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150 hours
105.83 GBP excl. VAT
English
Online courses
Professional Training
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Course description

The course first introduces the subject, providing a universally-accepted definition and discussions on what alchemy is. You’ll explore the scope, use and prevalence of alchemy in modern times.

Delving deeper into alchemy you’ll discover the history of the practice, why it was invented, the various legends associated with it, and its contribution to the development of science and scientific understanding in ancient and medieval societies. You’ll also learn how alchemy is linked to many philosophical traditions, including esoteric alchemy, spiritual alchemy and psychology.

The development of alchemy was not centralised to any one part of the world but spread out across many major and ancient civilisations of the world. This course guides you through the contributions made by Egyptian, Indian, Islamic, East Asian and European civilisations.

In ancient times, alchemists were careful to protect their work, using signs and symbols to keep their secrets hidden to all but other alchemists and the learned. The Alchemy Diploma Course reveals the meanings behind these codes and with them the knowledge of the three alchemic primes, the four basic elements, the seven planetary metals, the mundane elements, and alchemical compounds, and the importance of each of these cornerstones of the practice.

Of course, you’ll learn about chrysopoeia (the hopes of turning mundane elements into gold using alchemy), the elixir of immortality and the philosopher’s stone, which helps in the attainment of these, and the links between alchemy and spiritual principles of Hermeticism. There are many misconceptions surrounding alchemy and its use, this course tackles these head-on - separating myth from fact.

Going beyond the history and establishment of alchemy, the course discusses how it has evolved over time, how it is used in the modern world, and how you can practice it. You’ll learn of alchemy’s role in traditional and modern medicine and the prominent figures who have advanced alchemy in recent years. You’ll also be provided with information on what to do if you want to become an alchemist and what your prospects will be.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The Alchemy Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.


Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.


This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Training Course Content

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: History of Alchemy

Module 3: Alchemy and Other Philosophies

Module 4: Alchemy and You

Module 5: Misconceptions About Alchemy

Module 6: Egyptian Alchemy

Module 7: Indian Alchemy

Module 8: Alchemy in the Muslim World

Module 9: East Asian Alchemy

Module 10: European Alchemy

Module 11: Magnum Opus

Module 12: Signs and Symbols of Alchemy

Module 13: Modern Alchemy

Module 14: Alchemy in Medicines

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