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Naturopathy is a study of Natural Medicine - Accredited Diploma Distance Learning Diploma Course

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Naturopathy Course - Distance Learning Accredited Diploma

Professional training course - Are you interested in natural therapies?

Looking for a new and exciting career?

We offer an instalment option for your balance payments, helping you with flexible easy payments.

Open to complete beginners without any previous therapist experience.

Become a Practitioner so you are able to help others. You will be able to help those in need. Unlock your ability to understand this therapy with our online accredited diploma.

This online course is designed to give you the knowledge that can benefit yourself, family/friends or your clients.

This is a recognised insurable course; you will be able to professionally use this therapy with the general public and charge. It is accredited with the top professional bodies.

Learn in the comfort of your own home to fit around your life. We offer great support as you are learning which makes us one of the top online providers in the country with top quality courses and expert trainers who you can keep in contact with as you learn.

Please be aware other training companies may offer cheaper courses at a low cost but they often leave you to your own devices without any help as you learn. We hear that most people struggle with courses without a tutor to help them and give up; losing the money they paid and come to learn with us instead.

We however like to do things differently here at Gateway, when you sign up with us you will get support as you learn - making us a multi award winning training company year after year that you can trust.

Want to further your existing knowledge of complimentary therapies to help friends, family or clients?

Then the Diploma in Naturopathy is for you!

Naturopathy is the Study of Natural Medicine

It is based on the premise that the body has an innate ability to heal and that symptoms can be treated with non-conventional, alternative therapies.

A Naturopath will therefore have knowledge and understanding of many different modalities, including:

  • Homeopathy
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology

Many people are now choosing alternative ways to treat their problems and naturopathy is one of these. It is becoming an increasingly popular therapy with a shortage of practitioners. You will be in demand from day one with the knowledge you will gain from studying to be a Naturopath.

The Diploma in Naturopathy will teach you to fully assess clients in order to seek appropriate treatment. Building health rather than fighting disease is what is important. You will learn about a range of complimentary therapies, whilst encouraging individuals to take responsibility for their own health.


Full course information can be found further down this page, all of your questions covered - please scroll down thank you

The Diploma in Naturopathy was written by Beth Holder. Beth is a leading health and wellbeing expert. She has over ten years of experience in the health and wellbeing industry and throughout many of those, has used her skills as a Naturopath. She has written many health related courses, inspiring students to learn and succeed in this ever-growing wellness industry.

The course is a level 3 equivalent and will allow you to advise in all areas covered in the course material (from an insurance point of view) but you will not be able to practically ‘treat’ in areas unless you have those specific qualifications. It is therefore a suitable course but holistic practitioners wanting to gain more knowledge in Natural Health in order to advise or refer their clients.

You will be able to work as a Naturopath and gain insurance for your work. There are many accrediting bodies, this course is recognised by The Guild of Holistic Therapists and INHA. It is equivalent to a level 3 qualification, the INHA is an international association, they give the course international status.

There are no case studies required.

The Diploma in Naturopathy is a beginner level course and you would be able to offer support and advise in the topics covered but not treat clients unless you had further training and insurance covered by the therapies.

Please watch our short introduction video below - Click Here to watch and see what to expect from this course and to learn more

You will receive a fantastic manual and videos to watch and work with, you will also get a lot of guidance and help where needed from your tutor with fantastic support. This is the reason why this course is very popular and recommended by many students who have taken it.

Course Times

Starting the Course

You choose when to start, you have the flexibility to fit this in around your busy life and learn at your own pace with helpful guidance from your tutor when needed.

Final Balance Payment

The deposit is taken off the course fee, you can pay the deposit on-line with our safe and secure online payment system with Worldpay or Pay Pal.

Then the balance payment is paid direct to the course tutor who offers the distance learning options and they will contact you by email as soon as you pay the deposit to organise this for you. Please look out for the confirmation email once you book with final payment information.

We make everything straightforward for you - tutors will be in touch after your booking by email with your booking confirmation with the final balance details you need.

Included will be the tutor's contact details and they are there to help with any questions you may have about your course and to organise your final balance payment.

Join the thousands of students we train each year, we have a long term proven history and our feedback speaks for itself. We also look forward hearing how you get on once you have completed a course with us.

We offer first class films to download and watch (some courses have more than one depending on the accreditation requirements) which are easy to follow on our online platform, you can log in 24 hours a day when every you wish to view them making it easy to fit around your lifestyle.

We love what we do and have passionate knowledgable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course soon.

Course Accredited or Approved by the following bodies:

Accredited Certified Insurable Online Course
Price £365.00

If I am abroad can I sign up for this course?

