Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: AC30403 GLH: 520 - 550 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 600/4846/3 Units: 6 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2018
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 103

Additional Information

Purpose



The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies (QCF) is a technical level qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an employed and/or self-employed complementary therapist, either within the National Health Service or in private practice. This qualification is based on Skills for Health Complementary Therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Core Curricula published by lead bodies in the sector. This qualification is recognised by the UK's largest complementary therapy trade body/professional association, The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and also the UK's second largest association representing complementary therapists; the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a complementary therapist.

Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to register with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is the government backed voluntary regulator for the sector. CNHC registration is compulsory for all complementary therapists who work in the NHS.

This qualification has specifically been designed for the 16-19 age group and builds on existing knowledge and understanding of complementary therapies gained at Level 2, enabling learners to expand the scope of their technical skills to prepare learners for employment in the NHS or self-employment as a complementary therapist in private practice.

The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a complementary therapist: anatomy, physiology and pathology, principles and practice of complementary therapies including health and safety, client care, client consultation; business principles, aromatherapy, massage and reflexology. The units which contain these areas are all mandatory.

Learners also have the opportunity to undertake an optional unit covering the principles of healthy eating and wellbeing for complementary therapy clients. This optional unit will help to enhance learners skills in providing after-care advice and recommendations to their clients.

Career Opportunities



Career opportunities as a complementary therapist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

- Beauty salons
- Day spas
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- Product manufacturing and training
- Destination/hotel spas
- National Health Service
- HM Prison service
- Cruise liners
- Hospitals/care homes

Further Learning Opportunities



Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a complementary therapist; learners may choose to complement their skills base by undertaking specialist qualifications in related therapies such as:

- VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy (QCF)
- VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Thai Massage (QCF)




Qualification Structure

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 6 components and earn a minimum of 103 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UV31267 L/503/7779 Business practice for complementary therapies 3 12 60
UV31268 A/503/7776 Principles and practice of complementary therapies 3 13 30
UV31299 R/503/7640 Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies 3 13 94
UV31300 D/503/7740 Provide body massage for complementary therapies 3 19 112
UV31301 T/503/7744 Provide aromatherapy for complementary therapies 3 21 112
UV31302 K/503/7725 Provide reflexology for complementary therapies 3 25 112

