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Diploma in Reflexology

Level 3

Key Facts

Level:Level 3

Full-time/part-time:Part Time

Duration:This is a programme of 1 evening per week and 1 full weekend each month

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:F38311

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An Holistic therapy, incorporates a relaxing pressure point massage to the feet; treating the whole body, mind and soul.

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology (QCF) is a vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a reflexologist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 17 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a reflexologist, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role This qualification is based on the Complementary Therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association's, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC), The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), Association of Reflexologists (AoR) and International Federation of Reflexologists (IFR), as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a reflexologist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of any of these associations. Programme Content: This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a reflexologist including, mandatory units covering the following: knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice and business practice, anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies. You will also develop your understanding and practical skills to competently provide reflexology treatments. Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, and client care. You will also develop a range of technical skills enabling you to use reflexology techniques for relaxation and to promote self-healing for your clients. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients. The programme focuses on:
  • Business practice for complementary therapies
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies
  • Provide reflexology for complementary therapies
  • Students must be aged 17 or over with a Level 2 or 3 in Beauty Therapy or equivalent practical experience and a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grades C or above to include English Language and a Science subject. Candidates who have less qualifications but appropriate knowledge and experience may be offered an advisory interview.
    This qualification is based on the complementary therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's leading professional association, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing you for a career as a reflexologist. Holders of this qualification are eligible to become a professional member of BABTAC These qualifications allow candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for progression into employment in the complementary therapies sector and/or onto an HE qualification. Career opportunities as a Reflexologist include:
  • working within the healthcare industry, hospices, hospitals or care homes.
  • working in a commercial complementary therapy clinic, spa or salon.
  • working independently
  • All work is assessed by on-line theory exams and practical assessments within a purpose built environment. Theory and practical work is to be collated in a portfolio as evidence of knowledge. Assessment will be via a portfolio of evidence and internal tests. There will be a number of case study treatments to complete and practical observations.

    Students aged 16-18
    The majority of courses are free for students aged 16-18 years.

    Students aged 19-23
    This course is subsidised by the government. You may be entitled to a discount dependent upon your circumstances.

    Students aged 24+
    This course is not subsidised by the government, so fees are payable in full. You may be eligible for a 24+ Learning Loan. For more information please visit www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/plus24

    Government funding is subject to some residency criteria. If you have not lived in the EU for three years please contact 01522 876274 or email enquiries@lincolncollege.ac.uk for more details. You can find out more about the financial support available at the College at www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/support/money-matters

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