|VTCT Product Code: CT4D2||GLH: 186||Age Restriction: 18|
|Qualification Number: 601/8314/7||Units: 4||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2022|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Statement of Purpose
The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Clients with Cancer or other Life Limiting Conditions qualification will prepare you to work within a healthcare setting providing complementary therapies for clients who are suffering life limiting conditions or who are critically frail. Complementary therapies are widely available to people with cancer and increasingly to patients with a range of long term medical and life limiting conditions. These therapies are delivered alongside orthodox treatments, often within the healthcare setting, with the aim of providing psychological and emotional support through the relief of symptoms.
Who is this qualification for?
VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Clients with Cancer or other Life Limiting Conditions qualification provides a specialised progression route with advanced technical knowledge and skills for Level 3 complementary therapists.
To be eligible for registration on this qualification, it is a requirement that you are a qualified complementary therapist holding a Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification in at least one of the three main disciplines of complementary therapies, namely - aromatherapy, reflexology and massage. Anatomy and physiology knowledge at Level 3 or equivalent is also a mandatory requirement.
What does this qualification cover?
Through this qualification you will develop your interpersonal skills while expanding your understanding of providing therapies to clients with cancer or other life limiting conditions. This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you to provide your therapeutic skills within a clinical setting. All units within this qualification are mandatory. Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable).
What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification is designed to lead employment in a variety of roles, either self employed, in a complementary therapy clinic, beauty or spa facilities or private practice. This qualification may also lead to employment within a hospital, hospice or other healthcare environments.
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4 in one or more of the following areas:
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Complementary Therapies
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy for the Complementary Therapist
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Massage for the Complementary Therapist
- VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Stress Management Strategies
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
This qualification has been developed collaboratively with employers, professional associations and key stakeholders in the massage therapy sector. Because of this, the knowledge, skills and competencies gained will provide the best possible opportunity for progression into employment.
This qualification is formally supported by the following organisations:
- Federation of Holistic Therapists (Further information on FHT can be found on their website.)
Mandatory Unit Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UCT10M||T/507/8519||Principles of providing complementary therapies in a healthcare setting||4||130|
|UCT11M||K/507/8520||Interpersonal skills for the complementary therapist||3||30|
|UCT13M||H/507/9567||Provide complementary therapies for people with life limiting conditions||4|
|UCT14M||R/507/9273||Working with healthcare professionals||4|
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