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COURSE PROSPECTUS 2017


WELCOME Welcome to Professional Therapy Training we are a specialist training provider, teaching flexible training courses in Holistic Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology and a range of other related Body and Beauty Therapies. Our courses are taught by highly professional and passionate tutors with many years experience in both industry training and teaching. This, in conjunction with small class sizes and plenty of hands on learning, ensures that all our students are well supported and qualify with confidence in their chosen therapy. Whether you are a beginner looking for a highly regarded accredited practitioner qualification, or an experienced therapist wanting to further your knowledge and skills, Professional Therapy Training has a range of qualifications for you to choose from. Once qualified, our students benefit from continual support and often return to complete more courses with us or take up the opportunity to hire our therapy rooms on the completion of our training.

ANGELA DACOSTA & MICHELLE LEWIN


INDEX LEVEL 2 BEAUTY WAX DEPILATION FACIAL MASSAGE AND SKINCARE BEAUTY THERAPY STUDIES EYEBROW & EYELASH TREATMENTS MAKE-UP NAIL TREATMENTS LEVEL 3 MASSAGE THERAPIES MASSAGE USING PRE-BLENDED OILS INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE MASSAGE THERAPY STONE THERAPY MASSAGE SWEDISH MASSAGE LEVEL 3 COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY AROMATHERAPY COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES HEALTHY EATING & WELL-BEING MASSAGE REFLEXOLOGY LEVEL 4 COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES AROMATHERAPY COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES ADVANCED REFLEXOLOGY STRESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ADVANCED MASSAGE SPORTS MASSAGE PROVIDING THERAPIES FOR CLIENTS WITH CANCER OR OTHER LIFE LIMITING CONDITIONS ADDITIONAL COURSES EDUCATION AND TRAINING ASSESSING VOCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OF ASSESSMENT PROCESS EPILATION SKIN BLEMISH REMOVAL GENERAL INFORMATION


BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATES


WAX DEPILATION BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 AWARD WAX DEPILATION

The speedy removal of superfluous hair has long been one of the most popular treatments therapists can offer. The VTCT Level 2 Award in Wax Depilation is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to remove T using waxing techniques.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements to this qualification.

COURSE CONTENT: This unit is about removing hair using waxing techniques. The areas to be treated include the eyebrows, face, legs, underarms & bikini line. You will carry out a consultation, prepare & plan the treatment & provide aftercare advice including the avoidance of certain activities & the use of homecare products. Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health & safety practice in a salon environment, client care & communication in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge & understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in

electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Beauty Therapy qualifications at Level 2, 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients.


FACIAL MASSAGE & SKIN CARE COURSE CONTENT: In this unit you will learn about maintaining & improving facial skin condition using exfoliation, skin warming, comedone extraction, facial massage, mask treatments & moisturizing. You will need to maintain effective health, safety & hygiene procedures throughout your work Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health & safety practice in a salon environment, client care & communication in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge & understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification.

BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 AWARD FACIAL MASSAGE & SKIN CARE

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Beauty Therapy qualifications at Level 2, 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients.

This treatment offers clients one of the most relaxing treatments whilst providing their skin with some well earned attention to cleanse, rejuvenate & protect. A range of natural products specifically designed for their age & skin type will ensure the best results & aftercare. The VTCT Level 2 Award in Facial Massage & Skin Care is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide facial skin care. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements to this qualification.


BEAUTY THERAPY STUDIES BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA BEAUTY THERAPY STUDIES

The Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills by covering the following mandatory units; facial skincare, waxing, eyelash & eyebrow treatments, manicure, pedicure, makeup application, client care & health & safety.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements to this qualification.

COURSE CONTENT: Underpinning this qualification, you will develop a sound knowledge of health & safety practice & anatomy & physiology. You will also develop knowledge & understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services. Career opportunities exist in a variety of contexts as a beauty therapist, including: working in commercial beauty salons, working in a retail concession in a department store, and working independently/self-employed/ mobile/home-based settings TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may

be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Beauty Therapy qualifications at Level 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients.


