VRQ Level 3 Diploma in
SCQF Level 6
This course builds on existing skills to ensure you enter the working world as a well-rounded and confident complementary therapist.
Why take this course?
This course is aimed at those who want to practice as a therapist in the complementary therapy sector, and will allow you to build on your existing skills and knowledge in order to progress towards employment. On successful completion of the course, you will have the necessary skills to provide clients with a range of complementary therapy treatments.
What you will experience
Building on your current knowledge of complementary therapies and business practice, you will also learn how to refine your practical skills in body massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and in addition, stone therapy. You will enhance your understanding in the theory of anatomy and physiology as well as healthy eating and client well-being.
Applicants should have achieved the VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies or an equivalent award, and have a minimum of three National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level qualifications, or appropriate life/work experience in healthcare or nursing.
Good communication skills, a willingness to learn new practical skills and working with the general public are essential qualities for this course. Essential skills and reflective practice will be developed throughout the programme.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.
What you will need
You will be required to purchase the designated kit, textbook(s) and uniform.
What you need to know
At North East Scotland College
Employment opportunities are available in spas, health clinics, beauty salons and hotels. You will also find there are opportunities in the creative industries, where you could pursue work in areas such as TV and theatre. Those who choose to study Complementary Therapies may also pursue work in palliative care.
- Spa Worker
The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.
For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.
All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.