Complementary Therapies VTCT Level 3

practical attendance course

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Course available at venue below:

Bideford, Devon

Course Dates:

(14 Days)


January 2020 - Wed 29th

February 2020 - Wed 19th, Wed 26th

March 2020 - Wed 11th, Wed 18th, Wed 25th

April 2020 - Wed 8th, Wed 29th

May 2020 - Wed 20th

June 2020 - Wed 10th

July 2020 - Wed 1st, Wed 15th, Wed 22nd, Wed 29th

This qualification will develop your knowledge and practical skills to provide body massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.

Reflexology – Modern reflexology provides deep relaxation, revitalised energy, stress relief, preventative healthcare and balance to the systems of the body. You will learn to activate the healing powers of the body using energy zones that run throughout the body and reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all the major organs, glands and body parts.

Body Massage – This course will help you to discover the benefits both physically and emotionally from massage. You’ll be taught how to provide a skilful full body massage to ease those tired, aching muscles and to de-stress your client.

Aromatherapy – This course will help you to discover the benefits both physically and emotionally from massage with essential oils. You’ll be taught to select, blend and safely use essential oils to suit your client’s needs and how to provide a skilful full body aromatherapy massage.You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services. You may also choose to complete an additional unit which will develop your knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and wellbeing for the complementary therapy client.

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (QCF)

Entry level:

There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to

undertaking this qualification.

Course format:

Practical attendance & assessment: 14 days

Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work

Written Exam: 2 papers

Training material is accessed via our online portal

Course content:

Unit UC31268 – Principles & Practice for complementary therapies.

Unit UC31267 – Business Practice for Complementary Therapies.

Unit UC31299 – Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies.

Unit UC31300 – Provide body massage for complementary therapies

Unit UC31301 – Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies

Unit UC31302 – Provide reflexology for complementary therapies

Optional Unit UC31303 – Healthy eating and well-being for the complementary therapy client (Additional fee applies.)


GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 520 – 550. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, assessments, written exams)

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


Bideford, Devon - 14 days

Other Venues - 6 days (+ 7 training / assessments at our VTCT assessment centre in Bideford, Devon ONLY)

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:

You must carry out and document evidence for at least:

Body Massage – 30 treatments

Aromatherapy – 60 treatments

Reflexology – 100 treatments

(Case studies can be combined to cover 2 or more therapies)

Exam board:

The 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, massage therapist, Aromatherapist or reflexologist .

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own products (essential oils, massage medium), equipment (e.g. massage couch / chair) and massage oils in order to carry out your case studies. We also recommend you purchase a text book to support your learning, a recommended reading list is supplied with your training pack.



Karen Ashton, Founder of Holistic Therapies Training, has published her first book ‘The Essential Oils Guide’. Available in Paperback or Kindle edition. Click on the links below to view details or to purchase a book -

Paperback Book

Kindle Book

Qualification gained:

A VRQ – VTCT Level 3 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.)

Read what our students are saying about this course:

(Level 3 Complementary Therapies, Torquay & Bideford)
I just wanted to thank you both for today. I can’t believe I actually made it to this point! You’ve both been absolutely incredible at helping me through it.
I’ve already taken 3 bookings and I’ve only been qualified for a few hours!
Im honestly so grateful to you both and the awesome (and incredibly patient Helen)
I can’t wait to do more courses with you.
Thank you again. K.D. 28/06/19


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Payment Options

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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.

Your Instructor

Karen Ashton
Karen Ashton

Karen has more than 16 years experience in the industry, she is the founder of Holistic Therapies Training, 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.

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Original Price: £80

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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