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Foundation Degree in Complementary Approaches to Health

Stratford upon Avon College

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Foundation Degree in Complementary Approaches to Health About the Course Study Mode Higher Education Introduction 2 year course. All students must be at least 18 years of age. This innovative course provides an excellent, flexible, framework which offers academic progression and professional practitioner development to meet the needs of individuals who wish to develop a career in complementary healthcare. It also offers enrichment to health and social care and health care practitionersproviders. The course allows for the exploration and acquisition of essential concepts which underpin a range of complementary therapies and the practice of complementary medicine in the contemporary provision of allied health care. This course is structured to enable development of professional practitioner status in the three following therapies: ? Reflexology ? Aromatherapy ? Body massage Further Opportunities Over the duration of the course you will be able to achieve status as a fully qualified practitioner of Reflexology and Massage after the first year and Aromatherapy after the second year. This staged achievement will enable one to apply for registration and membership of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA). On successful completion of the two-year course, you will have the skills to enable you to practice in a multi-professional environment. The range of employment possibilities includes: ? Private practice ? Employment within a range of Allied Healthcare provisions ? Employment in a leisure complex or spa environment ? Complementary medicine clinics Successful candidates can continue their study towards the BSc (Hons) Complementary Medicine in Healthcare with our collaborative partner, Thames Valley University. The majority of modules on this one-year course are distance learning or blended learning (distance learning with master classes) to accommodate practitioners who are working or running a clinical practice. Entry Requirements You will need one of the following: ? At least 40 UCAS tariff points and three GCSEs at grade C or above to include Science, English and Maths ? NVQ Level 3 in Caring, Beauty Therapy or Customer Care ? BTEC National Diploma ? Comite International d'Esthetique et de Cosmetologie (CIDESCO) Students holding VTCT andor ITEC qualifications in Massage, Aromatherapy andor Reflexology, will need to provide evidence of their qualification. Students will also be considered on the basis of their professionalworklife experience, their ability to engage with and benefit from the nature of the course and their ability to work at foundation degree level.

Foundation Degree in Complementary Approaches to Health About the Course Study Mode Higher Education Introduction 2 year course. All students must be at least 18 years of age. This innovative course provides an excellent, flexible, framework which offers academic progression and professional practitioner development to meet the needs of individuals who wish to develop a career in complementary...

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