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Complementary Therapies VTCT Level 3 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This is an advanced level course covering many aspects of Complementary Therapies, which will provide a deep understanding and knowledge of this discipline. Practical skills will be developed to a high standard to allow employment in the Complementary Therapies Industry and provide opportunities to work in the Health Care Sector as well as progression to Higher Education

Course content

The wide range of areas you will study are: Advanced aromatherapy; Advanced reflexology techniques; Advanced massage techniques (Hot/cold stone massage; Indian head massage; Paraffin wax treatments); Thermal auricular therapy; Crystal and colour therapy; Relaxation and meditation techniques; Healthy eating for therapy clients; Reflective practice; Anatomy and physiology; Business practice for complementary therapies; Case studies

Entry requirements

Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age and hold a recognised qualification in Aromatherapy or Reflexology. All candidates will have a rigorous interview to assess suitability for the programme


Assessment is ongoing through assignments, research, practical salon observations and external tests. Extensive case studies will be conducted partly in College and partly as home study

Financial information

You will need to have the required materials and equipment in order to successfully complete this qualification. We advise that you purchase the specialised kit with us, order forms are provided upon a successful interview.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

On completion of this course graduates may progress to employment in a diverse range of establishments including health spas, complementary therapy clinics, cruise ships, sports centres, self-employment, and there will be opportunities to work within the health care sector. Graduates can also progress on to a degree in Complementary Therapies.

Further information

One year, full-time

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 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: L0018
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