Our first year as a herbal apprenticeship

14925713_10153757679247030_8019400176628182566_nThe Betonica herbal apprenticeship began a year ago (find out more from our previous blog).

Things have moved so quickly that sometimes it seems like we’ve been running for a lot longer than a year!

What we’ve achieved this year:

  • Links with other apprenticeship programmes in the UK and Ireland.
  • A new home herbalist programme.
  • Confirming 15 excellent tutors (meet some of them here) to teach the four year programme.
  • Setting up our first community herbal medicine clinics in Tiverton and Wellington.
  • Welcoming 8 new apprentices into the first year of the apprenticeship.
  • Starting a more formal application and interview process in order to make it fair for the large numbers of people wanting to join the course.
  • Working closely with Elder Farm to supply herbs and a teaching space for the apprenticeship.
  • Working closely with herbal professional associations to ensure the course content meets their requirements, ensuring our graduates can join a professional body on graduation of the apprenticeship.

y1 - sw2 - d2 - p3What do we have planned in the next year?

  • Opening another community clinic.
  • Supporting refugee communities in the UK and abroad.
  • Welcoming more apprentices on to our programme.
  • Continuing to work closely with Elder Farm.
  • Establishing a herbal training exchange programme with other herbal apprenticeships.
  • And lots more that I can’t mention yet!



To find out more about the Betonica Herbal Apprenticeship you can download our full prospectus here.

Or get in touch with us via email or give us a call, we’re happy to talk you through your options.