Validating Herbal Medicine Courses
For the past two decades, the European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA) has provided an accreditation process for degree (Level 6) courses offering training in herbal medicine that have been validated by universities. With the number of universities able to provide validation of herbal training now fewer than previously, the EHTPA is delighted to announce that ABC Awards through its Quality Licence Scheme Plus+ (QLS+) has agreed to validate herbal medicine courses to ensure that training in herbal medicine is at Level 6. The ABC scheme is independent of the EHTPA. Courses that have successfully undergone the ABC audit process described below will be able to apply for EHTPA Accreditation.
Validation and accreditation: what is the difference?
Validation confirms that the course's:
EHTPA Accreditation confirms that the course:
EHTPA Accreditation and ABC Awards QLS +
By achieving the ABC Awards QLS + and, thus, Validation of Level 6 Equivalency, a course offering training in herbal medicine will have satisfied the EHTPA requirement that all accredited courses must be independently validated as a Level 6 course. Validation by itself does not lead to EHTPA accreditation. Validated courses have to meet all the other EHTPA accreditation criteria.
For details of the EHTPA's Accreditation Processes and initial discussions about validation, contact Harvey Woolf, Independent Chair of the EHTPA Accreditation Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the full text of the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme Plus+(QLS+) (pdf).