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Complementary Therapies — VTCT Level 3 Diploma

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 of the following disciplines: Aromatherapy, Body massage and Reflexology. As part of the Diploma you will also study:- Anatomy & Physiology, Business Studies and 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 theoretical 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 the qualification.


VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

This course leads to...

There is a natural progression to other related subjects in Reiki, Crystal Therapy and Colour Therapy.The qualification can also lead to employment within the industry and or self-employment or Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

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

Why study with us?

As part of your course you will have opportunities to experience a range of enrichment activities to include: - External Visits such as:
• No hands massage techniques
• Hand Reflexology
• Seated massage
• Hospital visit
• Fresher’s Fair
• Homeless Event
* Trades Shows

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163551

Course Year: 21/22

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

Fee for21/22 is 4670.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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