VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies (QCF)
About This Course
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.
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 the Complementary Therapist at Level 3.
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.
CPPD 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. Optional Interactive Practical sessions can be accessed by attending our centre.
Duration: This qualification can be completed in a minimum of 3 months, on average it takes 6 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. You will also have access to our private Facebook group where you can communicate with other learners and graduates.
Although this qualification, as we have said is perfectly suited to online delivery the subject can be brought to life in a classroom envirnment which enhances the learning experience. Therefore Optional Interactive Classroom sessions can be accessed by attending 12 sessions at our centre every other Saturday for 3 hours from 10am with our tutor Tracy Kruup.
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 and upload them to your VTCT e-portfolio. You will receive separate login details for your VTCT e-portfolio 2 weeks after enrolment.
Upon completion you will be required to attend our Assessment centre here in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester to sit two external and invigilated multiple choice exam papers as your final assessment.
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 connectionnimum Software Requirements
- Browsers IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
- Adobe PDF Reader
- Adobe Flash Player
- Microsoft Word (or equivalent)
Case studies: There is no case study requrement for this qualification.
Upon completion of Theory elements and written papers a VTCT 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:
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.
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