EYEBROW & EYELASH TREATMENTS COURSE CONTENT: You will need to be able to provide eyebrow shaping and lash treatments using a variety of work techniques. You will also need to be able to tint eyebrows and lashes for clients with different colouring characteristics (fair, red, dark and white). The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in beauty therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own salon services. Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety practice in a salon environment, client care and communication in beauty related industries. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio

will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Beauty Therapy qualifications at Level 2, 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients.

BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 AWARD EYEBROW & EYELASH TREATMENTS

Lash and brow treatments require attention to detail and offer the client the professional touch to ensure an expert hand provides the most appropriate look to suite their characteristics. This unit is about providing eyelash and eyebrow treatments. It covers the use of a variety of consultation techniques to establish the treatment and outcomes required by the client.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements to this qualification.


MAKE-UP BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 AWARD MAKE-UP

This qualification covers the art of makeup to correct, enhance or simply advise clients, a skill the therapist can offer to ensure the best application of a range of products. This unit is about providing makeup services for a variety of occasions, including day, evening and special occasions. You will need to show you can work with a variety of skin types and conditions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements to this qualification.

COURSE CONTENT: The unit covers the application of a wide range of makeup products to different skin tones and age groups for a variety of occasions. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety and hygiene throughout your work. You will also need to maintain your personal appearance and good communication with the client. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of

evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Beauty Therapy qualifications at Level 2, 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients.


NAIL TREATMENTS PROVIDING PEDICURE SERVICES This unit is about providing pedicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contraindications, preparing for the service & producing a pedicure service to suit the client. PROVIDING MANICURE SERVICES This unit is about providing manicure services to clients. It covers consulting with the client, recognising any contraindications, preparing for the service & producing a manicure service to suit the client. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and

understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence.

BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE NAIL TREATMENTS

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor.

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Nail Treatments is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide manicure and pedicure treatments.

PROGRESSION: A range of Beauty Therapy qualifications at L3 or 4 can be added to your range of treatments to offer clients.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no entry requirements to this qualification.


MASSAGE THERAPIES LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATES


MASSAGE USING PRE-BLENDED AROMATHERAPY OILS The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Massage using Pre-Blended Aromatherapy Oils is a specialist vocational qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in; how to provide massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils with a range of clients and conditions. COURSE CONTENT: This unit is about preparing and delivering massage treatments to relax, uplift or rejuvenate using pre-blended aromatherapy oils and massage techniques to suit individual client’s needs. This is a practitioner level qualification. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

MASSAGE THERAPIES LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE MASSAGE USING PRE-BLENDED AROMATHERAPY OILS

Essential oils have long been known to enhance a massage treatment by introducing the powerful aromas and rich combination of natural base oils to the routine.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An introduction into massage, anatomy, physiology and pathology are pre-requisites to this qualification.


INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE MASSAGE THERAPIES LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

Indian head massage has long been a traditional method of relaxing or invigorating generations of families. Known for its ability to be carried out in any environment and over clothes, it is offers clients a suitable introduction into massage to de-stress and take advantage of its benefits.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An introduction into massage, anatomy, physiology and pathology are pre-requisites to this qualification.

This unit is about the skills involved in providing Indian Head massage treatment. The ability to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs & the environment in which the massage takes place is very important. You will also learn how to perform Indian Head massage with & without the use of oils. To carry out this unit you will need to maintain effective health, safety & hygiene procedures throughout your work. COURSE CONTENT: The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing Indian Head massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients. This is a practitioner level qualification. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend for final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio

will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: A range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at L3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.


MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE CONTENT: Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of how to monitor and maintain health and safety practices in a treatment environment, how to promote client care and communications in therapy related industries, how to maintain personal health and wellbeing as well as exploring the origins of massage and the principles of complementary and alternative medicine. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in massage therapies to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own range of therapy services.

the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills.

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ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm

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Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: A range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at L3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients.

MASSAGE THERAPIES LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA MASSAGE THERAPY

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide body massage, massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils, Indian head massage and stone therapy massage.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Anatomy, physiology and pathology will be delivered as part of this qualification.


