The 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.
What 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.