ITEC Holistic Massage Course
Posted by: Greg Wong
Duration: 7 days over 6 months
The London School of Complementary Health,
3, Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf,
0845 009 8508
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage
A theory and practice course in Holistic Massage with Lynda Banks
The main aim of the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage is to enable candidates to provide treatments for the purposes of relaxation and stress release.
It also aims:
to provide skills at Level 3 in the National Qualification Framework for those interested in the Complementary Therapy/Care industry
to provide opportunities for staff in the Complementary Therapy/ Care industry to gain a Level 3 qualification
to qualify candidates as Massage Therapists at Level 3 in the Complementary /Care industry to sustain the interest of candidates wanting to work in the Complementary Therapy industry
to encourage knowledge and understanding for the Complementary Therapy/Care industry at Level 3
to provide opportunities for candidates to focus on the development of the major Key skills and the wider Key skills in a Therapy context such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem solving
to provide opportunities for candidates to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a Massage Therapist.
The candidate will study the theory of massage treatments as well as anatomy and physiology of the whole body. (separate module which must be taken unless you already have this qulifucation or equivalent) The underpinning knowledge and skills required to successfully perform a Massage treatment are also required.
Case studies are also required to be completed for this award. The case studies form the internal assessment and should be assessed throughout the training by the tutor using the ITEC Case Study Guidance sheet. The case studies are then verified by an ITEC Examiner at the end of the course during the visit for invigilating the practical examination. The case studies ensure that a variety of clients must be consulted and treated in all the above areas and the outcomes of the treatments must be documented in order to gain experience of working with a variety of clients and conditions whilst candidates are still under supervision. Detailed rationales for the type of massage treatment and outcomes must be shown, as well as after care.
See Course Syllabus from ITEC web site
Guidance Notes for Candidates for the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage
This course is a unit towards gaining an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage.
To gain the full ITEC Diploma, in addition, students will also be required to complete two further units:
ITEC Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
ITEC Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
REQUIREMENTS: ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
Students must be 20 years of age or older.
Students need to also complete the Anatomy & Physiology course or equivalent and the Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
Admission is at the discretion of the college.
Holistic Massage takes place over a series of 4 Modules (7 days) and includes the following subjects:
Introduction to The Whole Body - Effleurage
The Legs and Arms
Shoulders Neck and Face
The Whole Body - Revision
Assessment: The Whole Body & Consultation, Mock Theory Exam
Mock Practical Exam
The course is assessed by:
Attendance of the course
Completed assignments and case studies (Holistic Massage Case Study Guidance Sheet)
Theoretical examination - 1 hour duration (Holistic Massage Sample Questions)
Practical examination, including 45 minute full body massage
Recommended prior learning
It is recommended that candidates should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (preferably to include English Language, a science subject and/or GCSE in Physical Education) prior to commencing the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage, however exemptions may be made for adult returners with experience of the work place.
Opportunities for progression
Once candidates have achieved the ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage they may progress on to other ITEC or equivalent awards at level 3, for example:
On Site Massage
Indian Head Massage
This award qualifies graduates to operate their own clinic or home visiting practice. Graduates can also gain employment in Salons, Health Club, Health Farms, Spas and Liners, NHS Trust and various aspects of the Care Industry. Professional indemnity and public liability insurance can be obtained via ITEC Professionals and other Industry Associations who recognise the ITEC Diploma.
Professional indemnity and public liability insurance can be obtained via ITEC Professionals and other Industry Associations who recognise the ITEC Diploma.
NEXT DATES: 2007
Jan Sat 27th & Sun 28th
March Sat 17th & Sun 18th
May Sat 12th & Sun 13th
June Sat 30th
EXAM DATE: 2nd September 2007
Please bring with you:
• Loose comfortable clothing for theory session
• White tunic uniform or dress for practical sessions
• Antiseptic Wipes (tea tree or lavender wipes are acceptable)
• 2 Folders: One for case studies and one for course work to be presented to the examiner
• Pen and pad
• Course Books (see list above)
I.T.E.C. The International Therapy Examination Council - was founded in 1973 and fulfils the requirement for one examination standard recognised throughout the world. The syllabus is the result of over 40 years' experience and the I.T.E.C. Examination board is academically distinguished and thus internationally acceptable.
I.T.E.C. Anatomy and Physiology has been assessed as equivalent to "A" level standard and is thought of in such high esteem that its qualification is being used as the foundation to further studies for Degree courses for several universities. Thousands of examinations have been conducted every year since I.T.E.C.'s inception in 1973 making them rightfully claim to be one of the foremost authorities and well respected by prospective employers.
The ITEC Qualification is held by most of the leading therapy professionals practicing in Britain today.
At a time when the medical profession is increasingly willing to recognise the benefits of complementary therapies, I.T.E.C. stands high in the opinion of the British Medical Council, The Institute for Complementary Medicine and the British Complementary Medicine Association.
I.T.E.C. is recognised and regulated by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority QCA, and the Department of Education and Employment.
I.T.E.C. qualifications are accepted not only in the UK but also internationally.
I.T.E.C. is recognised by Lloyds of London for Public Indemnity Insurance (see next section for recommendations).
© The London School Of Complementary Health 2004
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January 2007
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2007
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2007
Saturday 30th June 2007
Exam Date 2nd September 2007
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