International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homeopaths

Training herbalists since 1960

The IRCH Register and distance learning course were originally established in 1960, and the IRCH has been successfully producing qualified practitioners of herbal medicine ever since. Modules in homeopathic medicine were later added later, and we continue to offer professional training in herbalism and homeopathy to this day.

Flexible distance learning

The IRCH distance learning course is carefully structured to enable students to fit study in and around the pressures of everyday life.  It is, however, a course that demands commitment and a desire to reach the high standards set by the Faculty staff.  The course is divided into five modules, with the lessons within each module supplemented by seminars at the Annual Conference and Summer School. The Annual Conference is an opportunity to meet students from all modules, practising herbalists and homeopaths, and to take part in lively lectures and discussions.

Herbs growing at the summer school

An abundance of herbs at the Summer School in Devon.

One to one training with professional practitioners

The IRCH course is much more than theory. Clinical skills seminars give students the opportunity to learn about herbal medicine first hand from our experienced practitioners including case taking, examination techniques and diagnostic methods.  Students also undertake clinical training with practitioners located around the country.  This is on a supervised one to one basis, giving the student confidence to develop his/her own clinical practice.

Students of the IRCH are taught to prescribe and prepare herbal remedies in line with traditional philosophy and practice, within the continued legal protection of the The Human Medicines Regulations 2012.

The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul and if the head and the body are to be healthy, you must begin by curing the mind, for this is the greatest error of our day in the treatment of the human body that physicians first separate the soul from the body.

Plato 429 – 347 BC

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
“If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. “

If you are interested in finding out more about the IRCH and its unique course, please contact us for a full prospectus.