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Anatomy and Physiology for Complementary Therapies

Course Code: CAP

Level: 2
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 20 weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 10.00am - 1.00pm

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About the course

Is your goal to become a massage therapist or complementary therapist working in a salon, spa or running your own business? This City & Guilds theory qualification is the perfect starting point and will equip you with the knowledge required to progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies. The short, 15 week course includes the foundation of anatomy and physiology needed to understand all the systems of the body and their pathologies.

What you'll learn

The course is made up of one core mandatory unit which focuses on the anatomy of the full body, including chemical organisation, cell structure, tissue types, body systems and their pathologies.

Entry requirements

You should have GCSEs in English and maths at grade C (4/5) or above. A science or biology qualification at level 2 (GCSE) or above is beneficial, but not essential.


You will be assessed by an online examination.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.