Module 1 - Introduction

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Welcome to the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage

As part of this course, you are required to:

  • Complete the online theory
  • Revise for your exam, there is a workbook to help with revision (provided in this online theory)
  • Sit your exam


The VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage is a knowledge-based qualification aimed at complementary and sports massage therapists, who need to understand the COVID-19 infection prevention methods required in the working environment in order to maintain high levels of health and safety in the provision of their services to clients.


This qualification is informed by national and international guidelines in relation to COVID-19. Learners must achieve the mandatory unit:

Infection prevention (COVID-19) for complementary therapies and sports massage


Throughout this qualification, learners will develop knowledge on the importance of social responsibility, the causes, transmission and effects of COVID-19, and the methods used to control transmission, such as correct hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). They will also gain an understanding of the safe working practices required in the treatment environment in order to protect themselves and their clients.


The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners to progress to further qualifications within their chosen discipline with an understanding of the role of infection prevention in relation to COVID-19. It also provides learners with personal growth and engagement, as the infection prevention techniques covered, such as hand hygiene, are applicable to everyday life.



On completion of the course you will be awarded VTCT (ITEC) qualification.


Throughout some of the modules, you will come across this image, where it will ask you to complete a task.

This is part of your coursework and is a requirement to complete the course.

Some of the VTCT resources are non-downloadable due to copyright, so please grab a notepad and pen and grab yourself a cuppa.

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