someone with a full, busy schedule – like you – to acquire a Diploma in Herbal Medicine.

I have my own website (which needs updating) shewolfshamanictherapies.com. I do herbal consultations, run shamanic workshops and teach meditation and other stuff and also have my own range of teas which are currently selling in two shops. I did go on to do more courses on herbalism and flower remedies. Right now am just concentrating on building up my website.

Giselle – Eltham, London

What our herbal training offers you:

• A comprehensive, working knowledge of herbalism that will allow you to set up your own practice as a professional herbalist
• Special information on using herbal remedies safely
• Important information on herbal first aid, allowing you to expand your practice to help people with pressing problems
• Answers to the questions you’re most likely to get asked
And much more! To read a full list of what the course covers, click here

There’s no nerve-wracking final exam to worry about. The assignments that you complete as you go through the course provide continuous assessment of your performance, so you can always see how you are progressing. You can re-submit any assignments that you fail. And so you’re never anxious about the outcome of the course – you’ll know step by step exactly how well you’re doing.

And the course is backed by The Blackford Centre’s No-Quibble Guarantee. If you don’t like the course – for any reason – just ask for your money back within 60 days, and we’ll put it straight back into your account. Conditions apply

8 Free bonuses

Enrol on the course today and you’ll get these great gifts.
Bonus 1. Herbalist’s Manual (value £21)
A 28-page manual with essential informatrion such as a guide on which herbs to use for common problems.
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. Diary of a medical Herbalist.
Follow the highs and lows of a professional herbalist’s life, as she reports each week on her experiences in the field. You’ll get insights into her day and learn from her successes and failures.
Bonus 4. Roadmap (value £14)
Our Roadmap shows you step-by-step what you have to do to become a herbalist.
Bonus 5. Fully-customisable Marketing and Stationery Kit (value £275).
Leaflet, poster, advertisement – all editable by you. Just print them out.
Bonus 6. Free mentoring when you complete the course (value £365)
On completing the course, we’ll give you three months’ free business mentoring. So if you’re unsure on how to launch your own business, this mentoring programme will be a big help.
Bonus 7. Business Blueprints (value £17)
A 47-page eBook containing complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business.
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.
For full details of these bonuses, click here.

After finishing the program I started working as an herbalist. I give consultations and hold workshops on detoxification of the body.

My husband and I also opened a family farm where we grow medicinal herbs. We use them to produce 100% natural products called “Vesna’s Naturals”: cosmetics, teas, tinctures and products for detoxification of the body. Our products are sold via social media and a recently completed web shop: www.vesnasnaturals.com.

– Vesna Thiele

You get herbs like these in your pack

Learn to make your own remedies

On the course, you’ll make several remedies from the herbs we supply.

  • A wonderfully soothing chamomile tea that aids digestion, as well as reducing insomnia, anxiety and indigestion.
  • A calming marigold ointment that you can apply to bruises, strains and burns. Its anti-fungal properties fight infection.
  • A relaxing bath oil to sooth bronchitis and respiratory problems, made from eucalyptus and thyme leaves.
  • A plantain poultice that you can apply to cuts and grazes.
  • A dandelion decoction that eases inflammatory pains – and has many other benefits including diuretic, tonic and anti-bilious.

Equipped with the experience you’ll gain, you can go on to make many other remedies, using nothing more complicated than your existing kitchen equipment.

As well as recommending herbal remedies, you can also sell your own.

Make your own herbal soap

On the herbalism course, you’ll learn to make your own herbal soap. The calendula soap above was made in just 30 minutes by a thirteen year-old with no prior experience.

You can use the soap at home, give it to friends as a present, or sell it to clients.

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When you complete the course

Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll receive a Diploma from The Blackford Centre, and a certificate issued by our Awarding Body

We’ll also send a press release to your local media, if you want, announcing the launch of your new business.

Incredible value

Because the course is distance learning, and we don‘t have to pay for classrooms, furniture, and other overheads, we can afford to offer it to you at an incredibly low price.

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For such a small investment in your future, the course offers you a lot:

  • A whole new career
  • A new source of continual income
  • The freedom to set your own working hours
  • The wonderful feeling of helping others live healthier, more natural lives
  • Plus, our guarantee that you’ll be an enriched, knowledgeable person.

Many people have successfully completed the course, and gone on to become practising herbalists. Like them, this is a great opportunity for you to realise your dream of having a fulfilling career as a professional herbalist.

Enrol on the course now, and gain an income and a great lifestyle while helping others.

With best wishes

Kit Sadgrove
Course Director


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