Level 1 Lifestyle & Nutrition Course (Dip)

“Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Nutrition Consultant ”

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Level 1 Practitioner Course (Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Nutrition) (Dip)

“Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Nutrition Consultant”

Overview

This course caters to individuals embarking on their introductory journey into Ayurveda, aiming to integrate its principles into their daily lives. It equally appeals to those aspiring to harness Ayurveda professionally, seeking certification as Ayurvedic Consultants. Whether pursuing personal growth or entering the realm of alternative healing, this program is tailored to meet the diverse needs of learners.

Our students, ranging from doctors, pharmacists and healthcare professionals at all levels, alternative health practitioners, yoga teachers, therapists to lawyers, accountants, carers, full-time mothers and bankers and from all parts of the world, have all benefited greatly from learning this precious life science. Whatever the background and geography, this study of Ayurveda has been a part of each students’ personal evolution.

The Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition offers the equivalent hours of a full-time course with all the benefits of flexibility in learning. The intensive teaching and training significantly enhance students’ experience of learning Ayurveda and offers more support for our new students to aid in their goals of integrating Ayurveda as a part of their daily lives or to set up a practice as a new Ayurveda practitioner, than any other training provider of this kind.

The course contains over 700 hours of teaching, training clinics, case studies, tutorials, Q&A sessions via live-stream, advisory facility and forum via social media as well as self-study.

The structure of video e-learning ensures that all the live immersions and tutorial sessions are dedicated to students’ individual learning, face-to-face with the teacher and hands-on clinical training under expert supervision. This means being able to guide students on their individual case studies and performance in training clinics and focus on their specific questions in dialogue with the teachers.

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Dr Deepika

Unlocking Ayurvedic Wisdom: Learn with Dr Deepika Rodrigo

Discover the transformative power of Ayurveda with the Ayurveda Institute UK’s Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition Course. Delve into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and learn how to integrate its principles into your daily life for enhanced well-being.

Choosing the right teacher and educational provider is crucial in your Ayurvedic journey. Without proper guidance, the experience can be daunting and may even alter your perception of Ayurveda. That’s why studying with us is paramount. Our esteemed educator, Dr Deepika Rodrigo, is a renowned authority in Ayurveda with nearly 25 years of clinical practice in the West.

Dr Deepika Rodrigo is the founder of Ayurveda Institute UK and The Ayurvedic Clinic. Her extensive knowledge and experience make her the ideal mentor for your Ayurvedic education. Holding a BAMS degree and an MSc HPE degree from Hull York Medical School UK, she is a pioneer in fertility treatment and women’s health, having helped countless women achieve their dreams of motherhood. Additionally, her expertise in treating skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne further underscores her proficiency.

Benefit from Dr Deepika Rodrigo’s wealth of experience and join us to unlock the secrets of Ayurveda for a healthier, more balanced life. With 20 years of teaching experience, she has mentored many of today’s leading Ayurvedic specialists, dedicating countless face-to-face hours to her students’ growth and understanding. Take the first step towards the study of holistic wellness with the Ayurveda Institute UK.

Discover Authentic Ayurveda with Ayurveda Institute UK

Embark on your journey to holistic well-being with the Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition Course at Ayurveda Institute UK. With two decades of experience, we’ve trained over 1000 students, nurturing more than 500 ayurvedic practitioners. Our enduring success stems from our unique approach: our teachings are rooted in real-world patient care at The Ayurvedic Clinic.

Led by Dr. Deepika Rodrigo, whose three decades of practice in the West inform our curriculum, we offer unparalleled insights into Ayurveda. Unlike generic teachings, ours is derived from firsthand experiences, ensuring authenticity and effectiveness. This exclusive knowledge, honed over years of clinical practice, cannot be replicated.

At Ayurveda Institute UK, we’re committed to empowering our students with the best practices to leverage Ayurveda’s benefits in the Western world. Join us and discover how to harness this ancient wisdom for optimal health and vitality.

