Providing therapies for clients with cancer or life limiting conditions VTCT Level 4

4 day practical attendance course. FREE Skin cancer awareness online course with this course bundle

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Bideford, Devon

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Providing therapies for clients with cancer or other life limiting conditions

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Clients with Cancer or Other Life Limiting Conditions 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 to assist you to provide your 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).
This qualification requires 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.

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 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.
Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage qualification or a regulated equivalent.

Course format:

Practical attendance: 4 practical session

Coursework: Home study and coursework and case studies

Written Exam: No exam papers

Course content:

  • Providing therapies for clients with cancer and other life limiting conditions
  • Skin cancer awareness online course - FREE


4 practical session + home studies +case studies

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 a minimum of eight case studies for clients in a realistic working environment.
At least three of these should have a minimum of two follow-ups. You should aim to provide complementary therapy to a variety of different clients with life limiting medical conditions or those who are clinically frail.

Governing body:

VTCT - Vocational Training & Charitable Trust

Career Opportunities:

Self-Employment or Employment as a Complementary Therapist or massage therapist .

What’s included:

Course material available online. Practical training day. VTCT certificate posted to you on successful completion of course, including submission of case studies.

  • Skin cancer awareness online course - FREE

Additional Costs:

You will need to purchase your own products, equipment (e.g. massage couch / chair) 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 -

Qualification gained:

VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Providing therapies for clients with cancer or other life limiting conditions


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Your Instructor

Jason Ashton
Jason Ashton

I started Martial arts at the age of 13 as I was bullied at school from about 8 years old. Weirdly about 5 years ago I had one of the bullies who was an instigator of my childhood, contact me and apologise for their behaviour, but I just told them I have no ill feeling as if it wasn’t for them I may not have learnt any form of Martial Arts and in fact I thanked them.

So, firstly learning Aikido for about 15 Months, as well as secretly Boxing (Parents didn’t want me to do it). I took a couple of years out of martial arts but kept my training up privately. Until, I found a sport Karate school where I disciplined in this for 3 years, and then I also started with Lau Gar for several years. Eventually Training in Kickboxing, and pressure point fighting. After Starting a martial School, I started training in Krav Maga and thus completing my full circle of training.

I have had several fights throughout my time, with a record of 15 fights, 15 wins, 11 by knockout.

I have learnt a lot in my life with martial arts, holding blackbelts in 3 disciplines.

The one thing I love about teaching is seeing people doing what they thought was impossible, only for them to achieve their dream and goal. Martial arts do change the way you are and your life. You have a respect for life, and others

Courses Included with Purchase

Skin Cancer Awareness E-Class
This E-Class will provide you with information on skin cancer awareness to enhance your knowledge in your therapy business
Karen Ashton

Original Price: £10

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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