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Level 3

This course provides the student with underpinning knowledge of anatomy and pathology and physiology of the human body including structure and function of the cells, skin, hair, nails, skeleton, muscles, nerves, circulatory and lymphatic systems, endocrine and respiratory systems, digestive, urinary and reproductive system and pathologies of each system. This knowledge allows identification of key factors of a healthy body.

Common diseases and disorders are included in order to identify conditions which might restrict or prevent complementary therapy treatments, and to assist in planning the most appropriate treatments. All students' work must be collected in a portfolio of evidence to include assignments, projects, written and oral questions and observed work. Externally assessed question papers will be set and marked by VTCT.

  • This course is a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy.
  • The qualification has been specifically design to develop your practical skills in Swedish body massage techniques.
  • This intensive paced part-time programme of study for Body Massage is suitable for students who are committed to a fast pace and 8 hours home study in addition per week
  • Body Massage is a holistic treatment involving massage movements and pressure techniques which are applied to the whole body, face and scalp.
  • These movements stimulate or relaxes the body, helping the body's systems to function and maintain a good state of health.
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Business practice for complementary therapies 
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies 
  • Provide body massage for complementary therapies
  • All students will expected to attend College three hours a week on an evening and are required to complete course work and research in their own time.
  • It is compulsory for all students to complete practical and written of 30 case studies, before they can gain the qualification and build a portfolio of evidence.
  • There are two external papers that must be achieved for anatomy

This course is an intensive, part time study into the fascinating world of reflexology. It is suitable for students who have, or are working towards a level 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology qualification.

Reflexology is a holistic treatment involving pressure techniques applied to the feet or hands which stimulates or relaxes corresponding areas of the body, thus helping the body's systems to function in harmony and maintain a good state of health. The course provides students with all the knowledge and practical skills they will need to be able to provide a reflexology treatment.

All students are expected to attend College three hours a week on an evening and are also required to complete course work and research in their own time. It is compulsory for all students to complete 100 hours of case studies, before they can gain the qualification. Students are also given the opportunity to carry out reflexology treatment on the general public within the college salons. Reflexology is one of the many holistic courses offered to students at West Suffolk College.

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