Complementary Healthcare Foundation degree
UCAS Code: (B340)
Location: Lewes (Campus code L)
Study mode: Full-time
Duration: 2 Years
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 programme runs over two days a week (Wednesday 9am–5pm and Thursday 9am–9pm). 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.
Career and progression opportunities
Graduates may have the option to progress their training by undertaking a further 12–15 months of study as part of a top-up honours degree programme through the University of Brighton. 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 centres, individual and group practices and in the community services for people with additional needs.
You will be expected to develop a portfolio of reflective practise 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.
UCAS Tariff new system: 18 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. Applicants will be asked to provide references from their previous educational establishments. We welcome applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience to apply. Individual offers may vary. For the first year of entry you will be assessed by interview/portfolio.
International Baccalaureate: Individual assessment
QAA-approved access course: Acceptable
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