STONE THERAPY MASSAGE MASSAGE THERAPIES LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE STONE THERAPY MASSAGE

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage (QCF) is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of massage using hot and cold stones.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An introduction into massage, anatomy, physiology and pathology are pre-requisites to this qualification.

COURSE CONTENT: Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication. You will also develop a knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification, such as anatomy and physiology. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing stone therapy massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients. This is a practitioner level qualification. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend The final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.


SWEDISH MASSAGE COURSE CONTENT: This unit is about the skills involved in providing body massage treatments. You will learn about the classical Swedish Massage movements & how to adapt massage techniques to suit individual client needs. Underpinning this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health & safety, & client care & communication. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in providing body massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide your own services for clients. This is a practitioner qualification. This is a practitioner level qualification. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend for final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic

or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

MASSAGE THERAPIES LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish Massage uses traditional techniques to work on muscle groups of the body and provides the client with the physical, physiological and psychological benefits only an effective treatment can give. The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing & stress relieving treatment of body massage.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Anatomy, physiology and pathology are taught as part of this qualification.


COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATES


ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY FOR COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies is a knowledgebased qualification which will provide you with a sound foundation to pursue a career as a complementary therapist. COURSE CONTENT: This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the organisation of the body, and the structure, function and pathologies of the skin, hair and nails. You will also learn about the structure, function and pathologies of the human body systems including, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and reproductive system. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge. ASSESSMENT: As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet

along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 3 that can offer a range of treatments to clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOLOGY FOR COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

By promoting the health benefits of the many and varied treatments a therapist can offer, a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the body systems is essential. Not only does the therapist need this knowledge to understand the benefits of the treatments they perform, but also the effects of the treatments as part of the holistic approach to stress management.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.


AROMATHERAPY COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA AROMATHERAPY

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as an Aromatherapist.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An introduction into massage, anatomy, physiology and pathology are pre-requisites to this qualification.

COURSE CONTENT: This qualification will develop your knowledge & understanding of the principles & practice & business practice for complementary therapies. Furthermore, you will learn about a range of essential oils, carrier oils & their method of application. You will also develop your understanding & practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services. You may also choose to complete an additional unit which will develop your knowledge & understanding of healthy eating & wellbeing for the complementary therapy client. This is a practitioner level qualification.

skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification.

TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suite your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend for final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills.

• • • •

ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding &

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at L3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.


COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES COURSE CONTENT: This qualification will develop your knowledge & understanding of the principles & practice & business practice for complementary therapies. Furthermore, you will learn about anatomy, physiology & pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding & practical skills to provide body massage, aromatherapy & reflexology. This is a practitioner level qualification. Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is approved & supported by Skills for Health, the sector skills council for health. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills in Complementary therapy to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to perform your own range of treatments for clients. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment.

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 4 that can add to your portfolio.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as a complementary therapist, whether it be as an Aromatherapist, Reflexologist or massage therapist/ practitioner.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no prerequisites for this qualification. Anatomy, physiology and pathology will be delivered as underpinning knowledge for this qualification.


HEALTHY EATING AND WELL-BEING FOR THE COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY CLIENT COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 3 AWARD HEALTHY EATING AND WELL-BEING FOR THE COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY CLIENT Nutrition is an important factor in maintaining health & wellbeing. A range of nutrients are essential for each body system to function healthily. Fluid is also an importance factor for these chemical processes to work, to aid our immune system & fight off infection. An understanding of nutrition is a valuable tool for the therapist, & offers additional support for the regular client.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An introduction into anatomy, physiology and pathology are pre-requisites to this qualification.

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Healthy Eating & Wellbeing for the Complementary Therapy Client is knowledge-based qualification aimed at complementary therapists. COURSE CONTENT: This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the role and sources of nutrients required for a balanced diet to maintain good health. Furthermore, you will learn how to provide general information on healthy eating.

portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

This qualification will provide you with the skills to promote healthy eating in your everyday practice as a complementary therapist.

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TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suite your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge.

