Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four
(12 weekends = 144 hours) (12 weekends =144 hours) (12 weekends = 144 hours) (12 weekends = 144 hours)
Semester One Semester Two Semester One Semester Two Semester One Semester Two Semester One Semester Two
24 x 3 hour sessions 24 x 3 hour sessions 24 x 3 hour sessions 24 x 3 hour sessions 24 x 3 hour sessions 24 x 3 hour sessions 24 x 3 hour sessions 24 x 3 hour sessions
Level Four (L4) Level Five(L5) Level Six (L6)
(120 credits at Level  Four = 1,200 hours total study) consisting of: (120 credits at Level Five= 1,200 hours total study) consisting of: (75  credits at Level Six= 750 hours total study), consisting of:
Taught component  = 144 hours Taught component –162 hours Taught component –132 hours
Clinical component –100 hours 18 hrs at taught weekends  and 82 at other times Clinical component –150 hours 45 hrs at taught weekends and 105 at other times Clinical  – 200 hours 90 hrs at taught we’s and 110 at other times
Home Study component  =  956 hrs Home Study component = 888 hrs Home Study  = 418 hrs
 = 1,200 hours  = 1,200 hours = 750 hours
ISRN Award:
Certificate in Natural Health Studies
ISRN Award:
Diploma in Natural Therapeutics
ISRN Award:
Diploma in Naturopathy
University Award (if sought)
Cert(HE) Health Studies
University Award (if sought)
Dip(HE) Health Studies
Uni. Award (if sought)
BA Natural HealthCare
  • Each weekend consists of 4×3 hour sessions = 12 taught hours.
  • Each year consists of two semesters – a semester consists of six taught weekends – 12 weekends /year.
  • Levels four and five consist of three semesters of 18 weekends and Level six of two semesters – 12 weekends.
  • All Level 4 modules start and finish within the first three semesters. The starts of some Level 5 & 6 modules are staggered across the programme.
  • The clinical modules will be delivered over each semester, at each level, but in order to keep a clinic running, attendance will be expected all year round.
  • The taught course will be delivered in York. Structured clinical training is expected to also be available in London and Stoke on Trent.