A good understanding of Anatomy and Physiology (the study of the structure and function of the 12 systems of the body) underpins all that a good therapist does. The more you understand about the body the more you can tailor your treatment to meet the needs of the client. This understanding will enhance your enjoyment of your therapy and crucially ensure you are working safely.
The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies (QCF) is a knowledge-based qualification which will provide you with a sound foundation to pursue a career as a complementary therapist. This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the organisation of the body, and the structure, function and pathologies of the skin, hair and nails (did you know that as a group these are known as the Integumentary system?). You will also learn about the structure, function and pathologies of the human body systems including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and reproductive system.
How long does the course take?
The training takes place over 10 days; 1 day per week, usually coinciding with school term times, although this is flexible and agreed on booking. You will also be required to undertake some guided home study outside these hours. To complete the qualification you are required to sit 2 external exam papers set by VTCT.
What is included?
- All teaching materials
- All assessment fees
- VTCT course registration
- VTCT lifelong membership
- Unlimited student support
You are not required to purchase any other study materials although some learners may benefit from and enjoy using a range of books. This will be discussed with your tutor and recommendations provided.
The final assessment
The final exam includes two papers, two hours each with 90 questions. It is a multiple choice exam (including labelling diagrams) and the pass mark is 70%.
How much does the course cost?
£595 (inc. VAT) which includes a VTCT registration fee, course materials and multiple choice exam paper.
Refresher courses are also available if your previous Anatomy and Physiology qualification has lapsed. This can be agreed on a 1:1 basis with personal tuition provided to update your qualification. Please contact us for details and prices.
Course start date
The next course starts on Monday 14 September 2020. However, this course is now fully booked and so we have added an additional course which will commence on Tuesday 15 September 2020. Places will be very limited to enable us to comply with guidance during the Coronavirus pandemic so please do book early to reserve your place. Call Caroline on 07910 332 811 or contact us.
This qualification is called a “Certificate”. Since 1st September 2012 it is no longer possible to achieve an accredited “Diploma” in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology from any Government-approved Awarding Organisation. This QCF Level 3 Certificate is now the recognised qualification and the industry norm.
To book your place or to discuss any aspect of the course with the tutor, please call Caroline on 07910 332 811 or contact us.