Irritable Bowel Syndrome Course


Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course.
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.IBS which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £245 UK.

Course Description

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a very common disorder affecting around one in five of the UK population.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder of the bowel or the gut. For some it can be anxiously very embarrassing as in extreme cases it can catch people very short with an urgent need for the loo.

Sometimes there is a rush to get to the toilet when there is actually no need to go, just a feeling or pain indicating you need to go. Other symptoms can include bloating, constipation, pain and bouts of diarrhoea. Other associated symptoms also as unpleasant as the above are flatulence, belching nausea or stomach sickness and headaches along with muscle aches and pains.

There are many theories and ideas around various treatments, some work some don’t. Medication as prescribed by your local GP is the most common. There are many other treatments including complimentary, alternative therapies in one form or another. Many people engage in lifestyle changes especially diet & nutrition alterations and the removal of certain types of food from the diet.

For some stress and anxiety can exacerbate or make the IBS even worse so for some, relaxation and anti-stress practices are of interest.

This course offers you a basic and yet comprehensive overview of the many varied views in general research findings on IBS and its treatments. This course is presented in an easy to follow interesting way.

Provides various approaches and strategies on how to better deal with the symptoms of IBS and techniques and strategies for handling the condition, physically, mentally and psychologically.

This course provides invaluable insights into the subject and treatment approaches to IBS and would be ideally suited to all kinds of therapists that may encounter clients with irritable bowel syndrome or related symptoms. This course is also ideal for complete beginners or even sufferers of IBS themselves. You don’t need to be a counselling therapist or practicing consultant to undertake this course.

Enrolment is open and on-going all year round and anyone is welcome to enrol with or without any background training or experience.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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