About the Plaskett College

Our Philosophy & Teaching Methods

Our Philosophy

To provide quality training in the study of nutrition and health that is truly holistic in its nature.

To equip our students with the depth of knowledge and range of skills needed for competency and success.

To foster personal growth by presenting ideas and tasks relating to the integration of science and naturopathic thinking

To instil a spirit of professionalism in all that we teach and all that we do.

Our Teaching Methods

The courses are presented via our Moodle online study platform.  You also have the option of purchasing a hard copy of the course material should you prefer to study in this format.

You are assigned a course Tutor to provide email and/or telephone support via Skype for the duration of your study period.

There are no formal attendance examinations, all assessment is in the form of questions, assignments and case studies which all provide the opportunity to fully demonstrate all that you have learned throughout your course.

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About Dr. Lawrence Plaskett

Dr. Lawrence Plaskett graduated from Cambridge University in 1956 as a biochemist and then completed a PhD at University College Hospital Medical School, London in 1960. He then became a Lecturer in Medical Biochemistry at Edinburgh University Medical School (1960-65). 

At this time he was a specialist in thyroid biochemistry and thyroid diseases. Changing to the food industry, he was Research Director for an international group (1965-74) and subsequently established his own Biotechnology Consultancy Company (1975-82) serving the Food and Bio-Energy Industries and contributing to the bio-energy policies of UK, EU and Brazil.

From the later 1970's he developed his interest in unorthodox approaches to clinical nutrition and Chinese medicine and he established a multi-disciplined alternative medicine clinic in the South West of the UK and a practice in London's Upper Harley Street.

He was first in the UK to set up a College for training Nutritional Medicine Practitioners in 1982, teaching a holistic approach. His College of 700 students took up a leading position in the UK and now licences his training courses to colleges worldwide, covering Nutritional Medicine, Iridology and Weight Management.

Lawrence Plaskett has in all some 80 publications consisting of research papers, UK and US patent applications and scientific reports on his research and consulting assignments. He has written many articles and newsletters on nutritional issues and designed a range of nutritional supplement products. He is known for having produced a nutritional cancer therapy protocol that includes use of Aloe vera that has been applied in the UK. His experience from this has now been recorded in his book "The Nutritional Therapy of Cancer"

The Benefits of Studying with Us

Nutritional Expertise

Each of the courses has evolved from Dr. Plaskett's orthodox training in biochemistry and his later conversion to the holistic concepts of naturopathy or nature cure.  The courses developed in breadth and depth as a result of his 20 years + experience as a practitioner, teacher, researcher and writer in nutritional medicine - some may say that Dr. Plaskett is the Grandfather of Nutritional Medicine in the UK.

All of the Plaskett Nutrition College tutors have also completed Dr.Plaskett's training and fully embrace the philosophy behind his teachings.

Flexible, distance learning

Whatever your goals or life circumstances are, the Plaskett Nutrition College course provision is designed to fit around you and to make your study experience as enjoyable and smooth as possible.  You can move seamlessly from one course to another, or even study more than one course simultaneously. The Plaskett Nutrition College enables you to gain qualifications when you need them.

Unlimited access to the online campus allows you to study our courses from anywhere in the world and with no set timetable or attendance requirement, you have the option to continue with your current commitments while you study. Our online campus can be viewed using a desktop, tablet or mobile device which provides you with the freedom to create your own routine and study at your own comfortable pace in the environment of your choice. 

Worldwide study

Our fully supported distance-learning format (no attendance requirement) makes our courses readily available to students worldwide who wish to gain an international qualification that are accredited by the IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists).

Our online study platform offers you the opportunity to interact and network with other like-minded students from a diverse range of cultures. 

With Licensees in various locations around the world, students can enjoy international training with intra-country support.  We are always open to discussion from Plaskett-trained students who are keen to operate as a licensee in their territory.

Our courses have also been translated into Spanish and are available to Spanish-speaking students via our Licensee based in Spain.

excellent value for money

We are often asked why our courses are so cheap compared to other institutions offering similar qualifications.  The reason for this is that for many years we were operating as a not-for-profit company and although this is no longer the case, we made the decision to keep the prices affordable to our audience.  We have a worldwide student base and more typical course fees would put study out of reach for students in many territories due to a weaker economy.  We want Dr Lawrence Plaskett’s teachings to spread far and wide and do not wish our course pricing structure to be a block to future health in societies.  Please be assured that the pricing not a reflection of the quality of the course, you are more than welcome to request to preview a course sample if you so wish.

A holistic approach

The most fundamental underlying principle of Alternative Medicine is that of promoting and supporting the body’s inherent ability to heal itself, to heal from within. That is what Naturopathy seeks to do. It seeks to clear away the obstacles to the body’s ways of self-healing. It also seeks to support and strengthen the forces within the body that are responsible for that healing.

Most training programmes for nutritional practitioners today are not Naturopathic and this is something that we pride ourselves on being able to offer at the Plaskett College: a range of courses that are truly naturopathic in nature. ***Read more about Naturopathy here***

Accredited courses

Our courses are accredited by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT).  We are also recognised by the FNTP, the The Society of Naturopaths and the Wholistic Society.

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