Herbalist CPD - Creating a correspondence course
Not everyone enjoys online courses or screen-based learning, some people prefer paper and pen and that’s absolutely fine.
If you want to create a course but you’re unsure about online courses, then this could be a great option for you.
There are lots of different ways that you can run correspondence courses and you can choose what works for you.
There are very few paper-based correspondences courses available so there’s a huge gap in the market.
And ‘paper-based’ doesn’t mean your paper either, you can create documents that are emailed to your students and they print them themselves. This is how I began and it works really well for up to around 30 – 40 students.
- Disclaimers, legal stuff (including managing personal data) and insurance
- Using free pictures to enhance your materials
- How to create course materials from resources you already have
- Printed materials vs emailed documents
- How to foster good student relationships (including creating a space for students to interact)
- You’ve got the course now how do you sell it?
Laura Carpenter gained a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine from the University of East London and is an independent herbalist adhering to a strict code of ethics and practice.
Laura undertook the degree part time over five years, which focused on anatomy and physiology, plant biochemistry and pharmacology, as well as orthodox medical diagnosis. She completed clinical training at the Stratford Herbal Medicine clinic and the Dermatology department of Whipps Cross Hospital in London, completing over 600 hours of clinical training. In 2013 NIMH awarded her the Dorothy Carroll Award for top final clinical examination.
Laura’s interest in herbs is from both scientific research and traditional British herbal medicine perspectives. She has a keen interest in using British plants, and the medicines she prescribes are often wild crafted, and organic where possible.
Reminding people of traditional remedies that can be harvested from the hedgerows and made into medicines in the kitchen is very important to Laura. It forms a big part of her workshops, herb walks and courses.