Dr Deepika Ayurvedha CLinic

Enhance Your Ayurvedic Journey with Ayurveda Institute UK

Beyond comprehensive education, we offer continuous practice development to support your growth every step of the way.

As you delve into Ayurveda with us, you’ll become part of a vibrant community within the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK. Benefit from mentorship and guidance, connecting with past students who are now practicing Ayurveda worldwide. Gain exclusive access to practice development sessions, special talks, and seminars tailored for our association members.

Moreover, enjoy perks such as displaying your profile as an Ayurvedic Practitioner on our association website and receiving 20% discounts on treatments at The Ayurvedic Clinic. Experience top-notch consultations with renowned Ayurvedic doctors and indulge in rejuvenating panchakarma and Ayurvedic massages.

Continuing your Ayurvedic journey with us means access to premium Ayurvedic herbs and products at discounted prices, conveniently delivered to your doorstep. Join us and unlock the full potential of Ayurveda for your well-being and success.

Dr Deepika Ayurvedha CLinic

Unlocking Ayurvedic Wisdom: Learn with Dr Deepika Rodrigo

Discover the transformative power of Ayurveda with the Ayurveda Institute UK’s Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition Course. Delve into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and learn how to integrate its principles into your daily life for enhanced well-being.

Choosing the right teacher and educational provider is crucial in your Ayurvedic journey. Without proper guidance, the experience can be daunting and may even alter your perception of Ayurveda. That’s why studying with us is paramount. Our esteemed educator, Dr Deepika Rodrigo, is a renowned authority in Ayurveda with nearly 25 years of clinical practice in the West.

Dr Deepika Rodrigo is the founder of Ayurveda Institute UK and The Ayurvedic Clinic. Her extensive knowledge and experience make her the ideal mentor for your Ayurvedic education. Holding a BAMS degree and an MSc HPE degree from Hull York Medical School UK, she is a pioneer in fertility treatment and women’s health, having helped countless women achieve their dreams of motherhood. Additionally, her expertise in treating skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne further underscores her proficiency.

Benefit from Dr Deepika Rodrigo’s wealth of experience and join us to unlock the secrets of Ayurveda for a healthier, more balanced life. With 20 years of teaching experience, she has mentored many of today’s leading Ayurvedic specialists, dedicating countless face-to-face hours to her students’ growth and understanding. Take the first step towards the study of holistic wellness with the Ayurveda Institute UK.

Discover Authentic Ayurveda with Ayurveda Institute UK

Embark on your journey to holistic well-being with the Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition Course at Ayurveda Institute UK. With two decades of experience, we’ve trained over 1000 students, nurturing more than 500 ayurvedic practitioners. Our enduring success stems from our unique approach: our teachings are rooted in real-world patient care at The Ayurvedic Clinic.

Led by Dr. Deepika Rodrigo, whose three decades of practice in the West inform our curriculum, we offer unparalleled insights into Ayurveda. Unlike generic teachings, ours is derived from firsthand experiences, ensuring authenticity and effectiveness. This exclusive knowledge, honed over years of clinical practice, cannot be replicated.

At Ayurveda Institute UK, we’re committed to empowering our students with the best practices to leverage Ayurveda’s benefits in the Western world. Join us and discover how to harness this ancient wisdom for optimal health and vitality.

Dr Deepika Ayurvedha CLinic

Enhance Your Ayurvedic Journey with Ayurveda Institute UK

Beyond comprehensive education, we offer continuous practice development to support your growth every step of the way.

As you delve into Ayurveda with us, you’ll become part of a vibrant community within the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK. Benefit from mentorship and guidance, connecting with past students who are now practicing Ayurveda worldwide. Gain exclusive access to practice development sessions, special talks, and seminars tailored for our association members.

Moreover, enjoy perks such as displaying your profile as an Ayurvedic Practitioner on our association website and receiving 20% discounts on treatments at The Ayurvedic Clinic. Experience top-notch consultations with renowned Ayurvedic doctors and indulge in rejuvenating panchakarma and Ayurvedic massages.

