International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homeopaths
Herbalist training courses 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.
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.
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