What will you do on this course?

This one year course leads to a recognised qualification suitable for students who wish to work in a complementary therapy environment such as cruise ships, spas, health farms or self employment.

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 will be arranged by you and your teacher towards the end of the year. You will be encouraged to go to health spas and complementary clinics both locally and nationally.

Special features

There will be guest speakers to give you first hand industry experience. There will also be trips including The Clothes Show Live.

You will visit local care homes to provide complementary therapies to residents with a variety of conditions and you will have opportunities to work with paying clients in our Beauty Salon while supported and supervised.

How is the course assessed?

These will be externally set written tests, practical observations over the year, extended assignment work and an extensive range of case studies over each of the three practical skills areas, many of which are required to be completed outside of college. You will also complete a reflective diary.

VTCT Exam Board.

Recommended resources

Complementary Therapy kit including tunic £115.

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