Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

Individuals intending to use complementary therapies as part of their work and for working within the medical profession. Learners also have the option of setting up on a self-employed basis.

What does the course involve?

Students will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Reflective practice
  • Body massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies 
  • Business practice for complementary therapists

What makes this course special?

  • Fully equipped, modern facilities, which cater for all students practical needs
  • Steady supply of clients available for case studies and work experience
  • Trips to Bath Spa or Centre Parcs Spa
  • Additional courses that students can experience are Stone Therapy, and Hopi Ear candling. Talks available are setting up as a self-employed therapist and palliative care in a hospice environment
  • All staff are fully experienced, enthusiastic and have a high level of industry knowledge
  • Opportunities to develop transferable skills: reception skills, communication skills, consultation skills
  • Links with Weston Hospice Care

Entry Requirements

  • It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A* – C or 9 - 4; however exemptions may be made for adult learners with experience of the workplace and a keen interest in body massage and anatomy and physiology
  • Successful completion of Beauty Therapy Level  2 or 3

Mature students are welcome to apply.

What are the assessment methods?

  • Multiple choice examination
  • Practical assessments
  • Case studies
  • Assignments

Final assessments take place in June.

How long is the course?

  • One year , two days per week including one evening.

What are the progression options?

  • Sports Massage Level 3 and 4
  • Beauty therapy
  • Complementary therapist in a beauty salon or spa
  • Health farms
  • Cruise liners
  • Care industry
  • Self-employed complementary therapist
  • Employed complementary therapist in the NHS

Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Further Information