1Course Overview

Complementary Therapies

Course code: OSC1181

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This bundle combines everything you need to know about aromatherapy, homeopathy and reflexology!

This course enables you to:

  • Boost your knowledge in aromatherapy, homeopathy and reflexology!
  • Kick-start your career in the thriving beauty industry
  • Develop your knowledge and learn how to apply various beauty treatments. This is perfect if you currently own your own salon and want to offer additional services
  • Understand how to carry out reflexology techniques and a full reflexology treatment
  • Gain an insight into homeopathic remedies
  • Explore the benefits of an aromatherapy treatment

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments.

You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away.      

Start boosting your skills today and join over 75,000 students that have enrolled with us!

 

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2Course Content
Aromatherapy Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Introduction to Aromatherapy
  • History of philosophy
  • Role of aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapeutic terminology
  • Methods of extraction and sourcing of essences and oils
Unit 2: Anatomy
  • Physiological and psychological effects of aromatherapy massage
  • Benefits of aromatherapy on different body systems
  • Essential oils
Unit 3: Safety
  • Contra-actions that may result from treatment
  • Cautions that may restrict or prevent treatment
  • Safety
Unit 4: Blending
  • Chemical constituents of essences
  • Dilution and blending techniques
  • The uses, applications and origins of essences, fixed carrier oils and other media
Unit 5: The Treatment
  • Consultation techniques
  • Professional aromatherapeutic treatments
  • Characteristics of an appropriate consultation
  • Aromatherapy techniques used in conjunction with reflexology treatments
  • Professional codes of conduct
Unit 6: Aftercare and Reflection
  • The effectiveness and results of aromatherapeutic treatments
  • Reflective practice and its relevance to the aromatherapist
  • Maintaining treatment records

 

Homeopathy Level 3:

 

Unit 1: An Introduction to Homeopathy
  • Explaining what Homeopathy is
  • Discussing the origins and historical development of homeopathy
  • Summarising the principles of homeopathic practice
  • Differentiating between historical and modern day homeopathic applications
Unit 2: Critical Anatomy and Physiology
  • The central nervous system
  • The digestive system
  • Reproductive systems
  • Endocrine system
  • Urinary system
  • Locomotive system
  • Integumentary system
  • The special senses
  • Explaining what homeostasis is
  • Role of hormones in the body
Unit 3: Homeopathic Remedies
  • Analysing the philosophies of prescribing and dispensing homeopathic remedies
  • Evaluating the myths around the practice of homeopathy
  • The different forms of remedies which are used in homeopathy
  • Explaining potentization and dosage levels in homeopathic remedies
Unit 4: Materia Medica and Repertory
  • Understanding the process of repertory
  • Classifying conditions and homeopathic remedies
  • Discussing the applications of remedies
  • Analysing the Materia Medica and Repertory and select a remedy for a condition
Unit 5: Contraindication and Prescribing
  • Distinguishing between chronic and acute conditions
  • Justifying when cases need to be referred
  • Discussing which are contraindicated in homeopathy
  • Differentiating between physical and psychological conditions
Unit 6: Client Assessment and Good Practice
  • Discussing good practice principles in homeopathy
  • Explaining how to carry out a client assessment
  • Analysing the needs of the client
  • Developing a treatment plan using homeopathic remedies

 

Reflexology Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Development of reflexology
  • Relevant legislations
  • Prepare the working area
  • How to prevent infection and cross contamination
  • Key requirements of personal presentation
  • Contraindications that may prevent or restrict treatment
  • The importance of conducting consultations before every treatment
  • Methods of communication
  • Ethics and codes of conduct
  • Professional bodies and understand the key points associated with reflexology
  • The importance of positive working relationships with other professionals
Unit 2: Anatomy of the hand and feet
  • Describe the structure of the feet, ankles and leg
  • Describe the structure of the hands and arms
Unit 3: Consultation
  • Consultation techniques
  • Consult with clients to confirm their requirements and state objectives
  • Contraindications to reflexology treatment
  • Differentiate between those contraindications to reflexology that would prevent a treatment and those contraindications that restrict treatment
  • The possible contra-actions to reflexology treatment and advise clients on the course of action to follow should they arise
Unit 4: The benefits of a treatment and ‘the treatment'
  • The benefits of reflexology treatment
  • The effects of stress
  • Visually assess clients’ feet
  • Reflexology techniques and a full reflexology treatment adhering to professional codes of conduct
  • The appropriate movements for reflexology treatment
Unit 5: Using reflexology for health concerns and aftercare
  • Describe how reflexology techniques can be adapted to suit the physical characteristics of a client
  • Review the reflexology treatment and draw conclusions from findings for further treatment recommendations
  • Record treatment and store information securely in line with current legislation
  • The importance of giving appropriate home care/aftercare advice after treatment.
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 24 months tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements for this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I have to sit an exam?

No, you will be assessed on your tutor marked assignments only.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How will I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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