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Over a decade of clinical and classroom experience

We are experienced health coaches, authors, podcasters and tutors. 

Our unique and original work focus on the six pillars of health: blood sugar stabilisation, adrenal support, hormone regulation, digestion, immune function and emotional transformation.

Check out this video and discover what is involved with studying with the College of Functional Wellness.


Accredited & Endorsed to the Highest Standards

Our diploma courses are accredited and endorsed to the highest standards in the complementary health and coaching industry including the International Institute of Complementary Therapists, iTEC, VTCT and the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

VTCT and the FHT are recognised as the UKs industry leaders in complementary health and coaching.  The IICT and iTEC are global leaders in professional qualifications. These awarding bodies are recognised as being the organisations who certify quality training providers such as ourselves. This will give your clients and employers confidence that you are trained to a very high standard.

Both our wellness and menopause diplomas will allow you to promote yourself as an ‚ÄúiTEC approved‚ÄĚ graduate.¬†

Meet Claire Snowdon-Darling

Claire is the Head of College and oversees the faculty. She is the Chair of The Kinesiology Federation Policy Board ensuring training standards are exceeded across the field of kinesiology. She is also the Clinical Director of the online clinic - Hormone Wellness.  

Claire is a featured expert on the national website and as a public speaker (represented by Champions Speaker Agency) she regularly talks at conferences, seminars, and podcasts (see her showreel here). 

As a clinician Claire has been in private practice since 2009 and is qualified in over sixteen modalities. She is an Advanced Kinesiology Federation Recognised Practitioner (AKFRP), holds Public Liability Insurance, is CNHC registered, and in line with the National Occupational Standards, is certified as a Level 4 Adult Education and Training Tutor 

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Meet Laura Knowles

Laura is the Managing Director - the driving force behind the college and instrumental in the management and evolution of the courses and processes. She is an experienced tutor and researcher. As a highly trained practitioner in a variety of modalities, she managed a thriving clinic for 15 years and prior to this trained and worked in Marketing (BAHons) for big brands such as Tetley, Wella and HSBC. She brings this combination of the corporate and clinical to her work in the college. She is an Advanced Kinesiology Federation Recognised Practitioner (AKFRP), holds Public Liability Insurance and in line with the National Occupational Standards, is certified as a Level 3 Adult Education and Training Tutor. 

Our Experienced Teaching Team

We are proud to have a fantastic tutoring team of exceptionally trained teachers who are trained in our methods, level 3-4 teacher qualified and each run their own successful clinics so are able to support you from a place of knowledge and experience. 

Zoisa Holder, Crystal Farmer, Tracey Cleeve and Pixie Tanner deliver classrooms, mark homework  and answer your questions in our student community. 

We bring a wealth of qualifications, modalities and experience 

Education and Training Level 3-4

Alternative Therapies 

Functional Nutrition

Naturopathic Nutrition

Counselling and Coaching


Claire and Laura are the co-authors of the book ‚ÄúHow to Improve the Menopause Experience through Nutrition and Lifestyle: The Triangle of Hormonal Health‚ÄĚ, due for publication in 2024 through Jessica Kingsley Publishing, and have been featured in a variety of publications including The Guardian, Woman and Home, Natural Health magazine, Platinum magazine and Bella Magazine amongst others.¬†

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