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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT IS HOMOEOPATHY?

Homoeopathy is a system of medical treatment that uses a wide range of natural remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself – based on sound, well researched philosophical principles. Homoeopathy works by stimulating the body’s own defense systems, thus enabling the body itself to start the healing process (Society of Homeopaths).

2. WHY CLASSICAL HOMOEOPATHY?

The benefit of studying classical homoeopathy is that students learn and understand a structured approach to healing that can then be applied to all cases that they will face in the future. This approach provides the skills to manage cases by understanding the action of each remedy at a deeper level. The classical homoeopath will treat the whole person – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually to improve the patient’s health at a fundamental level.

3. WHY STUDY WITH THE LONDON SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL HOMOEOPATHY?

  • Our courses are well structured with excellent documentation and reference material and this enables students to become confident professional practitioners
  • We have a very open and caring environment
  • We have a strong working relationship between tutors and students
  • Our School has excellent student teacher ratios
  • Our teaching premises and clinic are central to London
  • We provide a programme of pastoral care and student support
  • We offer encouragement, support and guidance to assist students with their own personal development
  • We give students the opportunity to switch between Attendance and Distance Learning options in Year 1
  • Our School has a stand alone Foundation Year - no requirement to commit to 4 year course
  • We provide support and guidance in setting up in practice
  • We offer ongoing contact and support after graduation
  • We offer a Post Graduation course and ongoing CPD after graduation
  • We have a varied and flexible approach to results, assessments and examinations and provide positive feedback to our students
  • Our courses are recognised by Society of Homeopaths
  • We encourage strong links with the Society of Homeopaths and recommend our students to the Society’s continuing professional development programme (CPD)

4. WHAT QUALIFICATION DO I RECEIVE AFTER 4 YEARS?

A diploma (Licentiate) that is accepted by all the professional registration authorities including the Society of Homeopaths (the largest and most widely recognized professional body).
Certificates are awarded on successful completion of the Introduction Course and also the 1 Year Foundation Course

5. DO YOU HAVE A GRADUATION CEREMONY?

Yes. This occurs at the end of the 4 year part-time professional course

6. HOW LONG ARE THE COURSES?

  • Distance Learning (Foundation Year) – 12-18mths
  • A&P Distance Learning – 3-6 months
  • Introduction – 6 weeks
  • Part-time Professional Course – 4 years
  • Post Graduation Course – 1 Year, (10 Weekends-Saturdays)

We estimate the Distance Learning Foundation course to take between 10-12 months to complete, based on taking approximately one month to complete each module but you may take up to 18 months.

7. HOW MUCH HOME STUDY TIME IS REQUIRED?

This depends on how quickly you want to complete your Distance Learning course.
The 4 year course involves about 10-15 hours a week depending on interest and commitments

8. WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A SCHOOL WEEKEND?

Modules to cover the missed work will be given to you, together with handouts from relevant sessions. However, please note that an 80% overall attendance at classes is required.

9. CAN I TRANSFER FROM ANOTHER HOMEOPATHY COURSE?

Yes. The School welcomes applicants into all years of the course. Students who transfer from another college will be invited to an informal interview. Acceptance will be decided in accordance with transfer procedures set out by the Society of Homeopaths.

10. DO I NEED TO HAVE A MEDICAL BACKGROUND?

No. However, if you do have a medical background, you may apply for an exemption from the year one Medical Science module.

11. CAN I COME BACK TO STUDY AFTER TAKING TIME OUT?

Yes. You can apply to enter any year of the course and discuss your previous work and achievements at interview.

12. DO YOU HOLD OPEN DAYS?

Yes. Any prospective student is invited to attend an informal Open Day held at our weekend teaching premises in Hampstead, North London, during term time. The day will include:

  • A general introduction to the courses with time to browse through our teaching materials
  • An opportunity to meet students, tutors and members of the staff team
  • An opportunity to ask questions
  • A tour of the School
  • For further information on our Open Days, please telephone the School Office on +44 (0)1702 2362356 or 0845 4563124 or Contact Us.
  • If you have any other questions not answered on our website, please telephone the School Office or Contact Us.

13. HOW DO I ENROL FOR A PARTICULAR COURSE?

Complete an application form and send this with a deposit (or full fee for short courses) to the School Office. For attendance courses an interview will be required.

14. WHAT SKILLS DO YOUR TEACHING STAFF OFFER?

Collectively our Core Team staff have over:

  • 120 years homoeopathic practice
  • 100 years teaching experience
  • 50 years clinical medical experience
  • 70 years business knowledge, accountancy and IT
  • 120 years experience as self employed individuals
  • LSCH has been in operation for the last 20 years and has graduated several hundred homoeopaths in this time.

15. WHAT ELSE DOES YOUR SCHOOL HAVE TO OFFER?

  • Central London location – good public transport
  • Continued and progressive course review
  • Student input and evaluation
  • Links to other disciplines (both medical and alternative)
  • Links with the homoeopathic pharmacies (eg Helios Pharmacy, Ainsworth’s and Nelson’s)
  • Varied and interactive coursework
  • Friendly, approachable tutors, who are always willing to help and support students
  • Special events at Christmas and Easter, so that staff, students and visiting lecturers can mix socially