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor.

ASSESSMENT: Continuous assessment by means of written work , case studies & assignments will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the

PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.


MASSAGE COURSE CONTENT: This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as a massage therapist including the mandatory units, knowledge and understanding the principles of complementary therapies and business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide massage services. TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suite your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge

required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA MASSAGE The power of touch has long been recognised in the world of health and healing. By providing a range of massage techniques, clients can feel relaxed, invigorated or energised. The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage is to confirm your competence as a massage therapist in the complementary therapy sector. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a massage therapist.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Anatomy, physiology and pathology are pre-requisites to this qualification


REFLEXOLOGY COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA REFLEXOLOGY

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as a Reflexologist.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An introduction into anatomy, physiology and pathology are pre-requisites to this qualification.

COURSE CONTENT: The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology is a preparation for work qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career as a reflexologist. This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice and business practice for complementary therapies. Furthermore, you will learn about anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide reflexology services. You may also choose to complete an additional unit which will develop your knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and wellbeing for the complementary therapy client. This is a practitioner level qualification.

understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills.

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor.

ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge,

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Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.


COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATES


ADVANCED AROMATHERAPY COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA ADVANCED AROMATHERAPY This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you to provide advanced 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 available).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 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 aromatherapy. Anatomy and physiology knowledge at Level 3 or equivalent is also a mandatory requirement.

The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Aromatherapy for the Complementary Therapist qualification will provide a progression route with advanced technical skills for a Level 3 Aromatherapist. COURSE CONTENT: This qualification will enable you to further develop your knowledge of additional oils and their therapeutic uses and the theories and practices for advanced applications of prescriptive aromatherapy. TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suite your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare

the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: Working in the Healthcare sector or as an Advanced Practitioner in Aromatherapy.


COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you to provide advanced 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 available).

portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification.

COURSE CONTENT: This qualification will enable you to further develop your knowledge of additional oils and their therapeutic uses and the theories and practices for advanced massage applications of prescriptive massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:

TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the

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Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: Working in the Healthcare sector or as an Advanced Practitioner in Aromatherapy, Reflexology or Massage Therapy.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Complementary Therapies qualification will provide a progression route with advanced technical skills for a Level 3 Complementary Therapist.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 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 Complementary Therapies. Anatomy and physiology knowledge at Level 3 or equivalent is also a mandatory requirement.


ADVANCED REFLEXOLOGY COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA REFLEXOLOGY The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist qualification will provide a progression route with advanced technical skills for Level 3 reflexologists. This qualification will enable you to add additional techniques for treatment application to your existing repertoire whilst further developing your knowledge of the theories & practices for advanced applications of reflexology.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: You must have completed at least one Level 3 qualification in complementary therapies, to include body massage, aromatherapy or reflexology in order to study this qualification.

This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you to provide advanced therapeutic skills within a clinical setting. All units within this qualification are mandatory. 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 reflexology. Anatomy & physiology knowledge at Level 3 or equivalent is also a mandatory requirement. You are required to demonstrate competent performance to cover all treatments stated in the range. There will be a number of practical observations & case studies to complete. It is preferable for treatments to be conducted on clients with ailments or medical conditions. COURSE CONTENT: This qualification will enable you to further develop your knowledge of additional oils & their therapeutic uses & the theories & practices for advanced applications of prescriptive aromatherapy. There will be a number of practical observations & case studies to complete. It is preferable for treatments to be conducted on clients with ailments or medical conditions TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suite your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or

designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments • Case studies All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, available on www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: Working in the Healthcare sector or as an Advanced Practitioner in Aromatherapy.


STRESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES Stress is a normal physical response to real or imagined threats. It is the body’s ‘fightor-flight’ reaction to impending harm or danger - a necessary defense mechanism wired into us since the beginning of our existence. The stress that we need management strategies for is the type that makes us feel ‘not in control’ & damages health, productivity, relationships & overall quality of life. While it may appear that we have no control over this type of stress, we have more than we realize. Stress management entails changing what we can about a stressful situation when possible, or changing our response to it when we cannot. Ultimately, the goal is to live a balanced life with time for work, leisure & relationships by having the ability to deal with pressure & stressful situations with resilience & composure. All units within this qualification are mandatory. COURSE CONTENT: Through this qualification you will develop your interpersonal skills while expanding your understanding of providing complementary therapies within a healthcare setting. More specifically, you will explore the principles of stress, strategies used to cope with stress as well as methods of mentoring a client with stress. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Continuous assessment by means

of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments • Case studies All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on www.vtct.org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 4 that can add to your portfolio.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA STRESS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Stress Management Strategies has been designed to develop further the knowledge and understanding of the complementary therapist of stress and the strategies used to manage stress.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: You must have completed at least one Level 3 qualification in complementary therapies, to include body massage, aromatherapy or reflexology in order to study this qualification.


MASSAGE FOR THE COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIST COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA MASSAGE FOR THE COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIST The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Massage for the Complementary Therapist has been designed to develop further the knowledge and understanding of advanced massage techniques and applications.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 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 massage. Anatomy and physiology knowledge at Level 3 or equivalent is also a mandatory requirement.

This qualification will enable you to add additional techniques for treatment application to your existing repertoire whilst further developing your knowledge of the theories & practices for advanced applications of massage.

TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suit your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills.

Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments • Case studies All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor.

ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

PROGRESSION: This qualification is designed to lead to 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.

COURSE CONTENT: Through this qualification you will develop your interpersonal skills while expanding your understanding of advanced massage techniques. This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you to provide advanced 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 available).


SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE CONTENT: The qualification consists of five mandatory units: Anatomy & physiology for sports massage, Principles of health & fitness, Professional practice in sports massage, Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction and Sports massage treatments. Through this qualification you will develop the skills, knowledge & understanding needed to competently apply sport massage methods to dysfunctional tissue & in a pre, post, intra/inter & maintenance massage context. This includes professional practice, expected standards & related legislation & legal requirements. You will develop knowledge & understanding of anatomy & physiology related to sports massage & the principles of health & tness which combined will equip you to better understand the athlete, the problems they may be incurring & how sports massage can help. In addition you will develop an understanding of the differences between soft tissue dysfunction & injury & the role that sports massage plays. TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suite your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute

to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you & your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments • Case studies All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on www.vtct.org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Complementary Therapy qualifications at Level 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients, or go for the complete L3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is focused towards those seeking to gain employment as a sports massage therapist working with the general public and athletes.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Anatomy, physiology and pathology and body massage are pre-requisites to this qualification.


PROVIDING THERAPIES FOR CLIENTS WITH CANCER OR OTHER LIFE LIMITING CONDITIONS

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA PROVIDING THERAPIES FOR CLIENTS WITH CANCER OR OTHER LIFE LIMITING CONDITIONS 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 & skills for Level 3 complementary therapists. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 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 & massage. Anatomy & physiology knowledge at Level 3 or equivalent is also a mandatory requirement.

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. COURSE CONTENT: 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). TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suite your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend for the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are

required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments • Case studies All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: 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.


ADDITIONAL COURSES


(Subject to Approval) ADVANCED AROMATHERAPY IFPA COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 IFPA ADVANCED AROMATHERAPY The course will provide the student Aromatherapist with the opportunity for self development and facilitate an awareness of the importance of evidence based practice within the field of Aromatherapy.

The IFPA accredited course seeks to provide education and training opportunities in developing a proficient professional Aromatherapist who has the ability to work within both the field of complementary and contemporary health care settings. COURSE CONTENT: Knowledge and Understanding (theory) outcomes: •

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: L3 Diploma in Aromatherapy or equivalent.

Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles of Aromatherapy from a historical and philosophical perspective. Explore and develop an in depth understanding of the art and science of using aromatic materials safely, in a range of therapeutic treatments. Examine the concept of health, illness, a range of medical conditions and the factors which may impact upon Aromatherapy as a therapeutic intervention. Develop an in depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to a range of body work techniques in Aromatherapy. Identify and evaluate the necessary skills to assess individual needs and the implementation of appropriate treatment, based on sound research-based evidence.