Continuing your Ayurvedic journey with us means access to premium Ayurvedic herbs and products at discounted prices, conveniently delivered to your doorstep. Join us and unlock the full potential of Ayurveda for your well-being and success.

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Student stories

Daisy (MBBS) felt that something was missing from her medical training as a doctor which she found in Ayurveda. “This course has blown my mind for its organisational proficiency. It is fully interactive… we got books, supplement samples, real patients.”

Daisy (MBBS)

Experience of learning Ayurveda.

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Student stories

Marco’s Ayurveda Awakening: A New Lens on the World
Witness Marco’s incredible journey after studying Ayurveda at our Institute. See how his perspective on the world has transformed through the lens of Ayurveda.

Marco

A new lens on the world

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Student stories

Lizzie about Online learning – The unique benefits of this online course: “…the Institute does all the work for me; I just have to turn up at the right time. There’s so much in each lecture …being able to rewatch has been such a huge benefit

Lizzie

The unique benefits of this online course

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1. Syllabus, materials & learning support
At our institute, students receive unmatched learning opportunities and support. Our syllabus is meticulously crafted, drawing from the comprehensive 6-year Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery degree. We emphasize topics directly applicable to practicing Ayurveda in the contemporary world while ensuring a solid understanding of its foundational principles.

Our vocational training is hands-on and practical, prioritizing real-life practice. Through training clinics, shadow consultations, and conducting their own case studies, students gain invaluable experience. Our commitment to providing internship experience ensures individualized feedback from teachers, enriching the learning process.

Join us to embark on a journey where theoretical knowledge meets practical application, preparing you to confidently practice Ayurveda in today’s modern world. Experience unparalleled learning and support at Ayurveda Institute UK.

2. Structure, Syllabus & Faculty
At Ayurveda Institute UK, we welcome students from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles, spanning ages 25 to 80, who seek a deeper purpose in life. Recognising that full-time study may not be feasible for many, we offer flexible learning options, including immersions and various media formats, to accommodate our students from around the globe.

Our commitment to accessibility aligns with our mission to raise awareness of Ayurveda for the benefit of all. Every aspect of our courses, from structure to facilities, practical components, and, most importantly, teaching methodology, is designed to cater to the earnest seekers of this invaluable education.

Join our community of passionate learners and advocates of Ayurveda and embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being with Ayurveda Institute UK.

3. Qualification & practice support
Upon completion of our accredited course, students gain not only essential knowledge but also extensive practical training to effectively treat various disorders, ailments, and advise on general well-being. They acquire the ability to identify predominant doshas and imbalances in the body, empowering them to create new avenues of livelihood through the ancient science of Ayurveda.

Our commitment extends beyond education. We stand by our professionals, supporting them in utilising Ayurveda for the collective benefit. In addition to our comprehensive course, we provide a range of not-for-profit support services, including continued advisory services through online platforms and live-stream Q&A sessions. We offer high-quality supplements and products sourced and provided at cost and grant free student membership to the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK.

Join us in harnessing the transformative power of Ayurveda and become part of a community dedicated to holistic well-being and service to others.

4. Fees & registration
Secure Your Spot Today with Ayurveda Institute UK!

Registration for this course offers exclusive benefits, including substantial discounts on related courses, products, and complimentary first-year membership to the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK (AAPUK). Plus, enjoy significant discounts on practice insurance and treatments at The Ayurvedic Clinic.

Places are limited and fill up fast! Reserve your spot with a £500.00 non-refundable registration deposit. The full course price is £4000 + £800 VAT. (£4800 incl. VAT) We offer flexible payment plans to spread the investment over the year.

Join our regular group video calls or schedule a personal call with our Course Director to tailor the course to your needs.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to embark on your Ayurvedic journey with Ayurveda Institute UK!

