Module 1 - Introduction
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Welcome to the provide therapies for clients with cancer or other life limiting conditions accredited course.
As part of this course, you are required to attend a one day practical training session.
Provide therapies for clients with cancer or other life limiting conditions
This accredited course Provide Therapies for Clients with Cancer & Other Life Limiting Conditions (Oncology) qualification will prepare you to work within a healthcare setting providing complementary therapies for clients who are suffering life limiting conditions or who are critically frail. Complementary therapies are widely available to people with cancer and increasingly to patients with a range of long term medical and life limiting conditions. These therapies are delivered alongside orthodox treatments, often within the healthcare setting, with the aim of providing psychological and emotional support through the relief of symptoms. This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge for customer care and consultation skills to assist you to provide your own therapeutic skills within a clinical setting. This course does not teach you about cancer or other medical conditions, or learning a treatment. This course is about customer care and consultation skills.
To be eligible for registration on this qualification, it is a requirement that you are a qualified complementary therapist holding a Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification in at least one of the three main disciplines of complementary therapies, namely – aromatherapy, reflexology and massage. Anatomy and physiology knowledge at Level 3 or equivalent is also a mandatory requirement.
Note - there is no specific requirement within this qualification for therapists to study a specific range of cancer and other pathologies. Therapies may be provided for the client wherever they are located: in a hospital, hospice, care home, or other care or support facility, in their own home or visiting the therapy room.
- This course is accredited with:
- Professional Beauty Direct
- Associated Beauty Therapists
On completion of the course and submission of your case studies, you will be awarded an accredited Holistic Therapies Training Diploma.
For this course, we recommend you to organise a work placement within a healthcare setting where you can work with both clients/patients and carers in a realistic working environment (RWE). Whilst it is intended that you acquire, over time, a broad understanding of pathologies, treatments, and implications for the client/patient, this does not imply that you will or could become an expert in relation to these in the absence of an additional health professional qualification.
Note - there is no specific requirement within this qualification for therapists to study a
specific range of cancer and other pathologies. Therapies may be provided for the client
wherever they are located: in a hospital, hospice, care home, or other care or support facility, in their own home or visiting the therapy room.
This qualification is designed to lead to employment within a hospital, hospice or other
Further advanced study at Level 4 is also an opportunity, the following VTCT qualifications
• VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
• VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy for the Complementary Therapist
• VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist
• VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Massage for the Complementary Therapist
To achieve this qualification, you must carry out and document evidence for 3 treatments.
Throughout some of the modules, you will come across this image, where it will ask you to complete a task.
This is a good practice task to get your business working in an optimal professional way! You do not need to send it to us, but are there to give you some tips and ways to improve on your working practices and to prepare you for completing your case studies.