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

Documents


*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

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

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
Revolution Academy - Hair and Beauty Training Centre +357 26 930166 Visit website Cyprus
Sapphire Hair And Beauty Academy 01767 601909 Visit website Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire
Beauty Workshop Training 0118 978 6900 Visit website Berkshire - Wokingham
City of Bristol College - Ashley Down Centre 0117 312 5000 Visit website Bristol, City of
Positive Living School of Natural Therapies 01761 411043 Visit website Bristol, City of
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Filton Campus 0117 909 2357 Visit website Bristol, City of
Aylesbury College 01296 588588 Visit website Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes College 01908 637238 Visit website Buckinghamshire - Milton Keynes
Have Training 07787 532827 Visit website Cambridgeshire
Peterborough Regional College 0845 872 8722 Visit website Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
Mid-Cheshire College 01606 74444 Visit website Cheshire - Cheshire West and Chester
Warrington & Vale Royal College 01925 494494 Visit website Cheshire - Warrington
Truro - Penwith College 01736 335000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College 01872 267000 Visit website Cornwall
Truro College - Tregye Campus 01872 267156 Visit website Cornwall
Carlisle College 01228 822700 Visit website Cumbria
Kendal College 01539 814620 Visit website Cumbria
Newton Rigg College 01768 893400 Visit website Cumbria
Professional Therapy Training 01539 592963 Visit website Cumbria
Chesterfield College 01246 500500 Visit website Derbyshire
Infinity Training Academy 01530 812609 Visit website Derbyshire
East Midlands College of Beauty & Complementary Therapies 01332 368333 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - Derby 01332 342767 Visit website Derbyshire - Derby
Holistic Therapies Training 01237 423006 Visit website Devon
Petroc - Tiverton Campus 01884 235219 Visit website Devon
South Devon College 01803 540485 Visit website Devon - Torbay
Darlington College 01325 503072 Visit website Durham - Darlington
K2U Therapies Clinic & Training Academy 07855 175726 Visit website Durham - Darlington
3FIFTY3 Ltd 07498 403977 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Stockton Riverside College 01642 865400 Visit website Durham - Stockton-on-Tees
Sussex Downs College - Eastbourne Campus 0303 003 9300 Visit website East Sussex
Brighton Holistics 01273 672690 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 01273 667788 Visit website East Sussex - Brighton and Hove
Cheltenham School of Complementary Therapy & Beauty 01242 255440 Visit website Gloucestershire
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy 0844 335 0152 Visit website Gloucestershire
II Intuitive 01594 846293 Visit website Gloucestershire
International Beauty and Holistic Academy 01452 414770 Visit website Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - Stroud Campus 01453 769424 Visit website Gloucestershire
Bolton College 01204 482000 Visit website Greater Manchester - Bolton
Manchester School of Massage 0161 881 7171 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Newall Green High School - Sixth Form Centre 0161 234 4654 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Beauty Academy - Manchester 0845 601 8272 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
The Central Manchester College of Health and Beauty 0161 236 7181 Visit website Greater Manchester - Manchester
Oldham College 0161 785 4070 Visit website Greater Manchester - Oldham
The Full Spectrum Centre Limited 0161 711 0658 Visit website Greater Manchester - Tameside
The Beauty Room 01257 400080 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College 01942 761600 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
Wigan and Leigh College - Leigh Campus 01942 761452 Visit website Greater Manchester - Wigan
AHEd - Peter Symonds College 01962 886166 Visit website Hampshire
Andover College (A Campus of Sparsholt College) 01264 360000 Visit website Hampshire
Calming Influences Ltd 023 8040 6672 Visit website Hampshire
Farnborough College of Technology 01252 407208 Visit website Hampshire
The Academy of Beauty Therapy 01962 733352 Visit website Hampshire
West London School of Beauty - South 020 8755 4855 Visit website Hampshire - Portsmouth
Herefordshire and Ludlow College 01432 365235 Visit website Herefordshire
Oaklands College 01727 737000 Visit website Hertfordshire
The Isle of Wight College 01983 526631 Visit website Isle of Wight
Allen & Walden Kent College of Beauty Therapy 01474 353536 Visit website Kent
Reynolds Training Academy 01322 275807 Visit website Kent
Preston Therapy Centre 07796 297071 Visit website Lancashire
Preston's College 01772 225001 Visit website Lancashire
South Leicestershire College 0116 264 3555 Visit website Leicestershire
Boston College Spalding 01775 715880 Visit website Lincolnshire
New College Stamford 01780 484300 Visit website Lincolnshire
University Academy Holbeach 01406 423042 Visit website Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Beauty Therapy and Make-up Academy Ltd 07745 437513 Visit website Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire
Enhance Training 020 8303 9222 Visit website London - Bexley
West London College 020 7565 1200 Visit website London - Hammersmith and Fulham
Vogue Institute 07507 608592 Visit website London - Havering
West London School of Beauty 020 8755 4855 Visit website London - Hounslow
Paragon Nail and Beauty Training Academy - London 07561 012106 Visit website London - Newham
