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Alexander Technique Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / ODL28

The Alexander Technique is more than just acquiring a 'good posture'; it is a process by which an individual can learn awareness of their physical and psychological self in order to transmit positivism through body movements.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

Some people move with grace and ease and seem to have good posture, freedom of movement and general well-being. Whereas others, use ourselves very badly - collapsing, tensing, distorting ourselves in almost every moment of our lives.

The Alexander Technique is more than just acquiring a 'good posture'; it is a process by which an individual can learn awareness of their physical and psychological self in order to transmit positivism through body movements.

Of course the Alexander Technique can help many physical conditions such as back pain, stress and sleep disorders. In addition it can be used to help musicians, sports men and women, and a whole range of task related physical activities where posture, balance and awareness of movement facilitates and promotes full function without predisposition to damage or pain. In addition, the technique can be useful in pregnancy and during childbirth.

This course is designed for those wishing to learn the Alexander technique in order to practice as an Alexander Practitioner/Teacher, and also for those who have an interest in learning the process for themselves. The ten modules will cover everything from anatomy and physiology, psychology, specific movements and postures, Alexander lessons, and practitioner role and responsibilities, and will also give guidance on professional affiliation, codes of conduct and how to establish a teaching practice.

Each module will be themed and followed by an assignment where you will receive detailed feedback from your tutor to ensure that you understand the concepts underpinning the course materials. There will also be some additional written activities within modules which are intended to help with assignment planning and for essay revision purposes (these will not be marked by the tutor). Following completion of the course there will be a 5000 word extended essay project, and for this you will be given the choice of several questions, so that all learning styles preferences are accommodated as far as possible.

Materials can be studied online or students have the option to have the materials delivered in print for an additional charge of £65.

Modules

Module 1: The musculoskeletal system and sensory perception
Module 2: The evolution and relevance of the Alexander Technique
Module 3: Inhibition, thinking and breathing
Module 4: Basic movement and normal postures
Module 5: Stress reduction and tension release
Module 6: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 1
Module 7: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 2
Module 8: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 3
Module 9: Alexander Technique applications
Module 10: Practitioner responsibilities

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required.

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade.  Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.  The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.  We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Support

This course offers full 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

course description

Course Description

Some people move with grace and ease and seem to have good posture, freedom of movement and general well-being. Whereas others, use ourselves very badly - collapsing, tensing, distorting ourselves in almost every moment of our lives.

The Alexander Technique is more than just acquiring a 'good posture'; it is a process by which an individual can learn awareness of their physical and psychological self in order to transmit positivism through body movements.

Of course the Alexander Technique can help many physical conditions such as back pain, stress and sleep disorders. In addition it can be used to help musicians, sports men and women, and a whole range of task related physical activities where posture, balance and awareness of movement facilitates and promotes full function without predisposition to damage or pain. In addition, the technique can be useful in pregnancy and during childbirth.

This course is designed for those wishing to learn the Alexander technique in order to practice as an Alexander Practitioner/Teacher, and also for those who have an interest in learning the process for themselves. The ten modules will cover everything from anatomy and physiology, psychology, specific movements and postures, Alexander lessons, and practitioner role and responsibilities, and will also give guidance on professional affiliation, codes of conduct and how to establish a teaching practice.

Each module will be themed and followed by an assignment where you will receive detailed feedback from your tutor to ensure that you understand the concepts underpinning the course materials. There will also be some additional written activities within modules which are intended to help with assignment planning and for essay revision purposes (these will not be marked by the tutor). Following completion of the course there will be a 5000 word extended essay project, and for this you will be given the choice of several questions, so that all learning styles preferences are accommodated as far as possible.

Materials can be studied online or students have the option to have the materials delivered in print for an additional charge of £65.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required.

assessment

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade.  Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.  The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.  We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

support

Support

This course offers full 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

modules

Modules

Module 1: The musculoskeletal system and sensory perception
Module 2: The evolution and relevance of the Alexander Technique
Module 3: Inhibition, thinking and breathing
Module 4: Basic movement and normal postures
Module 5: Stress reduction and tension release
Module 6: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 1
Module 7: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 2
Module 8: The delivery of the Alexander Technique: Lesson 3
Module 9: Alexander Technique applications
Module 10: Practitioner responsibilities

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.