Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Alexander Technique
This diploma is designed to explore Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique is more than just acquiring a 'good posture'; it is a process by which an individual can learn awareness of their physical and psychological self in order to transmit positivism through body movements.
- Students will have an opportunity to learn about posture
- To review the skeletal system and sensory perception
- Look at different breathing techniques
- A review of how to use different aspects of The Alexander Technique.
This course consists of Ten Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE Global) that hallmarks this professional qualification.
Assessment Objectives (AO)
Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures.
Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course.
Quality of Written Communication (QWC)
In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)
To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.
The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Unit 1: The musculoskeletal system and sensory perception
In this unit you will learn about the musculoskeletal system and sensory perception in much detail. More importantly it will provide students with a solid anatomical and physiological basis such as, bones, ligaments, muscles, five senses and sensory perception.
Unit 2: The evolution and relevance of the Alexander Technique
Within this unit you will explore the history and origin and explains how it has emerged through history to its present state. There will also be discussion about the relevance of the concepts within the technique and how it applies to modern life.
Unit 3: Inhibition, thinking and breathing
Through this unit you will be able to explore how breathing can affect posture and how to correct this, you will review different breathing techniques as well as thinking and being, tension release and learning direction to name a few.
Unit 4: Basic movement and normal postures
Here you will discover the beginning of seeing where the Alexander Technique 'fits' into a 'remedial' cycle and also how it can be relevant to promotion of a positive process of movement and harm prevention. You will explore standing, walking, sitting, driving, sitting at a desk and more..
Unit 5: Stress reduction and tension release
In this unit you will learn how stress can take many forms and can have both positive and negative effects on individuals. Many theorists have come up with ways to define what stress is and the list of events that cause it is endless. Stress is a major problem in everyday modern life and can be minor such as feeling pressure at work to actually taking time off and receiving medication.
Unit 6: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 1
You will explore the presentation of specific postures and techniques are described and discussed in much detail. Each posture and technique will be explained in full and instruction on how to convey the posture and ensure correct application will also be given to give the best results.
Unit 7: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 2
How you review specific postures and techniques are described and discussed, and it will follow on logically from module 6, building a comprehensive library from which the student can develop their practical skills.
Unit 8: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 3
Within this unit part three reviews specific postures and techniques will be described and discussed. This module will also present a 'generic' lesson format which is intended to give the student practitioner/teacher a working example
Unit 9: Alexander Technique applications
This unit is exploring how Alexander Technique is used for sports, musicians, singers, health care workers and others applications.
Unit 10: Practitioner responsibilities
In this final unit reviews the previous units and explores why it is important that you have knowledge of specific legislation and frameworks relevant to practitioner responsibility, public liability and therapeutic environments to ensure the safety of all parties involved with the technique. You will also gain an understanding of how to set up your own practice.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations. Through assessment you will cover certain criteria such as:
- Theoretical Knowledge/ Understanding
- Practical Implications
- Integration of Theory and Practice.
The course has TWO Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA); which are graded: Pass or Fail. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. Your grade will depend upon if the criteria set ha been met and the decision of your tutor. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Study Hours (Per Unit)
Approximately: 20 hours personal study time per unit, which is supported by the ODL Course Tutor, but we greatly encouraged students to access support from their tutor throughout the course.
The whole course MUST be completed and both assignments graded PASS to gain the “Oxford Learning College Level Three Diploma in Alexander Technique”
Course Fee: £850.00 Fees can be paid by instalments.
Entry to this level three course requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.