Diploma in Flower Remedies


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Diploma in Flower Remedies

Why Oxford Learning College


Flower remedies are specially prepared flower essences, containing the healing energy of plants. They are prescribed according to a patient's emotional disposition, as ascertained by the therapist, doctor, or individuals themselves.

Flower remedies are more homeopathic than herbal in the way they work, addressing energy levels rather than chemical balances. The remedies work on the principle that they encapsulate the flowers' healing energy, and are said to deal with and overcome negative emotions, and so relieve blockages in the flow of human energy that can cause illness or imbalance.

This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma in Flower Remedies will be ideal for those looking to study Flower Remedies to therapist level. You will discover the fundamentals of flower remedy therapy, from assessment of area of need, to interviewing and prescribing appropriate remedies. The course is suitable for students with little or no basic knowledge of flower remedies. It not only covers theoretical knowledge and understanding but also practitioner approaches and remedy prescribing, providing a thorough holistic overview of the therapy.


Syllabus and Module Specification

Module 1: What are Flower Remedies?


This module explores the historical origins of Flower Remedies and draws comparisons between alternative and complementary medicine with conventional medicine, placing the practice within the correct context. Within the module, there is an opportunity to study the nature of flower essences and particularly the work of Hahnemann, the concept of Vital Force - and its physiological function.

Module 2: Dr. Edward Bach’s Contribution

This module provides an opportunity to study the biography of Dr. Edward Bach and through discussion of his works identify the timeline for Flower Remedy practice as it stands today. There is discussion relating to Dr. Bach and his interest in astrology, personality types, responses, habits and life lessons – all of which contribute to the application of modern Flower Remedy practice. He asserted that a flower essence possesses the vibrational energy of the flower it is derived from. Nosodes are also discussed and there is incorporated content on oral remedies refined from bacterial vaccines; the differences between flower remedies and homeopathy and the relationship of flowers to herbs. This module also explains the misunderstandings and myths associated with Flower Remedies.

Module 3: The Healers and the Helpers

This module explores how remedies are clustered, which ‘moods’ they apply to and how practitioners consider their administration. Sections include: the twelve healers, the twelve states, the seven helpers, fear, uncertainty, insufficient interest in present circumstances, loneliness, oversensitivity to influences and ideas, despondency and despair and over concern for the welfare of others.

Module 4: Types and Groups

This module progresses from the previous one and focuses on the following issues of interest: the thirteen remedies – corresponding with an individual’s state of mind, remedy typology – relating to an individual’s characteristics, and five flower remedies. These are rescue remedies and apply to fear and worry, depression and hope, confidence, particular occurrences, relationships and action. The rationale of knowledge and understanding of flower remedies related to diagnosis and in-depth prescribing is explored further.

Module 5: The 38 Essences

This module provides students with a comprehensive list in alphabetical order of the 38 essences used in flower remedy applications, their uses and relationships to symptoms. This provides practitioners with a comprehensive resource guide.

Module 6: Systems, Dosage and Strength

In this module, the background of flower remedy systems is explored and provides an base for discussion of common usage, relating to demography and the general knowledge that practitioners require to support practical application of this discipline. There is also exploration of the techniques and implements used in the practical creation of flower remedies, including methods of essence production, the Mother Tincture, potency, storage and how doses are established.

Module 7: Repertory

The repertory is explained as an index of symptoms taken and corresponding flower remedies, dosages, indications etc. for moods. It is provided for the student, and arranged in alphabetical order, providing the practitioner with an invaluable resource base for consultation.


Module 8: Interviewing and Questionnaires

The importance of assessing individual client needs accurately is a fundamental part of any practice, as is recording remedies given, doses and effects. This module provides the student with information on how to obtain an accurate client history and understand the correlating ‘moods’ of an individual. This is normally done through a format of questions, providing a checklist of symptoms from which practitioners can consider the corresponding remedies. Information includes: catalyst matching, marking questions, methods of interviewing clients, practitioner responsibilities, case studies, listening skills, example questionnaires, self-prescribing, and the correct use of the repertory.

Module 9: Special Circumstances

There are occasionally circumstances and groups of individuals who fall outside the more usual repertory and examples. This module examines the requirements and practical applications for using flower remedies with babies, children and pets. Issues covered include: plot essences, personal control, additional remedies, practitioner tools and strategies for working with these individuals.


Module 10: Practice, Care and Storage

The final module addresses important features of practice. These include the administration of remedies – how are they given, any contra-indications and issues such as the correct hygienic standards etc. There is a section dedicated to guidance about perfect storage of the remedies. Additional facts, frequently asked questions and answers and form templates are provided to help practitioners begin to collate administrative processes ready for receiving clients.

CMA Registered

CMA Registered

Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above.

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours

Approximately 20 hours per unit

Assessment Method

Final online multiple choice examination.

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.


Diploma in Flower Remedies

This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
Quality Assured by QLS

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an e-Certificate from Oxford Learning College. There is also the option to purchase an Embossed Certificate and also a certificate from ABC Awards for the qualification.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

How can I progress

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Additional Information

You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.

Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

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What's Included

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department for the duration of the course (1 year). Certification upon completion. All examination fees.

Course Fee


Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

Further Information

The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.

The Level 3 Diplomas require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

They provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc. are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.

Level 3 Diploma courses can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.

Progression from Level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

This is a flexible learning course, so the more time you have to commit to your studies, the sooner you are able to complete.

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

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