Recognise and critically appraise the importance of personal and professional development and the need for life long learning in a critical and systematic way. Explore and discuss the socioeconomic and political factors from a national and local perspective.

Practice/Ability Outcomes. •

Apply a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Aromatherapy in assessing the needs of the individual. Demonstrate and justify the use of a variety of therapeutic skills within a chosen practice setting. Create a safe and appropriate working environment, taking into account the socio-economic and political influences which may impact on professional practice. Utilise reflective practice and the use of personal and professional development within the boundaries of client management. Demonstrate and utilise knowledge of an evidence base to support decisions for chosen Aromatherapy treatment plans.

TRAINING SCHEDULE: Training plans will be devised to suite your individual needs. There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once


competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: Working in the Healthcare sector or as an Advanced Practitioner in Aromatherapy.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING LEVEL 3 AWARD

EDUCATION AND TRAINING The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is a qualification for those interested in a teaching career in further education or for those who have recently started teaching. The VTCT Level 3 Award in Education and Training will enable the learner to enter teaching employment and progress on to a broader teaching qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.

This qualification has been mapped to the relevant Learning & Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) NOS, & is accredited on the Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF). There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. Your centre will have ensured that you have the required knowledge, understanding & skills to enrol & successfully achieve this qualification. COURSE CONTENT: This qualification has been specifically designed for the 19+ age groups, this award is designed to equip a wide range of teachers/trainers & facilitators with the requisite skills & knowledge required to fulfill a teaching role. This course covers preparation, planning & basic course design. They will also gain teaching delivery skills & participate in microteaching sessions. Evaluation skills & techniques also form part of the course content. This qualification provides a sound introduction to teaching/training & is suitable for both experienced practitioners who would like to secure a professionally recognised qualification as well as those new to teaching. - The full list of optional units is presented in the learner Record of Assessment book (ROA) (specification). TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge & practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge & practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will

be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments & home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding & skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence & how to show practical achievement & understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments • Case studies All evidence should be documented in the portfolio & cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions & other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor.


ASSESSING VOCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT This qualification is designed for learners aged 19 years or older and will support you to gain employment as a vocational assessor, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. COURSE CONTENT: This is a practical-based qualification intended for those who assess both occupational competence in the work environment, and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace (i.e. workshop, classroom or other training environment). This qualification includes units covering the principles and practices of assessment, assessing learners’ occupational competence in the work place and assessing vocational skills, and knowledge and understanding of education and training. This qualification is the only Level 3 certificate offered by VTCT in Assessing Vocational Achievement. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence.

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE ASSESSING VOCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a vocational assessor.

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.


THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OF ASSESSMENT PROCESS LEVEL 4 AWARD THE INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OF ASSESSMENT PROCESS The VTCT Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is a practical-based qualification intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entry onto this qualification will require you to have full competence in the vocational subject area that you will be assessing and you will need access to a cohort of learners, so that you can gather evidence of real assessments.

COURSE CONTENT: The VTCT Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) is a practicalbased qualification intended for those who maintain the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre. Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). This qualification is approved and supported by Lifelong Learning UK, now a division of The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), the sector-owned body for the learning and skills sector. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and

and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor.


EPILATION COURSE CONTENT: This unit is about the skills involved in assessing, preparing for and carrying out electrical needle epilation treatments to remove hair using alternating current and blend techniques. You will also need to show you can competently advise clients on the care needed after electrical epilation. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills. ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the

prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • • • • • • • •

Observed work Witness statements Audio-visual media Evidence of prior learning or attainment Written questions Oral questions Assignments Case studies

All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Beauty Therapy qualifications at Level 2, 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients.

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE EPILATION

Within this qualification you will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety, client care and communication. You will also develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the practical skills learned throughout this qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a beauty therapist or electrologist to enable you to provide electrical epilation treatments.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An introduction into anatomy, physiology and pathology are pre-requisites to this qualification. Kit and uniform are required for this course.


