East Sussex College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Brighton

Complementary Healthcare

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Course summary

This unique course aims to produce informed and skilled practitioners with the knowledge and skills to enter the healthcare arena with confidence. Complementary healthcare encompasses a wide range of practices including reflexology, aromatherapy and therapeutic massage. This foundation degree aims to produce informed and skilled complementary healthcare practitioners. The practical skills that you develop will be supported by a comprehensive theoretical knowledge of each therapy. The course has been developed to cover many different aspects of healthcare in such a way that practical skills are balanced with comprehensive training in the underpinning knowledge relating to the therapy being studied. WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? The course runs over two days a week and includes a weekly clinic to practise your skills in a clinical setting at the College salons. You 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 develop a portfolio of reflective practice over the two years of the course. The course will equip you with a range of experiences, qualifications and practical skills sought by employers or required for successful self-employment. Complementary therapists work in a variety of environments including hospitals, hospices, health and in the community services for people with additional needs. On graduation, you have the option to apply to continue your training by undertaking a further year of study through Top-up Honours Degree at the University of Brighton or other institutions. WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE? The course will equip you with a range of experiences, qualifications and practical skills sought by employers or required for successful self-employment. Complementary therapists work in a variety of environments including hospitals, hospices, health and in the community services for people with additional needs. On graduation, you have the option to apply to continue your training by undertaking a further year of study through Top-up Honours Degree at the University of Brighton or other institutions.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Study Skills Research Methods; Personal & Professional Development; Communication Skills; Science for Complementary Therapists; Structure and functions of the Human Body; Therapeutic massage; Reflexology; Aromatherapy; Perspectives of Holistic living; Nutritional implications for Complementary Therapy Year 2 Business Management; Philosophies of Oriental Medicine; Clinical placement; Processes of Disease; Advanced therapeutic Massage; Clinical reflexology; Clinical Aromatherapy; Professional Practice; Applied Clinical Nutrition

Assessment method

Assessment is through written reports, research, practical observations and presentations. You will be expected to develop a portfolio of reflective practise over the two years of the course.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B340
Institution code:
S83
Campus name:
Eastbourne
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 - 120 CATS points from degree-level study (e.g. HNC, one year of full-time FdA or BA) Content of completed modules from previous study will be reviewed to ensure they map across to learning aims/outcomes of the new course. Please contact us for further information.

International applicants

International students will need IELTS 6.5 overall with a 6 in writing. For further information about studying with us as an International student, including information about study visas, please visit: https://international.escg.ac.uk/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We can accept mature students without formal qualifications based on evidence of relevant prior learning and an appropriate portfolio of work or relevant industry exprience.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

You will be expected to have GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7995 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £7995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 Year 1
Scotland £7995 Year 1
Wales £7995 Year 1
International £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors.
Complementary Healthcare at East Sussex College - UCAS