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.
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.