Complementary Therapies VTCT Level 3 Diploma
practical attendance course
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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 skillful 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 skillful 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 well-being for the complementary therapy client.
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (QCF)
You are required to undertake the following qualification (this can be studied alongside this course, but must be completed prior to practical assessments)
Practical attendance & assessment: 11 days + monthly zoom lessons
Coursework: Home study and portfolio of evidence containing questions and assignment work
Written Exam: 2 papers
Training material is accessed via our online portal
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 - 11 days
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.
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)
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.
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Self-Employment or Employment as a Complementary Therapist, massage therapist, Aromatherapist or reflexologist .
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. For our recommended reading list, Sign up to our FREE student and therapist resources section -- https://holistic-therapies-training.teachable.com/p/student-resources-free
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 -
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.)
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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.
PreviewEnrolment & navigating the portal
StartWelcome to the course (1:25)
StartThe VTCT and who they are
StartPractical Training Days - Attendance required (6:41)
PreviewModule 1 - Introduction
StartModule 2 - Preparing your E-portfolio
StartModule 3 - VTCT Assessment log book
StartModule 4 - To do list
StartModule 5 - Knowledge questions (Coursework)
StartModule 6 - Case studies
StartModule 7 - Revision for written exams
StartModule 8 - Assessments
StartModule 9 - Optional - Healthy Eating unit
StartModule 9 - Course recap - video slide presentation lesson (11:09)
StartModule 10 - Aromatherapy (getting to know essential oils, blending slide presentation video & video demonstration of blending oils (19:56)
StartModule 11 - Reflexology FOOT (video powerpoint presentation lesson & reflexology routine video) (65:18)
StartModule 12 - Reflexology - HAND (video powerpoint presentation lesson & reflexology routine video) (25:20)
StartModule 13 - Body Massage (Video powerpoint lesson & Body Massage routine video) (56:18)
StartModule 14 - Aromatherapy resources - Essential Oil & Carrier Oil A-Z and more
StartModule 1 - Principles and practices assignment video lesson (15:01)
StartModule 2 - LO1 - Understand the key historical factors and theoretical background for complementary therapies
StartModule 3 - LO2 - Understand the main influences on working within the complementary therapy industry
StartModule 4 - LO3 - Understand the key aspects of good clinical practice