VTCT level 3 certificate in anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies (QCF)
About this course:
The VTCT level three 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.
The following mandatory units are included:
- UV31299 Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies.
The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
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.
You will also learn about the structure, function and pathologies of the human body systems including, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and reproductive system.
Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable) and the relevant core curricula where they exist. VTCT has ensured that best practice in the workplace has been reflected in the qualification, as well as ensuring that the qualification reflects the required level of knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies at level three.
This qualification is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
This qualification is approved and supported by Skills for Health, the sector skills council for health.
CPD points: 20
Prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisite qualifications that you must have prior to undertaking this qualification. It is recommended that you have a level of general education comparable to GCSEs. You should be committed to fulfilling the theory elements. You must meet the required Guided Learning Hours (GLH) by working through the theory elements, taking part in online discussions, assessments and reviews with your tutor and assessor via our virtual learning environment.
Duration: This qualification can be completed in a minimum of three months, on average it takes six months to complete the theory elements.
Course delivery: Theory elements are covered online in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace via self study using our virtual learning environment. Anatomy, physiology and pathology is perfectly suited to online delivery because the subject is wholly theoretical therefore the subject can be delivered and learning assessed online. You will be fully supported by your course tutor who’s role it is to help and guide you through the process from beginning to end. Both your tutor and assessor will ensure that you not only reach your goals but maintain industry and awarding body standards.
Case studies: There is no case study requrement for this qualification.
Virtual learning resource: Upon enrolment you will be able to login and access your course content. Simply progress through each section and lecture, complete all your written assignments, email them to your tutor for marking and include the final drafts in your portfolio of evidence.
Upon completion you will be required to attend our assessment centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester to sit external and invigilated multiple choice exam papers.
Minimum system requirement: As this course is delivered via our online virtual learning resource there are some minimum system requirements including:
- Laptop, PC or MAC.
- Broadband internet connection.
- Browsers IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari or Chrome.
- Adobe PDF Reader.
- Adobe Flash Player.
- Microsoft Word (or equivalent).
Upon completion of theory elements and written papers a VTCT level three certificate in anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies (QCF) will be awarded.
Progression: On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include:
- VTCT level three diploma in complementary therapies (QCF).
On completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake further study; qualifications you could progress to include those in complementary therapies including reflexology, aromatherapy, massage therapy and crystal therapy.
What do I do now?
Begin training for a new career or expand your current skill set, enroll on our VTCT level three certificate in anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies (QCF).
About Joanne Lee
Joanne Lee, a highly qualified, experienced holistic therapist, tutor and assessor is devoted to providing learners with the very best service whilst upholding VTCT and industry standards. Owner of Holistic Healing Hands she has 17 years experience in providing holistic therapies helping clients meet their expectations and achieve their goals.