Qualification Information

Sector: Complementary Therapy Category: Complementary Therapy
VTCT Product Code: AC20402 GLH: 450 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/4847/5 Units: 7 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023
Level: 2 Minimum Credits: 77

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020

Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies is a substantial vocational qualification for learners seeking to pursue a career as a complementary therapist. This qualification is recognised by the UK's leading professional body (the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)) as being fit for purpose for providing learners with the relevant knowledge and skills to progress to a Technical Level qualification in complementary therapy at Level 3.

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group. This qualification includes anatomy and physiology, basic massage therapy techniques, basic reflexology techniques, basic aromatherapy techniques, healthy eating and wellbeing, clinic services and business awareness. Learners will have their knowledge and skills assessed in a real or realistic working environment.

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who complete this qualification can progress to a Technical Level qualification in complementary therapy at Level 3, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage

Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 77 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV21265 F/503/7777 Introduction to clinic services and business awareness for complementary therapies 2 7 45
UV21266 J/503/7778 Introduction to principles and practice of complementary therapies 2 7 45
UV21294 M/503/7628 Knowledge of anatomy and physiology for complementary therapies 2 16 90
UV21295 H/503/7738 Provide basic massage therapy techniques for complementary therapies 2 14 80
UV21296 A/503/7745 Provide basic aromatherapy techniques using pre-blended oils 2 14 80
UV21297 D/503/7656 Provide basic reflexology techniques 2 14 80
UV21298 M/504/0318 Introduction to healthy eating and well being for the complementary therapy client 2 5 30

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

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NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
B-Skill@Gateshead 0191 2306690 Visit website England
Greenhouse Therapies 01244 637851 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
B-Skill@Warrington 0191 2306690 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
CTIA Ltd 01925 242814 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Cornwall Adult Education 01872 323033 Visit website Cornwall
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
White Rose Beauty College Chesterfield 01246 588773 Visit website Derbyshire
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Holistic Therapies Training Academy 01237 472109 Visit website Devon
Hartlepool College of Further Education 01429 295111 Visit website Durham - Hartlepool
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 763424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Manchester International Beauty Academy 0161 850 9770 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Central Manchester College of Health and Beauty 0161 236 7181 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Sun and Beauty Rooms Training Academy 01942 221511 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Basingstoke College of Technology 01256 354141 Visit website Hampshire
New Skills for Change 01732 220134 Visit website Kent
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - Wigston Campus 0116 264 3555 Visit website Leicestershire
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Norris Green Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Park Road Liverpool Adult Learning Centre 0151 233 8539 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
LivAva Training Academy 0151 651 0101 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Craven College 01756 791411 Visit website North Yorkshire
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Second Look Aesthetics Ltd 07860373253 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Bath College 01225 312191 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East Somerset
Life Skills Centres Ltd 01246 275366 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - Nuneaton Campus 024 7624 3000 Visit website Warwickshire
Coventry College (City Campus) 02476 932 932 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
The Amethyst Centre 02476440186 Visit website West Midlands - Coventry
EMD UK CIC - Bradford 01274 945595 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Institute of Healing 01422 845866 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
EMD UK CIC 0113 249 4369 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The White Rose School of Health and Beauty 01484 510625 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
A 2 Zen 01924 763433 Visit website West Yorkshire - Wakefield
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Bali BISA (Bali International Spa Academy) +62 361 281 289 Visit website Indonesia
Glasgow Clyde College - Cardonald Campus 0141 272 3333 Visit website Glasgow City
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Menai 01248 370125 Visit website Gwynedd
Pembrokeshire College 01437 753000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coleg Cambria - Yale Campus 0300 30 30 007 Visit website Wrexham