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This is a fully accredited comprehensive vocational qualification that will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to become a complementary therapist in a number of NHS settings, complementary therapy clinics, hospices, care homes and self- employed mobile opportunities.
The unit of study include:
- Provide body massage
- Provide Aromatherapy
- Provide Reflexology
- Anatomy, physiology and pathologies
- The principles and practices of complementary therapies
- Business practice for complementary therapies
You will be required to purchase a uniform and small kit before the course begins in addition to any tuition fees payable.
How will I learn?
This is a classroom-based qualification delivered by our highly qualified and very experienced tutors. You will be required to undertake considerable independent study and skills practice to support your learning in the classroom.
This course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.
You will need to commit to approximately 8 hours per week of independent
study to complete assignment work and a considerable number of case studies to
develop your practical skills and understanding of the relationship between
reflex points and their effects on the body.
You will be expected to receive and give treatments on peers to develop your skills before working on paying clients for summative assessments which will prepare you for industry.
You will continually be assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods including:
- Written Assignments
- Oral questioning
- Case study completion
- Practical assessments
- Portfolio of evidence
- Reflective practice
You will need to be an Adult aged 19 or over and ideally have a 3-x grade 3 (D) GCSEs including English Language or be able to demonstrate that you are able to work the required level 3 standard.
Previous knowledge of Human biology is ideal or a keen interest in the
subject. You will need to have a mature, professional and focused approach to
learning with good interpersonal skills.
Acceptance on the course will be subject to attendance/interview at an adult information day with the tutor.
AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
Customer experience team 0800 0567 253.
You may be eligible to apply for one or more types of funding support for this course. You can find out more and check eligibility using the 'Course Cost Evaluator'
Course fees explained
The course fee is usually broken down into three components which are materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors, you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19 studying Full-Time courses have just material fees, and if relevant, Academy fees, to pay. Over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay.
How to enrol for this course
All Part-Time courses are available to enrol online via a quick and easy online enrolment form. Simply click the 'Enrol' button above to add your enrolment to the course basket, then click the 'Start application' button within the basket commence your enrolment.
If you have any issues applying online we also accept paper enrolments. You can download and print our 2023/2024 Enrolment Request Form. Alternatively, you can visit your local campus to collect a form. An enrolment form can also be sent to you by post, simply contact our Customer Experience team to arrange this.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 08000567253, email [email protected] or write to Part-Time Enrolments, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT.