Student should have the following:
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above normally including Maths and English language; grade 4/C or above in a relevant subject qualification is sometimes required.
For progressing students, a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject and English language and Maths at Level 2. Progressing students without English or Maths at GCSE grade 4/C will be required to study these as part of their programme of study.
The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.
There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.
Learners must be aged 18 or over.
VTCT have a pre-requisite for the level 2 award in infection prevention which must be achieved as part of their main qualification. In some instances there will be a registration fee of £20 which will be discussed within your induction
As a society we are becoming more aware of the need to take better care of ourselves. As a result there is an increasing demand for professional therapists. Complementary therapists are concerned with improving peoples well being, either through offering body treatments or recommending home care and life style advice.
The course is designed for dedicated students who wish to obtain nationally recognised practitioners qualification awarded by VTCT, covering a range of complementary therapies. The course has been designed in a module format, which means a high level of attendance and commitment is essential for successful completion. Students attend College 2.5 / 3 days per week, plus at least 10 hours per week at home to complete practical case study work, exam revision and theory.
As part of the qualification learners are required to complete 200 case studies internally and externally from college:
The qualification gives the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to carry out the technical services in aromatherapy, body massage and reflexology. The qualification is mapped to the national occupational standards by Skills for Health.
All students are required to:
Full PPE must be worn when completing treatments (face shield, type II medical mask, apron, Gloves). This a mandatory requirement for all students to wear, no exceptions.
The Complementary Therapy course contains both theoretical and practical classes. Within these sessions your progress is continually assessed against the national standards. You will gain the necessary experience working with clients in our commercial salons, including reception and management skills.
In addition to this task based learning, client case studies, assignments, role plays, practical treatments and Information Technology (IT) skills will be gathered into a portfolio of evidence. Your skills and knowledge is finally tested via externally and internally set written independent assessment papers and a range of practical skills assessments to commercial standards.
As an essential part of learning all students will be expected to receive and complete treatments (unless medically exempt) within the practical session from peers.
Typical employment prospects in the holistic and complementary therapy Industry include:
Tops Day Nurseries offers flexible hours, so you only book and pay for the hours you need.
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