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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s #1 College for Skills

Introduction to the course

On this course you will study the following modules:

  • Introduction to principles and practices of complementary therapies

  • Introduction to clinic services and business awareness

  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology for complementary therapies

  • Provide basic massage therapy techniques

  • Provide basic aromatherapy using pre-blended oils

  • Provide basic reflexology techniques

  • Introduction to healthy eating and well-being

What do I need?

This qualification will suit you if you have an interest in Complementary Therapies. You will need to attend and interview and initial assessment for your English and maths skills to be accepted onto the course.

How is the course taught?

You will practise your skills in a professional salon environment. You will learn practical skills and look at case studies.

You will learn, develop and practice the skills required for progression onto a professional Level 3 complementary therapies qualification or employment and/or career progression in the complementary therapies sector.

You will study for one academic year over 3 days per week. You may also be required to study English and maths.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course. Your assessment will be based on your project work, assignments, task sheets, on-line tests and practical observations.

What does it lead to?

When you have completed this course you may enter employment or progress to Complementary Therapies Level 3 or Beauty Therapy at either Level 2 or Level 3 depending on your achievements on the course and other qualifications and experience.

What jobs could this lead to?

This qualification is for anyone who wants to practice as a therapist in the complementary therapies sector and provides a background understanding of the sector and the practical skills and knowledge required.

Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
Enfield Centre 3 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019

Course Code: DP2MCOT5 / 18DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 – 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
This course is FREE if you fulfil the entry requirements, complete an Eligibility Residency Assessment, and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.

Information on how to apply
Apply here

What are the levels?




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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

This level will give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This level will develop your functional skills and give you some work experience.

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

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