Nikki's Beauty Academy 020 8553 0868 Visit website London - Redbridge
Blackburne House 0151 709 4356 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
The City of Liverpool College 0151 252 1515 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
Wirral Metropolitan College - Conway Park Campus 0151 551 7777 Visit website Merseyside - Wirral
Central College of Health and Beauty Harrogate 01423 527994 Visit website North Yorkshire
Harrogate College 01423 879466 Visit website North Yorkshire
Redcar and Cleveland College 01642 473132 Visit website North Yorkshire - Redcar and Cleveland
Skills North East Limited 0191 250 4590 Visit website Northumberland
New College Nottingham 0115 910 0100 Visit website Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Abingdon and Witney College - Abingdon Campus 01235 216220 Visit website Oxfordshire
Shrewsbury Colleges Group - Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology 01743 342342 Visit website Shropshire
Elite Beauty Academy 07729 633758 Visit website Somerset
Strode College 01458 844400 Visit website Somerset
Bath College 01225 312191 Visit website Somerset - Bath and North East Somerset
White Rose School of Health & Beauty - Barnsley 01226 786763 Visit website South Yorkshire - Barnsley
Doncaster College 01302 553553 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
White Rose School of Health and Beauty - Doncaster 01302 367434 Visit website South Yorkshire - Doncaster
The Sheffield College 0114 260 2600 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
The Sheffield School of Health and Beauty 0114 275 0201 Visit website South Yorkshire - Sheffield
Buxton and Leek College - Leek Campus 0800 074 0099 Visit website Staffordshire
Stoke on Trent College - Cauldon Campus 01782 208208 Visit website Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
Lowestoft College 01502 525005 Visit website Suffolk
Carshalton College 020 8544 4444 Visit website Surrey
Gateshead College 0191 490 2495 Visit website Tyne and Wear - Gateshead
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College 024 7624 3000 Visit website Warwickshire
West Midlands Nail and Beauty Academy 0121 794 0612 Visit website West Midlands - Birmingham
Dudley College of Technology 01384 363000 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Halesowen College 0121 602 8025 Visit website West Midlands - Dudley
Leeds City College - Keighley Campus 01535 685000 Visit website West Yorkshire - Bradford
Hayden Health and Beauty Training Academy - Halifax 01422 242421 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
Institute of Healing 01422 845866 Visit website West Yorkshire - Calderdale
Pathway First Ltd t/a Pathway Group 01924 420010 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
Salma's Beauty Academy 01924 511336 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The White Rose School of Health and Beauty 01484 510625 Visit website West Yorkshire - Kirklees
The Central College of Health and Beauty - Leeds 0113 246 1966 Visit website West Yorkshire - Leeds
Olive Training 01985 840093 Visit website Wiltshire
Swindon College 01793 491591 Visit website Wiltshire
New College Swindon 01793 611470 Visit website Wiltshire - Swindon
Drift Away - Bewdley 07972 593065 Visit website Worcestershire
Education, Training, Health and Online Services 07712 649091 Visit website Worcestershire
Kidderminster College 01562 512022 Visit website Worcestershire
Guernsey College of Further Education 01481 737500 Visit website Guernsey
Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts and Design +91 26473050 Visit website India
Laurus Edutech Life Skills Private Limited +91 9790927896 Visit website India
Sidri International Academy for Skin, Hair and Nutrition +91 7838963383 Visit website India
Bali BISA (Bali International Spa Academy) +62 361 281 289 Visit website Indonesia
Devine Beauty Training Academy 07700 735133 Visit website Jersey
Elizir Beauty School +356 9942 5563 Visit website Malta
Ocean Beauty Academy +356 7906 6243 Visit website Malta
Peach & Sorrel Beauty Academy +356 2144 6640 Visit website Malta
North East Scotland College - Fraserburgh Campus 0300 330 5550 Visit website Aberdeenshire
Edinburgh College - Granton Campus 0131 559 4050 Visit website Edinburgh, City of
Fife College 01592 223400 Visit website Fife
Energise Therapies Training Academy - Glasgow 07889 815165 Visit website Glasgow City
Glasgow Clyde College - Cardonald Campus 0141 272 3333 Visit website Glasgow City
Glasgow Clyde College - Langside campus 0141 647 6300 Visit website Glasgow City
Kzn Beauty Training Institute +27 31 8280464 Visit website South Africa
Bridgend College 01656 302302 Visit website Bridgend
Coleg Gwent - Crosskeys Campus 01495 333460 Visit website Caerphilly
Cardiff and Vale College - City Centre Campus 029 2025 0450 Visit website Cardiff
Coleg Sir Gar - Graig Campus 01554 748000 Visit website Carmarthenshire
Coleg Cambria - Deeside Campus 0300 303 0007 Visit website Flintshire
Coleg Cambria - Work Based Learning 01244 831531 Visit website Flintshire
Grwp Llandrillo Menai - Coleg Menai 01248 370125 Visit website Gwynedd
Coleg Gwent - Newport Campus 01633 466000 Visit website Newport
Pembrokeshire College 01437 753000 Visit website Pembrokeshire
NPTC Group - Brecon 0845 408 6400 Visit website Powys
NPTC Group - Newtown 0845 408 6200 Visit website Powys
The College Merthyr Tydfil 01685 726000 Visit website Rhondda Cynon Taff
Gower College Swansea 01792 284049 Visit website Swansea
Coleg Gwent - Pontypool Campus 01495 333100 Visit website Torfaen
Cardiff and Vale College - Barry Campus 01446 725000 Visit website Vale of Glamorgan

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