Complementary Therapies — VTCT Level 3 Diploma

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Course information

Holistic therapies are those concerned with treating the whole person rather than one specific aspect. This course is designed for students wishing to gain a formal qualification in Complementary Therapies allowing you to practise as a therapist. The content of the course comprises the following disciplines: Aromatherapy
Body massage
As part of the Diploma you will also study:-
Anatomy & Physiology, Health & safety legislation.
Your tutor will assess you in one of the college's salons. The salon will reflect a realistic environment and you will be expected to work on real clients in a competent way in order to achieve each of the units. In addition you will need to complete a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio supports your practical expertise and shows that you understand the theorectical concepts behind the practical tasks that you are able to carry out.
Due to the demands of the course home study is an ESSENTIAL requirement in order to achieve qualification.
This course is Advanced Learner Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.


VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies QCF

This course leads to...

There is a natural progression to other related subjects in Reiki, crystal therapy and colour therapy also the qualification can lead to employment within the industry and or self employment.

Higher Education

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 18 or over and must demonstrate an appropriate level of interpersonal skills as this is a customer focused industry and have a reasonable level of Maths and English (Level 1).

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 157583

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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