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Level 3 Complementary Therapies at Leeds City College

Course description

This is a professional qualification which will allow membership into the following organisations: Complementary Health Professionals, the General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT) and the International Federation of Reflexologists (IFR).

The highly motivated staff who teach on this programme are anticipating working with enthusiastic, dedicated pro-active students who wish to become successful complementary therapists in a worldwide market.

This programme incorporates both theory and practical units to encompass a broad treatment base in complementary therapies.

The practical elements are consolidated by the underpinning theory elements.

Course content

You will learn:

Principles and practice of complementary therapies

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology

Provide body massage for complementary therapies

Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies

Provide reflexology for complementary therapies

Healthy eating and wellbeing for the complementary therapy client

Business practice for complementary therapies

Entry requirements

Students ideally should have 3 GCSEs at grades C-D including Maths and English, or a Level 1 qualification in Beauty Therapy with the appropriate level of English and Maths. However previous experience and references will be considered.


Students will be assessed through practical observation, oral questioning, written assignments and end of unit testing.


Future opportunities

The qualification is recognised both nationally and internationally at commercial level and is recognised for progression to other Beauty and Complementary Therapy programmes at Levels 3 and 4.

Further information

Students will develop practical skills to perform a range of treatments meeting the specification of awarding body requirements.

These skills will allow students to work both independently and as a team, to gain a professional awareness in preparation for industry.

Communication and interpersonal skills are desirable for employment will also be enhanced.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 April 2018
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