ITEC Diploma in Complementary Therapy Treatments
The main aim of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Diploma in Complementary Therapies is to enable learners to gain the necessary introductory practical and theoretical skills in order to gain a sound platform onto further training at level 3 required for practitioners in the complementary therapy industry. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 2.
About the qualification
This qualification is for learners who want to work within the complementary therapies industry.
The qualification consists of 7 mandatory units with a total of 450 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification. The main skills the learner will perform are:
• Consultation techniques – to include understanding the needs of clients and when not to treat them
• Basic massage techniques – to include classical massage movements and selecting a suitable massage medium for the client
• Basic aromatherapy techniques – to include using pre-blended oils and adapting the treatment to suit the client’s specific needs
• Basic reflexology techniques – to include basic treatment techniques such as thumb walking, finger walking, relaxation and breathing and adapting the treatment to meet the client’s specific needs.
The learner will also develop knowledge about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the complementary therapies industry.
This qualification also provides:
• The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the complementary therapy treatments listed above as well as understanding the structures that the learner will be working over, in particular anatomy and physiology of the body, common diseases and disorders and reasons that may affect whether a client should or should not be treated
• Introductory knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of complementary therapies
• Introductory knowledge and understanding of business practice in a complementary therapies context • Introductory knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and well-being in a complementary therapies context
• Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in a complementary therapy setting, such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving
• Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a complementary therapist.
The learner will develop knowledge about related health and safety and client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the beauty industry.
Basic Massage movements