Holistic Health and Herbal Medicine

Ref: C2421734

This course aims to assist the learner in understanding the benefits of a holistic approach to health and how to use lifestyle, nutrition, herbal medicine and alternative healthcare to improve health and wellbeing. This course will also cover holistic ways to approach various issues around digestive health, sleep, immune system, stress and will also cover the use of herbs and nutrition for well being.

Additional information about this course

This short 6 week course is free for adults (19 or over) that receive benefits.

Course aim

This course will provide the learner with information on how best to use holistic approaches including nutrition, herbs and lifestyle for various conditions and learn practical natural approaches to improve wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
  • Gain an understanding of how to use nutrition to alleviate or improve health conditions
  • Identify at least 7 herbs and learn conditions they can be used for
  • Learn at least 2 strategies to assist with the stress management
  • Gain an understanding of how the digestive system works and how herbs can be used to alleviate certain issues

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Holistic Health and Herbal Medicine

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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