Complementary Therapies

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Qualification type: Diploma
Level: Level 3
Awarding body VTCT
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date Tues 12th and Wednesday 13th September 2017; 5pm-9pm
Duration 34 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

This course covers anatomy, physiology and pathology, health, safety and hygiene for complementary therapies.

You will learn about the principles and practices for complementary therapy body massage including muscle stretching and passive joint movements, aromatherapy using 29 essential oils, and 8 carrier oils reflexology on the hands and feet.

Course costs

Costs shown are per course







You may be eligible for fee remission on this course if you are aged 19 or over.
Please contact the college on 01325 503030 for more fee information, or see the Financial Help section on our website.

Entry requirements

A keen interest in complementary therapies.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

You will be taught using up to date resources in practical workshops, seminars, master classes as well as theory sessions with e-learning activities and tutorials. You will need to dedicate at least 4 hours per week of private study time. Case studies will be required for the practical aspects of the course.

  • Provide reflexology for complementary therapies
  • Provide body massage for complementary therapies
  • Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Business practice for complementary therapies
How will I be assessed

Externally assessed exams, assessments, assignments.

Case studies: Body massage - 18 treatments, Aromatherapy - 45 treatments, Reflexology 60 treatments.

What next

Career opportunities are available in spas, cruise liners, opening up your own business, mobile work, or working with hospices.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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