Foundation - Complementary Healthcare

Sussex Downs College
United Kingdom
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
2 years
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Entry Requirements

UCAS tariff:
40 points, from a minimum of one 6-unit qualification. Level 3 Key Skills will not count towards the tariff score. General Studies will count towards the tariff score.

International Baccalaureate:
Individual assessment.

QAA-approved access course:

GCSE (minimum grade C):
At least 3 subjects including English language and Mathematics or a science. 

For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing.


It includes a weekly clinic to practise your skills in a clinical setting at the Graduation Salons.  The program will focus on three main therapies body massage, reflexology and aromatherapy.  You will also study a variety of subjects to support your work as a complementary therapist including nutrition, business, and professional practice.  In the second year there is a 50-hour work placement based in a healthcare setting. You will be expected to develop a portfolio of reflective practice over the two years of the course.  Subjects are assessed through a variety of methods both practically and written. These include case studies, exams, poster presentations and essay writing.

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