Complementary Therapies L3 Diploma

SC111Strode College, Church Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0ABOne Year03 Sep 15Fee: 100% discount if eligible Subsidised Fee: 2390 Course Fee (24+ Loan available): 4670

Course code: BD3CT

What will you do on this course?

This one year course leads to a recognised qualification in Complementary Therapies and is suitable for students who wish to work in a Complementary Therapy environment.

You will study in depth:

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology;
  • Aromatherapy;
  • Reflexology;
  • Body Massage;
  • Principles and Practices for Complementary Therapy;
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene;
  • Reflective Practice;
  • Business Practise for the Complementary Therapist.

Work experience is arranged by yourself and your tutor towards the end of the year. This is a valuable and important part of the course and you would be encouraged to go to Health Spas and Complementary Clinics both locally and nationally.


Course assessment

Externally set written tests, practical observations over the year, extended assignment work, extensive range of case studies over each of the three practical skills areas, many of which are required to be completed outside of College.

VTCT Exam Board.


Special features

Work experience, trips, visits and demonstrations.


Next step

Completion of this course could lead to progression into employment in the Complementary Therapy field or onto higher education.


Student destinations

Students progress into local salons, spas, self employment or further study.


Entry requirements

Students must be 17 years old with 5 GCSEs grades A-C, hold a Level 2 Complementary Therapy Diploma, Level 2 or 3 Beauty Therapy qualification.

Mature students who have a strong desire to work within Complementary Therapy field may be accepted with equivalent entry qualifications.


Recommended resources

Complementary Therapy kit including tunic £115.


Emily LakeStudent Profile: Emily Lake

"This is my third year at Strode. I've really enjoyed all of the courses I’ve taken and would recommend them to anybody. All the teachers are very helpful and supportive."

Emily, a former pupil of King Arthur's Academy, previously studied Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy and has just completed Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies. She plans to gain employment as a Beauty Therapist in a spa.