Dr. Deepika

Dr. Deepika Rodrigo

Co-founder of The Ayurvedic Clinic and Ayurveda Institute UK.
Chairwoman of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK. (AAPUK)

Born in Sri Lanka, Dr Deepika spent much of her childhood exploring the wealth of natural remedies found in the rainforests of her native Sri Lanka. Her fascination with plants led her to study at the University of Colombo for her degree (BAMS). She has been in continual practice as an Ayurvedic Physician for almost two decades in the UK from a number of well-known natural health clinics in London.

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Dr. Wathsala

Dr. Wathsala Wijesinghe

Lecturer at the Ayurveda Institute UK.
Vice President of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK. (AAPUK)

Dr. Wathsala Wijesinghe is a senior Ayurvedic physician, having been in continuous clinical practice for almost 25 years. She specialises in supporting women at every stage of their lives from menstruation and reproduction to menopause.She has helped thousands of people to prevent, cure or manage a wide range of acute and chronic disorders, including digestive disorders, skin problems and neurological disorders.

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What Next and Career Progression

“Unlock the transformative power of Ayurveda with Ayurveda Institute UK, where students receive unparalleled education and support to embark on a journey of holistic healing and personal growth.”

Graduates of our courses gain essential knowledge and practical training to treat a wide range of common disorders, advise on well-being, and identify dosha imbalances, paving the way for a rewarding career in Ayurveda.

Our syllabus, drawn from the esteemed 6-year Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery degree, provides a comprehensive understanding of Ayurveda relevant to today’s modern world.
Through vocational training in real-life practice settings such as training clinics and shadow consultations, students acquire hands-on experience crucial for their professional development.
As part of our commitment to continuous learning, students receive individualized feedback from experienced teachers, ensuring their growth and proficiency in Ayurvedic practice.
Further support is offered through not-for-profit services like continued advisory sessions, access to high-quality supplements, and free student membership in the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK, empowering graduates to excel in their Ayurvedic careers.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the structure of the Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Nutrition Course 2024?

The Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition for 2022 offers the equivalent hours of a full-time course. The intensive teaching and practicum hours significantly enhance students’ experience of learning Ayurveda and offer more support for our new practitioners to set up in practice than any other training provider of this kind.

The course contains over 700 hours of teaching, training clinics, case studies, tutorials, Q&A sessions via live-stream, advisory facility and forum via social media as well as self study.

The structure of additional video e-learning ensures that all the live immersions and tutorial sessions are dedicated to students’ individual learning face-to-face with the teacher and hands on clinical training under expert supervision. This means being able to guide students on their individual case studies and performance in training clinics, focus on their specific questions in dialogue with the teachers.

What do your students say about the course?
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Where can I watch talks and sample the teaching?
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How is the course structured?
The course is a one-year diploma, taught in 8 live online immersions (2-3 days duration) plus e-learning video classes and formative assessments which are completed prior to the immersions to prepare for them. Between the immersions we hold regular group Q&A sessions.

The course is divided into Core Ayurvedic components, required for successful completion of the Diploma plus Optional Components.

Together they comprise hundreds of hours of core teaching on Ayurveda, supervised training clinics, case studies, Q&A tutorial sessions, practical pharmacology sessions, medicine classes, Sanskrit teaching, Anatomy & Physiology online study, practice development sessions, home reading & study.

Students can also opt for the Personal Programme, without assessments or practical components. At the conclusion of the Personal Programme students will obtain a Certificate of Completion.

Please see our prospectus for full details of the core components.

Download our Prospectus for the year 2024

What are the live immersion and tutorial dates?

2024

  • February – 17th, 18th & 19th – (3 days)
  • February – 24th & 25th – (2 days)
  • May – 4th & 5th – (2 days)
  • June 1st, 2nd & 3rd – (3 days)
What is the benefit online?
Our courses are designed to be as flexible as possible. Students can tailor the course to fit in with their work, busy lifestyles, childcare commitments using a combination of live, online classes using Zoom, pre-recorded e-learning videos and recordings of all the live teaching.

