Sussex Downs College

Complementary Healthcare Sussex Downs College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Brighton

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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 a comprehensive training in the underpinning knowledge relating to the therapy being studied.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
The course 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

Arranged as an intense 2 day and one evening timetable, this pattern remains constant over the 2 years and allows the students to maintain jobs and family life with the minimum of disruption. Of course this requires a real commitment from students, their families and support network in order for them to complete assignments and assessments and do their studies justice. The course is structured to provide variety and challenge with modules changing every 7 weeks with regular and varied assessments arranged over the academic year. The 2nd year includes a work placement providing invaluable experience of discovering how Complementary Health works in 'the real world'.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B340
Institution code S89
Campus name Sussex Downs College (Lewes)
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 18 points You will need: 18 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of one 6 unit qualification. We welcome applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience to apply. Individual offers may vary.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,500 Year 1
EU £7,500 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees for Foundation Degree students starting in 2018 will be £7500 per year. Our Sussex Downs College means tested bursary can award up to £500 per year. Please see our website for further details on our bursaries and fees: http://www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/colleges/higher-education-college/fees/fee-structure/

Provider information

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Sussex Downs College
1 Mountfield Road
Lewes
BN7 2XH


Clearing contact details

Higher Education Clearing Department

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Higher Education Office

030 300 38611


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030 300 38611