Complementary Therapies - Level 2

This course will provide an introduction to the fascinating area of Complementary Therapies.

Complementary Therapies treat the whole person rather than specific aspects. On this course you will be introduced to the principals and practices for Complementary Therapies while developing basic skills in specific techniques including reflexology and aromatherapy.

The course is mostly practical and will give you the opportunity to develop your skills within our dedicated beauty salons. To support the development of practical skills and to prepare you for further study or employment, you will also gain a knowledge of anatomy and physiology in relation to Complementary Therapies. This will help establish yourself as a therapist in a range of settings.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Introduction to principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Introduction to clinic services and business awareness for complementary therapies
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Basic massage therapy techniques
  • Basic aromatherapy techniques using preblended oils
  • Basic reflexology techniques
  • Introduction to healthy eating and well-being for the complementary therapy client

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D (new grading system: 3) or above

Or

  • A relevant Level 1 qualification

Or

  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.


Career Path

  • Spa Therapist
  • Clinical Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Salon Therapist
  • Holistic Therapist

What qualification will I gain?

VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

Start date

September.

Duration

1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

City & Guilds.

Cost

Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23
and 1st full level 2
Aged 19+
and unemployed
Aged 19+, not 1st full level 2
and not unemployed
Free Free Free £2,237

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.


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Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.


Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:23

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.