The online platform provides synchronous, fully interactive classes which not only support your ability to focus and learn from the comfort of your own home, but also we have found to enhance the teacher-student connection in class.

What’s unique about this online course?

After many years of offering online courses, we have crafted effective and flexible learning techniques. Even practical classes from training clinics, to medicine sampling are curated to provide real experience.

The student-teacher relationship is at the heart of this experience and so we take great care to foster an online environment that allows the student to focus, engage, participate and most of all be personally connected to the teacher and the community. At the Ayurveda Institute, online learning is a real experience of being in the presence of your teacher. Our students watching the course even as far away as Australia say that they feel likes “being in the classroom with us”.

Whether it is pre-recorded sessions or live classes, it is as simple as clicking a link to access. You simply prepare yourself and we take care of the rest.

During live immersions online, students have the benefit of Ayurvedic experts online during the teaching to stay in communication and answer questions and offer insight so that it is a truly interactive experience.

For practical classes, such as training clinics, and medicine sampling we make the experience fully experiential by sending samples out, providing real volunteer patients and other ways to help students embody the learning.
See our prospectus for more information.

Download our Prospectus for the year 2024

Who are the educators?

Our educators are Ayurvedic doctors who are experts in their field after decades of clinical practice in the UK. They represent the greatest critical mass of experience and mastery of the practice of Ayurveda in the West. Learning from those who teach only from their own invaluable experience of treating thousands of people is the way to truly embrace this beautiful science. To see the profiles of our educators please see the prospectus.

Dr Deepika Rodrigo (B.A.M.S.) (MSc.HPE)

The principal lecturer and Director of the Ayurveda Institute UK and a senior Ayurvedic physician in the Ayurvedic Clinic. After 25 years of practice and teaching in the UK, she is widely recognized as a major driving force behind the growing awareness of Ayurveda in the UK. Dr. Rodrigo is a prolific teacher investing an enormous number of face-to-face hours with her students.

Dr Wathsala Wijesinghe (B.A.M.S., MSc, M.D.)

A senior Ayurvedic physician, in practice for almost 25 years. She has helped thousands of people to prevent, cure or manage a wide range of acute and chronic disorders from grass roots level in rural communities to hospitals and private clinics in different countries.

She has been providing her services to the teaching of Ayurveda for 25 years at every level of education from schools to universities and educating rural communities. She has presented and conducted over 20 research works within the scientific community during her career.

Dr Ranjith Gamage (B.A.M.S., MSc, M.D.)

Lecturer at the Ayurveda Institute UK. B.A.M.S Doctor at The Ayurvedic Clinic UK. Member of the Board of Advisors to the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK. (AAPUK)

Specialised in Ayurvedic Pharmacology. Senior Research and Development Officer for one of the largest and most innovative international companies producing Ayurvedic medicines.

Gabriella Burnel (BA Hons; Oxon) (Sanskrit teacher)

Gabriella is a scholar of the ancient language of Sanskrit and music. She teaches Sanskrit for all levels to decode and attain a deeper understanding of Ayurveda. She has dedicated her life to these disciplines and their capacity to expand consciousness and heal. Gabriella’s purpose is to bring an experiential understanding of the beauty in the sounding of the Sanskrit language and the purity of the alphabet. Having studied Sanskrit from the age of 4 years old and read Sanskrit at Oxford, she is a modern day master.

Yashoda Samajeewara (DipAMT, DipAPT)

The Senior Therapist and Panchakarma Technician at the Ayurvedic Clinic. She has over a decade of experience in the treatment of patients for chronic and acute disorders using Panchakarma therapy. She was trained formally in Sri Lanka and gained extensive experience treating patients in the UK. She has considerable knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine which she employs in treating and helping patients day in and day out within the clinic.

