The Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine and Healthcare

The College of Ayurveda offers a Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine. The programme integrates ancient Ayurvedic wisdom and understanding with modern medical science and Western herbs using a blended-learning approach that combines self-study, online lectures, classroom tutorials, close mentorship and residential clinical practices in the UK, France and India. Students will gain extensive knowledge and understanding of Ayurvedic concepts, Ayurvedic and Modern Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Ayurvedic Pathology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics, including Ayurvedic and Western Herbology. Research techniques and extensive clinical practice is undertaken to build student confidence before they become a competent Ayurvedic therapist or practitioner.

The unique feature of the programme is to provide students the opportunity to exit with a recognised qualification at the successful completion of each year. This means that students who are unable to commit to the full four-year Diploma can still enrol on the course and leave with a certificate that enables them to practice professionally as an Ayurvedic massage therapist or nutrition and lifestyle counsellor after one and two years of study respectively.


In Brief: The Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine (4 YEARS)

Offering a unique programme that awards students with professional qualifications after the completion of each year:

• Year 1: Certificate in Ayurvedic Massage (can practice as an Ayurvedic Massage Therapist)
• Year 2: Certificate in Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Counselling (can practice as an Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Counsellor)
• Year 3: Diploma in Ayurvedic Healthcare (can practice as an Ayurvedic Herbal Therapist)
• Year 4: Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine (can practice as an Ayurvedic Herbal Practitioner)

The course combines weekly online lectures with monthly classroom weekends to accommodate students with work commitments as well as those that are unable to regularly attend face-to-face classes due to travel restrictions. Online lectures take place over a weekend (Sat and/or Sun) and classroom tutorials are to be attended on a full weekend (Sat and Sun) once a month.

Course fees are £3,250 per year, with additional expenses for study materials and residential study trips spanning from one week (Cornwall and/or France) to six weeks (India).

Through this highly structured but flexible programme, we are happy to have students joining our course from across the UK and Europe.

For more information on the course, please contact the College Administrator by using the contact page or by sending an email to