In addition to containing practical information about conducting readings – including how to interpret reversed cards and approach card combinations – it discusses a wide range of theories that apply to tarot. In this vein, there is discussion about Hermeticism, the Kabbalah, astrology and Jungian theory in relation to tarot.
A look at the iconography of tarot and its evolution is included to aid your understanding of the images on the cards. Although most useful for those who use a Marseilles-based deck, Rider-Waite deck users will also find the course useful, as these images and their associations were used as a basis for the Rider-Waite. While many of the meanings would have been common knowledge in the past, and indeed when the Rider-Waite deck was designed, some are no longer as well-known and aren’t necessarily addressed in tarot books.
The Advanced Tarot Diploma Course also includes modules on designing your own spreads and tarot cards to enable you to further personalise your tarot readings to suit your personal approach.
A discussion on card decks, other than tarot, that are used for divination not only outlines the make-up of such decks but also considers techniques that you might find useful to adapt to tarot reading.
Finally, the Advanced Tarot Diploma Course contains a module that addresses going into business as a tarot reader for those who are considering taking it up professionally. It discusses a number of issues you need to be aware of and gives advice on how to set up and operate a business as a professional tarot reader.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
The Advanced Tarot 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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 £15).
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
Training Course Content
Module 1: Special Treatments Significators and Reversed Cards
Module 2: Combining Cards
Module 3: Designing Spreads
Module 4: Tarot Iconography
Module 5: Designing and Making Tarot Cards
Module 6: The Occult/Hermeticism and Tarot
Module 7: Jung and Tarot
Module 8: Intuition
Module 9: Alternatives to Tarot
Module 10: Working as a Professional Tarot Reader
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