Geoff Sewell (DipAy-3year)

The President of the AAPUK, co-founder and Director of the Ayurvedic Clinic and the Ayurveda Institute UK. He is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who has amassed decades of knowledge and experience working in the field of Ayurveda.

Having established the Ayurvedic Clinic almost 20 years ago, along with Dr Deepika Rodrigo, his contribution to the growth of Ayurveda in the UK has been invaluable.

Ajanta Kaza (DipALN, DipAMT)

General Secretary of the AAPUK, Course Director of the Ayurveda Institute UK. She is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who has been working within the Ayurvedic field for a number of years.

Other educators

Other educators at the Institute include experienced Ayurvedic physicians, allopathic physicians, Panchakarma specialists, Sanskrit and music teachers as well as experts in practice development.

Who is the course designed for?
  • This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Ayurveda from an in-depth and practical perspective. It is ideal for those who want a career change, to earn a qualification as an Ayurvedic Consultant and become part of a growing industry in alternative healing modalities.
  • It is ideal for those who seek a balanced and healthy life, full of vitality for themselves, families and friends.
  • This course would also benefit medical doctors, alternative health practitioners, yoga teachers, alternative therapists and those currently working as Ayurvedic practitioners who want a deeper understanding of the science.
  • It is tailor made for those who wish to practice Ayurvedic medicine in the West and is uniquely structured so that students can begin to treat clients in the last quarter of the course and earn while they continue to learn in further studies. It is the first part of a trilogy of diploma courses, each building on the the last to deepen students’ understanding of the science and the art of its practice.
  • Our training has created practitioners who are shaping the future of Ayurveda. This means that the opportunity to create new ways of earning a living using the secrets of an ancient science are limitless. Please see our prospectus for ways in which our students have harnessed the power of this knowledge.
What are the pre-requisites / prior experience for this course?
No prior experience or training in Ayurveda is required.
Applicants must meet at least ONE of the following entry criteria:

  • At least one GCE A level and three GCSEs OR
  • Overall pass with merit at BTEC National Diploma OR
  • Complementary therapies-based Access course OR
  • NCQ level 3 in the Health and Social care fields OR
  • Science-based Access course

The Directors will consider applications from mature students with life experience or students with alternative backgrounds and experience, for example yoga teacher training or training in alternative therapies

All applicants must:

  • be at least 21 years of age prior to commencing the diploma
  • be able to communicate competently in English
Do I need to know Anatomy & Physiology?
If you intend to practice as an Ayurvedic Consultant, knowledge of anatomy and physiology arises in practice frequently and so we recommend that students complete a level-3 course.

The Ayurveda Institute is able to offer students of the Diploma course an online course in Anatomy and Physiology in association with our affiliate training body, at the special discounted price of £63.00. The Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology is an FHT accredited Course and is awarded 20 CPD points. Please see our Prospectus or click here for full details of ETS Training Anatomy & Physiology Course.

What qualification will I receive?
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will obtain a Diploma and will be qualified to practice as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition Consultant. The student is then able to register as a practitioner with the AAPUK (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK).

The Ayurveda Institute established the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals which is a professional body for the support and assistance of all Ayurvedic professionals in the UK and abroad.

What can I do with this Qualification?
The Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience to embark on a variety of rewarding careers, some of which are:

  • Develop your own private practice.
  • Integrating knowledge of Ayurvedic healthcare with other modalities, such as allopathic medicine, herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, naturopathy and yoga therapy.
  • Work alongside other health professionals in an integrated therapy clinic.
  • Work at Ayurvedic health spas/resorts.
  • Work within specialist pharmacies or health food shops.
  • Researcher, Teacher or community educator.
  • Ayurvedic product representative.
  • Working in the culinary and nutrition industry
What will I be qualified to treat?
Consultants will be able to advise on wellbeing and treat a range of health issues including skin disorders, digestive disorders, women’s disorders and many other common chronic disorders and ailments which can be eliminated or alleviated using the Ayurvedic approach. Consultants will be able to identify the predominant dosha and imbalances in the body causing the disorder. The unparalleled practical training offered on this course means that students have the knowledge, experience and confidence to practice even before qualifying.
Is the Diploma professionally accredited?

