about the qualification
This qualification is for learners who want to work within the complementary therapies industry.
The qualification consists of 7 mandatory units to achieve the full qualification
The learner must be 16 years or older.
The following is the learning assumed to be in place:
Communication Skills at NQF Level 3.
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
– 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
This qualification also provides:
The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the complementary therapy treatments 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