FAQs

We are one of the leading Classical Homoeopathy Colleges in the UK, with a strong focus on simple, practical prescribing, and training our students to become confident and knowledgeable Homoeopaths.

The Diploma Licentiate course is three years duration.
The Post-graduate is two years (however you can begin this at any time as it is modular, and you can even register for individual modules).
The Calcutta Clinical training Programme is two weeks.

Diploma Licentiate – October through to June
Post-graduate – can begin at any time in the year as it is a modular course
Calcutta Clinical Training – January every year

The contact hours are over ten weekends per year plus 4 days of tutorials and 7 days in the Summer on specialised subjects and case discussion. Also, practical training at Allen Teaching Clinic for 6—7 days of Teaching Clinic per year.

Classes are generally 10am to 5pm (British time).

You will have access to the website student pages.
Access to your teachers.
A social media group connection with your year group.
All lecture notes are provided at the beginning of the year.

There are usually seven (sometimes six) Allen Clinics each year. During these you will interact with patients and discuss the treatment for these individuals In your second year you will begin to take cases and have an experienced supervisor for each case. This field experience is vital and forms part of your graduation criteria. The patients in your portfolio frequently stay with you after graduation and will promote your practice by recommendation.

The Diploma Licentiate programme can be taken via classroom attendance (in Chelmsford, Essex) or online via interactive video-link, with live transmission from the classroom; using technology from www.webex.com for excellent sound and picture quality. The experience in the classroom means interaction with students from different year groups in breaks with access to the extensive Allen College library.
The video learning means no travel or additional hotel expenses and also enables a diverse student group from around the globe to join us.In your second year you will begin to take cases and have an experienced supervisor for each case. This field experience is vital and forms part of your graduation criteria. The patients in your portfolio frequently stay with you after graduation and will promote your practice by recommendation.

On the Webex platform there is a chat box which is visible to all the participants, there is also an option to address a person privately. Alternatively, an individual may join in via their microphone so everyone can hear, just like in the classroom.

The lectures are delivered as per the timetable which is distributed before the commencement of the academic year. GMT time 10.00 hours to 17.00 hours on the specified dates. For the best learning it is expected that students attend in person and join in the discussion for optimum learning, however access to the recorded lectures is available for two weeks from the delivery.

For the best learning it is expected that students attend in person and join in the discussion for optimum learning, however access to the recorded lectures is available for two weeks from the delivery date. Attendance should be 60%

There are set home assignments which should be submitted prior to the next teaching weekend.
These are usually consolidation of the lecture material or reflective pieces. Students vary in the time required, however up to 10 hours a month.
There is a longer piece of work on a useful topic, set in 2nd and 3rd years. This is agreed in the group with your tutor at the end of the year and should be submitted in February of the following year. Students are expected to work cohesively and submit written work and present a section of their findings to their peers.
There are examinations at the end of the year which fairly test the material taught in the lectures.

No previous medical science is necessary. Our syllabus is designed to teach beginners to be proficient, safe practitioners with sufficient knowledge to be prepared for the consulting room.

The course has been designed to be completed in 3 years with strong emphasis in practical training. We will provide you with all the skills necessary for you to set up your own successful practice. Registration with the Society of Homoeopaths or the U.K Homeopathic Medical Association is available with no additional testing after graduation from the Allen College.

At the commencement of each year you will be sent the majority of the extensive lecture notes by e mail. Some lecture notes are sent just prior to the day allowing for amendment and current information updates.

If you like to speak to one of our graduates, please e-mail directly:

Donna Fox– donna-fox@hotmail.com
Beth Hatwell
– beth.hatwell@btinternet.com
Rita Niehorster
– ritaniehorster@hotmail.com
Maria Price
– maria.price1@btinternet.com
Marian Booker (for U.S.A.)- bookermwb@gmail.com
Prachi Midha (For India; ex- IIT)- Prachi.middha@gmail.com
Gayatri Balaswami (For India) – gbalaswamy@yahoo.com

If you’d like to chat with a current student, please get in touch with the office so we can organise contact.

You can visit the College with prior appointment or sit in on any session. or join an online session, without any commitment.

Any further questions please at (00 44) 1245 505859 or e-mail us at info@allencollege.co.uk

You will need to purchase books which you will be using throughout the course and after. We send out a booklist before the course begins and highlight the most important books. We recommend that you start off with a few of the essential books, and invest in others as the course progresses and your knowledge of Homoeopathy. develops. We suggest books that you will be using throughout your career as a Homoeopaths

We recommend that students commit to approximately 14-20 hours of study time per week outside of the classroom. This will benefit you hugely and will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding at a quick pace.

  • Extensive Homeopathic reference book library
  • Student kitchen and restrooms
  • Recreational outdoor space
  • Tinctures are available for students to purchase
  • Shops nearby if you wish to purchase lunch

Upon successfully completing the undergraduate Diploma Licentiate, you will be a qualified Homoeopath able to practise in the UK. Through our affiliation with the Society of Homeopaths, you will be eligible to register with the Society which has many benefits, including insurance, seminars, support and the prestigious RSHom status.

Also you can apply for registration with Homoeopathic Medical Association of the United Kingdom as our course is accredited by them.

We have classes throughout the three years on how to develop and build your own practise.

Students will be taking part in our Student’s Teaching Clinic from the beginning of the course, which gives the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of cases, with comparative Materia Medica study and simple prescribing techniques. Students will also start taking on their own cases in the second year, under the supervision of a Homoeopath.