Excelsior Apprenticeships is recognized as meeting the core-curriculum criteria set by the Irish Register of Herbalists (IRH), the largest professional association for herbalists in Ireland, including Northern Ireland. Graduates can gain appropriate indemnity insurance and are eligible to join the IRH as professional Herbalists.
Herbalists practicing in the UK, including Northern Ireland, have a legal right to practice under the Human Medicines Act (UK) 2012. Herbalists practicing in the Republic of Ireland have a right to practice under Common Law. Overseas students can also join the IRH provided they meet membership requirements and are in line with any specific legal requirements in their country.
We are continually investigating and exploring other avenues of accreditation as the course develops.