Complementary Therapies HNC (SCQF 7)
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 7
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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This course provides you with all the necessary skills to pursue a successful career in Complementary Therapies. The course is well suited to healthcare professionals who may be seeking a new career path or those who hold a passion for learning the advanced skills of complementary therapies. No previous knowledge is required to study this course however the higher academic level of study does require applicants to hold a minimum of 2 Highers or equivalent. (SCQF level 6 beauty Therapy qualification or healthcare qualification and subject to successful interview)
You will study a variety of practical and theory-based units including, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Body Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, Health and Safety along with critical thinking and analysis-based units to prepare you for work as a complementary therapist in e.g. NHS (National Health Service), Clinics, Hospice setting, salon, spa, volunteering work or self-employed.
The structure of this course involves a percentage of self-study, research skills, essay and report writing along with open and closed book assessments. We also have a bank of clients to help assess your practical skills on campus and throughout our salon sessions there are opportunities to introduce your own clients to our area.
This popular course also has an aspect of work placement in a clinical setting to build confidence and gain experience hands-on in this growing industry.
- There is an additional cost for course kit, uniforms and books which must be purchased prior to starting the course
- Some theory will be delivered online - you will be required to have access to IT to enable you to complete this part of the course e.g. laptop, Pc, iPhone, Android phone
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Hair Salons, Beauty Salons and Barbershop | Edinburgh CollegeWhat you will learn
- Human Anatomy and Physiology for Beauty and Complementary Therapy
- Body Massage
- Complementary Therapies: Professional Issues and Practice
- Complementary Therapies: Health and Safety Legislation
- Complementary Therapies: Clinic Practice
- Perspectives of Health
- Complementary Therapies: Graded Unit 1
- St Columbus Volunteering
- Students will be expected to carry out Work Placement as part of the Clinical Practice unit along with optional volunteering at St Columbus Hospice
How the course is assessed
- All practical assessments are carried out on paying clients within our salons
- The theory aspects of the course are carried out under exam conditions
Number of days per week
- 3 days per week (9-4 pm) plus one evening (4:30-8:00 pm)
- All applicants must hold 2 Higher qualifications preferably English & Biology
- equivalent minimum SCQF Level 6/7 Beauty Therapy qualification
Healthcare professionals – applicants will be assessed on successful interviews and individual qualifications
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
We require successful applicants to attend an interview at one of our college campuses where you will form part of a group interview followed by a short individual interview. The interview has a scoring criterion based on presentation and communication skills at the interview.
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English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Year 2 BSc (Hons) Integrative Healthcare Conditions at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
- Or alternative university studies
You will be fully qualified to work as a
- Complementary Therapist within the Complementary Therapies Industry
- NHS (National Health Service) Clinics
- Hospice setting
- volunteering work or self-employed
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