SKIN BLEMISH REMOVAL COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES LEVEL 4 AWARD SKIN BLEMISH REMOVAL This is an approved qualification for working as an advanced beauty therapist specializing skin blemish removal. It also provides a sound platform for further learning or training.

Sometimes due to age, damage or injury, our skin creates unwanted blemishes. This advanced treatment offers clients a method of stimulating the healing process and make the blemish less prominent. The Level 4 Award in Skin Blemish Removal is a vocationally related qualification focused on carrying out advanced electrical epilation techniques to treat skin tags, milia, telangiectasia, spider naevi and blood spots. COURSE CONTENT: You will develop the advanced skills to carry out a thorough consultation, formulate an individual treatment plan and provide aftercare advice. Health, safety and hygiene are also key elements of this qualification. TRAINING SCHEDULE: There will be some home study before your attendance at the centre for delivery of the theory knowledge and practical skills. Once competence has been reached, you will attend the final assessments of theory knowledge and practical skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An introduction into anatomy, physiology and pathology and the L3 Certificate in Epilation are pre-requisites to this qualification. Kit and uniform are required for this course.

ASSESSMENT: Assessment of practical skills will be at the training centre or designated workplace. Continuous assessment by means of written work, assignments and home practice will contribute to your portfolio of evidence. A learning plan with dates for assessment will be agreed by you and your tutor on enrolment. As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm

the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence and how to show practical achievement and understanding of the knowledge required to successfully complete this qualification. It is this booklet along with the portfolio of evidence that will serve as the prime source of evidence for this qualification. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: • Observed work • Witness statements • Audio-visual media • Evidence of prior learning or attainment • Written questions • Oral questions • Assignments • Case studies All evidence should be documented in the portfolio and cross-referenced to unit outcomes. Constructing the portfolio of evidence should not be left to the end of the course. Many frequently asked questions and other useful information are detailed in the VTCT Candidate’s Handbook, which is available on the VTCT website at www.vtct. org.uk/students. Other questions should be addressed to the tutor, lecturer or assessor. PROGRESSION: There are a range of Beauty Therapy qualifications at Level 2, 3 or 4 that can add to your range of treatments to offer clients.


GENERAL INFORMATION HOME STUDY: It is a requirement of all the qualifications that home study is an essential part of the course to collect evidence for assessment of practical skills and underpinning knowledge. COURSE COSTS AND FEES: Uniforms and kits will be required for most courses. A list of equipment and clothing will be available on enquiry. A uniform is essential for all practical assessments. Course costs are dependent on the registration fee set by the awarding body, distance learning material, tuition and assessment requirements. Deposit payments secure your place on the course. These are non refundable. The remainder or first instalment (half the total cost), must be paid before commencement of the course agreed with the centre for either commencement of attendance or distance learning. FURTHER INFORMATION: We have courses and workshops running throughout the year, and delivery can be tailored to meet your individual needs. Courses are intensive and include attendance days (9.30-4.30 for most courses unless otherwise stated) with 30 minutes break for lunch. There will be distance learning material agreed and monitored by the centre. There will be targets agreed for its completion before assessment days are confirmed. Please contact for our course dates and training schedule details

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: If you cancel your place before the start date the deposit is non refundable. If you discontinue your study during the course, any payments made are non refundable. Any payments made prior to the start of the course may be transferred to another course on one occasion only. If the centre cancels a course for any reason, the choice of a full refund or an alternative course will be offered. Your full attendance and distance learning must be adhered to throughout the duration of the dates and times agreed with the centre to reach the standards required by the awarding body. The centre has the right to delay assessment dates and times if it is agreed you have not met the standard required. This may incur additional cost for tuition or assessment dates. To ensure this is avoided, your learning plan will be regularly reviewed during the tutorial sessions with the centre. Please note there is a limit to the amount of time your study can be extended, and booking on to a new course and payment will have to be made. A maximum period of 18 months is given to achieve any of the listed qualifications before the study and payment are no longer valid. The Awarding Body has professional standards which need to be met before certification is agreed.


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PTT Course Prospectus 2017  

The 2017 Course Prospectus for Professional Therapy Training Courses