The course is accredited by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association). Upon successful completion of the course, students can register themselves as practitioners and members of the AAPUK and apply for insurance to practice through our partner specialist insurers.

The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK (AAPUK), is a home-grown community and support group for students and professionals. We are the fastest growing professional association for Ayurvedic practitioners and offer free expert talks and events online every month in addition to the many benefits of membership. Members can take advantage of significant discounts for insurance and be a part of the association that is paving the way for Ayurveda in the UK.

What is included in the course?

The course offers the following during the training year:

  • 8 live immersions online (2-3 days duration each)
  • Full set of e-learning videos & online formative assessments to accompany the immersions (40+ hours of video + formative assessments online with accompanying answers)
  • Full set of practitioner texts to accompany teaching
  • Training clinics with one-to-one feedback from Ayurvedic physicians with volunteer patients
  • Shadow consultations: watching real consultations led by highly experienced Ayurvedic physicians and analysis & feedback
  • Q&A live online sessions with highly experienced Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners
  • Ayurvedic pharmacology expert sessions: to teach and answer student questions on prescribing supplements
  • Ayurvedic remedy making classes with live online demonstrations and recipes
  • Sanskrit classes to decode common terms and Sanskrit sloka in Ayurveda
  • Full set of course notes and PowerPoint presentations to accompany Ayurveda teaching, Ayurvedic pharmacology classes and Sanskrit classes
  • Access to the recordings of all the live immersions and Q&A sessions and course materials for the whole year in your student portal

To support our practitioners in their practices the AIUK offers:

  • Cost price, specialist herbal supplements, tonics and herbal oils trusted by the Ayurvedic Clinic for over 25 years to generate an additional income in consultations
  • Practice development sessions designed to help set up or develop your practice
  • Access to student and new practitioner advisory services
  • Discounted Anatomy and Physiology classes online with associate training provider
  • Free student membership to the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals UK for the first year
  • Further discounts on courses run by the Ayurveda Institute UK
  • Certificate

Please see our Prospectus for full details.

What is the Core Ayurvedic Syllabus?
Please see our Prospectus for a detailed exposition and explanation of the core syllabus. The core Ayurvedic syllabus is drawn directly from the 6-year undergraduate degree Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery which is required to qualify as an Ayurvedic physician. There is enormous depth and breadth to the subjects covered in this intensive course. The subjects have been carefully chosen and critically focus on a student’s ability to use and practice Ayurveda successfully in any part of the world.

In addition to the core syllabus, there are also modules in Sanskrit, practice development and others.

What will I learn in Sanskrit classes?
We delve into the ancient language of Sanskrit to decode and unveil the deeper meaning of Ayurveda. This science was first codified and committed to text thousands of years ago in the form of Sloka or Sanskrit verse. These contain the pure principles which remain intact and applicable today. We teach and practice Ayurveda staying faithful to these original principles.

Sanskrit is taught by Gabriella Burnel (BA Hons in Sanskrit, Oxon) who has been teaching Sanskrit for many years.

Sanskrit is taught predominantly in e-learning video format, with accompanying optional Sanskrit kirtan sessions.

What course materials are provided?

For each module within the immersions, students are provided with:

  • Written materials – a comprehensive set of tailor made accompanying notes comprising
  • Reading lists from text books and reference books
  • Set of e-learning videos to watch in preparation for Immersions
  • Online formative assessments to complete after watching e-learning videos
  • All materials are provided in electronic version and can be downloaded from the student’s private portal on the website.
What practitioner reference and text books are used?
Practitioner reference books

The Ayurveda Institute commissions the printing of the Ayurveda reference books from one of the oldest specialist publishers in India. They are the practitioner’s bibles and are to be treasured for life. As these are expensive and difficult to source, they have been included in the course fees.

