ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
Time: 10:00 - 16:45
Location: KWC - Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
City Lit is a leading training provider in London for Complementary Therapies, providing outstanding achievement at high industry standards. Our courses are taught by experienced and practising industry professionals who have current knowledge of the complementary therapies sector.
The course fee is £1559, plus an upfront fee of £50 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £0 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans
For more information, please call Health & wellbeing on 020 7492 2622.
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Course Code: FQQ55
Duration: 24 sessions (over 25 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is a comprehensive course that will provide you with 3 industry required qualifications.
1. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
2. ITEC Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Complementary Therapies and Sports Massage
3. VTCT Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Completing this course will earn you a Diploma in Reflexology and the ability to work in the field of complementary therapy as either an employed or self- employed practitioner. You will also be able to join a professional body such as the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) and gain insurance via EMBODY or other providers that recognise this qualification. The course will provide you with an avenue of learning to reach the required standard set by the governing body ITEC (International Therapies Examinations Council) and become a proficient Reflexology practitioner.
You should be aware that a minimum of 80% attendance is necessary to complete the course. You are also expected to participate to the best of your ability and to adhere to the colleges Equal Opportunities Policy while undertaking the course. The policies of the college will be discussed during the first session.
Please note that your exam dates are set by ITEC, and cannot be changed.
The ITEC COVID-19 Infection Prevention course is a compulsory unit and must be completed in order to gain your massage qualification. This will be taught online. No additional fees apply.
As First Aid is a professional requirement, we have incorporated the Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification into the course programme. This will be completed after your Massage training and exams have taken place. No additional fees apply.
What will we cover?
This is an integrated course consisting of four units:
iUCT 38: Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies
iUCT 32: Provide Reflexology for Complementary Therapies
iUCT 21: Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapists
iUCT 34: Business Practice for Complementary Therapies.
Please note that an interview and assessment will need to be completed by the department before you can enrol.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Name the structures and functions of the body systems
- Explain the interdependence of the body systems and how each system relates to reflexology
- Recognise and name the symptoms and causes of common pathological conditions that can affect each system
- Perform a full reflexology routine (feet) in a commercially accepted time.
- Use the practical and theoretical skills required to provide reflexology treatments for the purposes of relaxation, and treat specific conditions
- Take a client consultation and gather the necessary information to provide a client-specific treatment and aftercare
- Recognise when reflexology cannot be given (knowledge of contra indications)
- Understand the concept of contra actions (healing crisis)
- Compare and differentiate between the different complementary therapies
- Have a basic understanding of building and maintaining your own business practice
- Have a good working knowledge of the regulations and legislation to safeguard and implement Health and Safety within a complementary practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a Level 3 course. There are no prerequisites required. However, due to the intensity of this course we strongly advise that you enrol onto the following courses: Introductory reflexology/bodywork course; Introductory/Access to ITEC Anatomy and Physiology course.
You will also need to have sufficient literacy, numeracy and ICT skills to complete assignments to the required standard. If you are unsure whether you meet the required standard, please contact the department on Health@citylit.ac.uk.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching methods include lecture, discussions, group work, wordstorming, Q&A, role play and online components alongside practical sessions with demonstrations and pair work.
Outside of class, a minimum of ten hours of home study per week is essential to successfully complete this course.
You will need access to a massage couch, and to find clients to undertake treatment evidences and case studies outside of the class room time. You will also need to have access to a computer and the internet to research and write up your course projects.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to purchase the following items to bring to class -
• Massage oil (sweet almond or grapeseed)
• Course books
• Folders for handouts
• Pen and paper
You will also need access to a massage couch to undertake treatments outside of the classroom time.
The college will provide towels for practice and exams. You will need your own towels for performing treatments on clients outside of City Lit.
The college will also provide each student with one (non-gender specific) scrub uniform.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Setting up your own practice. Expand your skills with other professional practitioner courses such as: Deep Tissue Massage; On Site Massage; Indian Head Massage; or one of our many CPD courses.