Yes, we have many students from abroad who have taken this distance learning course with us.

PLEASE NOTE - Sadly we are unable to take people from the USA and Canada for online courses due to restrictions in insurance cover for schools in the UK - however all other countries are accepted.

Why Book with us?

We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.

And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.

When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.

Who can I get insured by?

This is a specialised course and we are delighted to let you know you can get insurance with Westminster Indemity so you can use this professionally and offer this as a therapist. You can contact them direct and get a free no obligation quote by using this link below:

Do I need any experience to enroll on the course?

No, you don’t need any experience or be a therapist already to do this course (it is open to complete beginners) an interest in health will help you succeed once qualified.


Q:        I wondered how long each assignment is (word count) and if there is a final exam? Also how much detail we will go into when it comes to the modalities, do we learn how to give a treatment under each modality or just learn the background?


A:         A: There are 12 modules and therefore 12 assignments to complete in the naturopathy course. These range from preparing a consultation form to questions on anatomy and physiology, how to treat conditions naturopathically to ideas on marketing a business.
Each module has a different requirement but in general about 250 words per assignment (2 sides) is adequate. There is no final exam, the course is very hands on in that each assignment is preparing you for Naturopathic work. You will learn the background to each of the different therapies.


Q:        I am interested in switching over to your Naturopathy course as it covers a wider spectrum of studies that I am interested in. Can you tell me if you would recognise the course that I have started?

A:         We would not need to recognise your existing course for you to start this Diploma. You would however need qualifications in specific techniques elsewhere if you were also wanting to 'treat' clients. This diploma provides a qualification to advise clients in natural/alternative methods/treatments but insurance companies will require more training for specific treatment techniques (massage for example)


Q:        I'm inspired by holistic living but wonder if the more conventional Dip. in Nutrition

course would gain more clients.


A:        We would advise that the Diploma in Nutrition be the best course to start with. This is extremely popular with people these days and a great add on to her existing qualification, they would really complement each other.

We Also Have an Instalment Payment Option for the Balance

After you pay the deposit, you can either pay the balance in one go or in 3 instalments over the time you are training.

This is a popular option making it easy to budget at just £98.00 per payment and if you wish to split this up paying every other month you are also able to do this.

The course info will be sent after payment of deposit and first instalment of £98. Then 2 further payments of £98 are payable monthly thereafter.

This course has been awarded 430 CPD Points



Course Cost

The course fee is £365. This includes all course material, support (one on one, feedback of assignments and mentor) and certification upon completion of the course.

Deposit just £70 to book

Once you have paid your deposit, Beth Holder will be notified of the booking and will contact you within 24 hours for confirmation and final payment. You will be given the link to download your course the same day as final payment has been made, or the following day if paid after 5pm.

You will be sent a link to receive:

  • The Diploma in Naturopathy Manual
  • A Study Guide; to explain how to complete the course
  • A Home Study Tips Booklet; giving you great advice and tips for studying
  • A Supplementary Reading List; to further your reading and understanding of the subject

You will have the option to save the course onto your computer, print for your own convenience or do both and have your Diploma in Naturopathy with you wherever and whenever you like!

The course will be yours to start in your own time and remember if you have any questions your tutor can be contacted for help.

See What Some of her Students Have Said

“An extremely knowledgeable tutor, I will definitely be booking a course with Beth again”

Caroline, London

“I have done a previous course with Beth, I was able to learn a lot and if I didn’t understand anything, she was there to help”

Sarah, Devon

“Thoroughly inspired by Beth and what she has to offer, thank you”

Damien, Surrey

“I haven’t studied for years now and so was worried about taking this step. Beth has been extremely supportive and has explained things in a way even I can understand!”

Wendy, Norfolk

The Diploma in Naturopathy Includes

The Role of a Naturopath
  • Consultation
  • Assessment
  • Ethics and Safety
Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Immune System
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Muscular System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Skeletal System
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fibre
  • Protein
  • Fats
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • A Healthy Diet
  • Water
  • An Introduction to Homeopathy
  • The Law of Proving
  • The Law of Potentisation
  • Accidental Improving
  • Administering Homeopathic Medicine
  • Remedies for the Constitution
  • The Twelve Cell Salts
  • Bach Flower Remedies
Herbal Medicine
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Herbal Preparation
  • Active Constituents
  • Holistic Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Meridians
  • Acupressure Points
  • Common Reactions
  • Contraindications
  • Essential Oils
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Pregnancy
  • Mapping the Feet
  • The Treatment
Common Conditions
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Candidiasis
  • Diabetes
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Setting up your Business
  • A Place to Work
  • Setting up a Clinic
  • Equipment Needed
  • Business Plan
  • Paying Tax
  • Insurance
  • Keeping Records
  • Professional Development Plan
Marketing your Business
  • Identifying Different Client Groups
  • Ways to Market your Business

