The Academy is a private school established in 1999, and is accredited by The International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) and offers the QCA level three 4-unit Diploma in Reflexology. This Diploma is accepted by the Association of Reflexologists for full membership (MAR status).

  • Level 3 - Diploma- Reflexology...... Tutor Kathleen Pitt... January 2016
  • Level 3 - Diploma- Massage..... Tutor Kathleen Pitt... January 2016
  • Level 3 - Certificate - Stone therapy ....... Tutor Joan Innes.... November 2015
  • Level 3 Diploma- On Site Massage .....Tutor Joan Innes .... TBA
  • Level 3 Certificate- Indian Head Massage...Tutor Kathleen Pitt...November 2015
  • Thermo Auricular Therapy....Tutor Joan Innes... various dates throughout the year next date TBA

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    We now offer a Level 3 Certificate in Teaching and Training which starts on various dates through the year Please look at dates of course to find out more.


The Academy is situated in the idyllic surroundings of the Crossroads Oasis Complementary Centre near the little village of Holcot, Near Northampton which is easily accessible from London, Birmingham, Coventry, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and surrounding area of Northamptonshire.



My name is Kathleen Pitt MAR RN Cert Ed. I am the Principal of The Academy School of Reflexology and Holistic Therapies Northampton, and also the main tutor. The other tutor on the courses is Joan Innes. more about Joan

I became interested in holistic therapies when I attended a one day workshop. An accident stopped me practising the therapies so I decided to teach them.
I took a teaching diploma and approached the Association of Reflexologists as to what would be best so that the students would have an excellent qualification at the end of the course.

After meeting all the requirements from AoR and ITEC for accreditation, I then set up my School of Reflexology Training in Northampton. Since starting I have trained over 200 students with a 99% pass rate in reflexology and 100% pass rate in Massage.

I am a:
  • Qualified Registered Nurse of 35 years (retired)
  • Qualified Reflexologist for 25 years
  • Qualified teacher of 19years
  • Qualified First Aider being a member of St John Ambulance for 33 years (retired)
  • And holds a D32/33 training and assessors award
  • Qualified in Holistic Massage 20 years ago



Full courses in Reflexology start in January and July : They run for one full weekend a month for ten months; ending with written and practical exams. All courses include Anatomy and Physiology and Business Awareness.

Full courses in Stone Therapy start in June and November : They run for one weekend a month for five months ending with a practical and written exam.

Full courses in On Site Massage start in June : And run for two days a month for five months ending with a practical and written exam.

Indian Head Massage starts in June and November : And runs for one full weekend a month for five months ending in a written and practical exam.

Places on any of the courses are limited to ten students so early application is recommended.

There are also Home Study Courses in:
Anatomy and Physiology and Business Awareness and Healthy eating for the complementary therapy Client
Please contact The Academy for details

All students are expected to wear a uniform to give a professional appearance.
This consists of a white short sleeved top, navy or black trousers or skirt, black or navy closed toes shoes. If wearing a skirt tights must be worn.

At the end of the course you will have achieved an ITEC level 3 4 unit Diploma in Reflexology or Massage, or a Level 3 Certificate in the other therapies.

We aim to keep our prices as low as possible but reserve the right to change prices in line with rises in costs of materials.
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