  • Dr P.Himasagara Chandra Murthy: “Ayurvedic Clinical Diagnosis (Based on Madhava Nidana) Volumes 1 and 2
  • Vaidya Bhagwan Dash: “A Handbook of Ayurveda”
  • V.N.R. Prasad: “Bhaisajya Kalpana Vijnana”
  • Translated by Prof. K. R. Srikantha Murthy: “Vagbhata’s Astanga Hrdayam” Volumes I, II & III
  • Vidyasagara K.L.V. Sastri: “Samskrita Baladarsa (Infant reader)”

Text books

Students are required to purchase the text-books themselves (available either in hard copy or Kindle edition).

  • Vasant Lad: “Ayurveda, the Science of Self-healing: A Practical Guide”
  • Vasant Lad: “The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies: A Comprehensive Guide to the Ancient Healing of India”
  • Vasant Lad: “Textbook of Ayurveda: the Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda. Volume 1″
  • Vasant Lad: “Textbook of Ayurveda: the Complete Guide to Clinical Assessment. Volume 2″
What learning support is available to students?
At the Ayurveda Institute we aim to offer students unparalleled learning support to have them practice whilst learning. The vocational training we provide is critically focused on real-life practice and using real patients as well as providing individualised feedback from our doctors. After many years in the field we know that our in-house vocational training is without equal because of the guidance, feedback and analysis provided by our educators. Please see our Prospectus for full details.

  • Live online immersions act as an experiential platform for students to embody the material.
  • Q&A sessions with our experienced Ayurvedic physicians.
  • Training clinics offer the greatest practical learning available. Students will conduct a number of supervised consultations with real patients with guidance and feedback from the experts.
  • Case studies. Students conduct consultations of their own with guidance and support in the final trimester of the year.
  • Repository of Ayurvedic Herbal Home Remedies – a database of proprietorial home remedies.
  • Online advisory service.
  • Facebook closed group learning support for students to discuss their case studies and other topics.
  • Whatsapp community thread for students.
What is the investment for this course?
The total investment for this course is £4,800.00 (£4,000.00 course fees + £800.00 VAT)
What support is offered for practice?

We understand that one of the biggest challenges facing students is taking the leap into practice. Every aspect of this course has been designed to make Ayurveda a living, breathing science that is practiced personally and for the benefit of others in a professional context. Please see our Prospectus for full details.

Syllabus & teaching

Vocational training

Supplements, tonics & oils at cost price

Practice development sessions

Continued free access to teaching and guidance after qualification

Membership of AAPUK

Access to advisory services from highly experienced doctors

Discounted rates for further education at the AIUK

What are the attendance requirements?
We require minimum attendance online in ‘real-time’ of 70% of the live immersions plus the examination.

All lectures are recorded and made available to students for the whole year, so students can catch up on missed lectures or recap at their leisure.

What is the investment for this course?
The total investment for this course is £4,800.00 (£4,000.00 course fees + £800.00 VAT)
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes. You can pay

  • In full
  • In three instalments payable as follows:
    4-part payment plan to spread the investment(total investment £4,854.00 incl. 1.5% fee charged by Go Cardless for 3 further instalments £1,218.00 in December 2023 andMarch and June 2024)
  • In alternate payment plans(available at the discretion of the Institute)
Are there any discounts available?
There are a number of options, including early registration discounts and scholarships. Please see our prospectus for full details.

Download our Prospectus for the year 2024

How do I register for this course?
If you know you are ready to register for the course, please download the application form from our website and submit to us via email.

We hold regular small group calls online via Zoom to discuss the course and answer questions that students may have relating to all aspects of the course.

We also conduct short interviews (20-30 minutes) with each student to get to know you and ensure that this is the right course for you. This is also an opportunity for you to envision how the course may look and what benefits it may hold specifically for you and raise any personal or financial issues you may have. This is not a sales call and there is no obligation to register.

Download our Prospectus for the year 2024