You will also be Given the Following Completely FREE

You will be sent a link to receive:

  •     The Diploma in Naturopathy Manual
  •     A Study Guide; to explain how to complete the course
  •     A Home Study Tips Booklet; giving you great advice and tips for studying
  •     A Supplementary Reading List; to further your reading and understanding of the subject
  •     Video Clips

How the Course Works

The Diploma in Naturopathy will allow you to study at your own pace in your own home. You can start it in your own time and complete what you can when you have the time. You will have a year to finish the course and even if you don’t finish it in that time, arrangements can be made.

Throughout the course there will be some useful exercises, these are not compulsory but will aid you in your learning process. There are 12 modules to complete and each of these will include an assignment. When you have completed an assignment, you will simply e-mail it to your tutor and wait for feedback. You will receive detailed feedback within 5 working days from a fully qualified Naturopath and tutor. Remember if you come across any problems or anything you don’t understand, your tutor will be there to help you every step of the way.

98' to present date
© Beth Holder and Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.

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Our Extra Gifts to You!

You will get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.

You do NOT have to read this before your course, it is for later reference if you need it.

It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.

We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!

Course Accreditations

This course is insurable, accredited or approved by the professional bodies, The Accreditation Council of Holistic Healers (ACHH), World Metaphysical Association, International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, Thinktree, Towergate, Guild of Beauty Therapists.

For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above

Certifications/Qualifications Attained




Gateway accredited/recognised diploma

Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.

Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications

Feedback from our Students

Helen Pilgreen

This sense of connection has strengthened as this course has progressed and I am itching to start delving deeper!

Initially I didn’t want to limit my studying to just herbalism,  which is why I chose the broader focus of naturopathy ( absolutely the right decision!) but it is clear now that it will be my next step.
I originally began this course to cover me as I found I was straying beyond the bounds of my current qualifications ‘officially’ as what clients were asking for evolved.
People were coming to see me for aromatherapy massage or reflexology, but wanted help with their diabetes, or eczema, or nutritional advice.
I  have only ever seen clients in my spare time and until now was going to continue that way.
But as my understanding of natural medicine and the true nature of the human being has grown, it brought me more and more into conflict with  my (part time) nursing at the local hospital.
After much soul searching, last December I gave up my registration after 20 years.
This was quite monumental as I knew I wanted to nurse from the age of five - it has always been a true vocation for me.
But the knowledge nursing has given me is proving invaluable in taking my understanding to deeper levels now.

I feel I can be of more help now as a naturopath, particularly  with people suffering from chronic and auto-immune diseases.
It seems quite timely too as the NHS is imploding and the drugs aren’t working anymore. And people are getting sicker and sicker.
So for the first time I am looking at a future career in natural medicine, which is an exciting thought!


Feedback from Juliet Philpot

Very interesting course. Beth answered any questions promptly and was also quick to mark my assignments and send feedback. I feel I have gained a good insight into the naturopathic approach to health and wellbeing.

Very good courses

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Was the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
Have attended courses before and very impressed.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Previous Student

Feedback from Neva Brahmbhatt

Beth has been a great tutor throughout the course, giving very helpful insight and feedback on all my assignments and was always available if i needed any clarification on the course.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Was the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
Gateway were recommended to me by one of my tutors at Richdales Institute, i looked at the range of courses and was happy to book with Gateway as there is a lot of information on each course which helps in making a decision.


Feedback from Evelyne Gauthier

The naturopathy course is very well organised we have all the basic knowledges we need to become a naturopath and after the course we know where to find more informations to learn more about naturopathy. Beth Cook gives us lots of helpful positive feedbacks,evening our assignment is not enough complete or well filled the comments are never negatives she slays explains us the good parts of the homework and what we could have say or how we could have done a better homework. Her advices are helpful for the following homework. I feel lucky to have a tutor like her because she always keeps us motivated, even when we are tired and had a busy day we keep motivated to finish the course because of her feedbacks and the fact she always talk about when we will be in the situation with a client; it means it reminds us always that we work for our new future job. She always encouraget us,thank you.

Did the course live up to your expectations? Yes

Would you consider attending another course with us? Yes

Was the tutor easy to contact before and after your course if needed? Yes

Did you find our manuals useful? Yes

Did you find the DVD helpful? Yes
What made you decide to book with Gateway
I was looking for a naturopathy course to do online and the testimonials were better in gateways than the other Internet sites.

Where did you hear about Gateway? Google

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