Level 3 VTCT Course Listings

At The Holistic Academy we offer a range of Level 3 Complementary Therapy courses including Diplomas in Reflexology and Aromatherapy as well as Certificates for Swedish Body Massage and Indian Head Massage.

Who are VTCT

VTCT, Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a Government-approved awarding organisation which has awarded world class qualifications since 1962 and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom ever since. Their full qualification package includes Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport, Active Health & Fitness, Hospitality, Business & Retail and Learning & Development.

With more than 800 approved centres, VTCT has an ever expanding list of centres throughout the UK and Ireland, with increasing international presence. VTCT is a charitable organisation and its objectives are for the advancement of education, research and public dissemination of knowledge.

Our enthusiastic and motivational teaching style has given our students the confidence to deliver professional treatments to their clients and many have gone onto learn further advanced skills and treatments. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching, and ensure all our students learn the theory as well as effective practical techniques. This helps each individual to develop an understanding of holistic practice and the skills it will take to become a successful therapist and build a thriving business.

VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

A full practitioner’s course to learn the study of reflexology on the feet and hands. This course covers the full criteria to meet industry standards as set out by VTCT awarding body. The course covers client care, hygiene, health and safety protocols, business planning, principles and practice of Reflexology and Reflective practice.

The course requires you to complete written assignments and 100 treatments (case studies) in your own time.

You are required to hold a Level 3 in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathologies to attend this course. Please speak to us about buying this course separately if you do not already hold this pre-requisite.

Note: We ensure you will receive the 49 tutored hours required to meet membership regulations for The Association of Reflexologists.

What is required

Each week we set 1-2 pieces of underpinning written work which will become the evidence of your competency in your portfolio.

Each week we build on the practical skills of providing a Reflexology treatment. Study of Health and Safety in the industry.
Study of Client Care and communication.
COVID Guidelines for working.
Principles and practices of Reflexology.
100 case studies (around 10-20 clients), some of these will be started over the 8 weeks.
Full attendance to all tutor days.

Course Fees: £869

Course Dates

Book now : Commences February 17th

Book now : Commences September 12th

VRQ Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Body Massage

VRQ Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Body Massage

A full practitioner’s course to learn the practice of Swedish Body Massage. This course covers the full criteria to meet industry standards as set out by VTCT awarding body.

The course covers client care, hygiene, health and safety protocols, principles and practice of body massage. This course is a basic body massage qualification that will lead you into onward studies of other massage therapies, available as 1 – 5 day courses.

The course requires you to complete written assignments and 9 treatments (case studies) in your own time.

You are required to hold a Level 3 in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathologies to attend this course. Please speak to us about buying this course separately if you do not already hold this pre-requisite.

What is required

Each week we set 1-2 pieces of underpinning written work which will become the evidence of your competency in your portfolio.

Each week we build on the practical skills of providing a body massage treatment.

Study of Health and Safety in the industry.
Study of Client Care and communication.
COVID Guidelines for working.
Principles and practices of body massage.
Case studies to meet the range.
Full attendance to all tutor days.

Course Fees: £869

Course Dates

Book now : For starting on February 21st

Book now : For starting on September 15th

Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

This is a vocational qualification and includes all the required elements to work effectively as an aromatherapist including mandatory units covering the following: knowledge and understanding of complementary therapy concepts, business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide aromatherapy services.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and essential oils. You will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to blend essential oils in a tailor-made fashion for each client and provide relaxing aromatherapy massage treatments using different massage techniques. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.

What is required

Each week we set 1-2 pieces of underpinning written work which will become the evidence of your competency in your portfolio.

Each week we build on the practical skills of providing a Reflexology treatment. Study of Health and Safety in the industry.
Study of Client Care and communication.
COVID Guidelines for working.
Principles and practices of Reflexology.
60 case studies, some of these will be started over the 8 weeks.
Full attendance to all tutor days.

Course Fees: £869 – (Note: course fee does not include the full product kit.)

Course Dates

Book now : Commences May 9th

VRQ Level 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathologies for Complementary Therapies

VRQ Level 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathologies for Complementary Therapies

Available to book anytime

Course includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • 12 work packs for each system of the body including cells and tissues, skin, – skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, reproductive and urinary
  • Basic pathologies of each of the above systems
  • Flexible home study
  • Work packs supplied as hard copy or email
  • 2 multiple choice Anatomy and Physiology Theory Papers

Course Fees: £399

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