(Advanced) Complementary Therapies VTCT Level 4 Diploma

practical attendance course

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Course available at the venue below:

Bideford, Devon

Course Dates:

(12 days practical attendance days)

Oct '23 - Fri 6th, Thurs 12th, Fri 13th, Thurs 19th, Fri 20th, Tues 24th;

Nov '23 - Tues 21st, Wed 22nd;

Dec '23 - Tues 5th;

Jan '24 - Wed 10th;

Feb '24 - Wed 7th;

March '24 - Wed 6th

+ monthly live video coursework support lessons (dates tbc)


The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Complementary Therapies qualification provides a progression route with advanced technical skills for Level 3 complementary therapists.
This qualification will enable you to add additional techniques for treatment application to your existing repertoire whilst further developing your knowledge of the theories and practices for advance applications of aromatherapy, reflexology and body massage.
This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you in providing advanced therapeutic skills within a clinical setting.
All units within this qualification are mandatory. Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable).

Entry level:

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 all 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.

Course format:

Blended learning: Coursework - Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work, case studies, practical attendance and online video tuition.

Training material is accessed via our online portal

Course content:

UCT11M - Interpersonal skills for the complementary therapist
UCT16M - Advanced massage therapy for the complementary therapist
UCT15M - Advanced aromatherapy for the complementary therapist
UCT17M - Advanced reflexology techniques for the complementary therapist


GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 253. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, assessments, written exams)

Home study (Coursework): This can be started at anytime

Practical Training: Please check out our current course dates on our website for the practical training element, additional dates can be supplied.

Model required?:

Group training = No, students will work on each other.

One to one training = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to the practical

training to practice your routine on.

Case studies = Yes, you will be required to work on models for your case studies.

Assessments = Yes, you will be required to bring a model along to assessments to practice your routine on.

Case Studies:

UCT15M - Advanced aromatherapy for the complementary therapist: You must carry out and document evidence for a minimum of 30 treatments. Five clients must receive a minimum of six treatments. The case studies must include evaluations and reflective practice.
UCT17M - Advanced reflexology techniques for the complementary therapist: You must carry out and document evidence for a minimum of 36 recorded treatments using all reflexology types to meet individual client needs. It is anticipated that a number of different reflexology types may be used within each study.
UCT16M - Advanced massage therapy for the complementary therapist: You must carry out and document evidence for a minimum of 30 recorded treatments on a minimum of 15 clients with a minimum of two treatments per client.

Exam Board:

VTCT – Vocational Training & Charitable Trust

Our students have been offered an amazing opportunity to apply as a volunteer at North Devon Hospice to offer treatments to carers and staff to complete their case studies.
The application is subject to interview & recruitment process.Click here for more details

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a Complementary Therapist, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist or massage therapist.


This qualification is designed to lead to employment in a variety of roles, either self-employed, in a complementary therapy clinic, beauty or spa facilities or private practice. This qualification may also lead to employment within a hospital, hospice or other healthcare environment.
Further advanced study at Level 4 is also an opportunity; the following VTCT qualifications are available:
• VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Clients with Cancer or Other Life Limiting Conditions

What’s included:

Training material accessed through our online portal. A coursework tutor is assigned to you for full support throughout the course. Fully qualified tutor for the practical training. A VTCT qualification is posted to you on successful completion of the course.

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own products, equipment (e.g. massage couch, aromatherapy kit) and massage oils in order to carry out your case studies. We recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, See our reading list by signing up to our FREE student and therapists resources section - https://holistic-therapies-training.teachable.com/p/student-resources-free

Qualification gained:

A VRQ – VTCT Level 4 diploma in Complementary Therapies (QCF)

This qualification is mapped to the relevant NOS (National Occupational Standards), where applicable. This qualification is accredited on the qualifications and credit framework (QCF). This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)


Please check your insurance companies requirements before enrolling on this course? (It is the students responsibility to check coverage with their insurers BEFORE enrolling on this course)

Here are some insurance companies, some with introductory discounts - https://holistic-therapies-training.teachable.com/p/accreditation

Payment Options

Pay by bank transfer, PayPal or PayPal credit.

Please note, if you choose either of these methods, your booking will be processed manually, and can take up to 24 hours to receive access to your training pack.

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Your Instructor

Karen Ashton (Course Writer)
Karen Ashton (Course Writer)

Karen has more than 19 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, which was launched in 2007. Karen is a course writer and author of 'The Essential Oils Guide'. Writing is her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge in beauty, massage and complementary therapies.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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