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Complementary Therapies

Course Code: DCT4

Level: 4
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Fridays, 10.00am - 2.30pm

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About the course

This qualification will further equip you with a range of specialist skills and knowledge required for working in the complementary therapies sector as an Advanced Complementary Therapist. You will learn to execute advanced techniques in reflexology, aromatherapy and body massage and study theory for interpersonal skills and advanced anatomy and physiology.

What you'll learn

This qualification covers a wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the complementary therapies sector, including:
• advanced aromatherapy for the complementary therapist
• advanced massage therapy for the complementary therapist
• advanced reflexology techniques for the complementary therapist
• interpersonal skills for the complementary therapist.

Entry requirements

To study this course you will need a Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies.


You will be assessed by the completion of competent practical treatments and a portfolio which includes assignments and written case study reports.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you will benefit from enhanced employment opportunites in the complementary therapies sector. You may also wish to use your new skills to start your own freelance business.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: DCT4

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £1400

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £1400

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A   or   D
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.