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VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Clients with Cancer or Other Life Limiting Conditions

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Who is the course designed for?

Complementary therapies are widely available to people with cancer and increasingly to patients with a range of long term medical and life limiting conditions. These therapies are delivered alongside orthodox treatments, often within the healthcare setting, with the aim of providing psychological and emotional support through the relief of symptoms.

This course is designed for learners who are currently working or would like to work in a hospice or hospital setting and are looking to enhance their massage skills.

This qualification will give learners the essential knowledge to assist in providing therapeutic skills within a clinical setting.

How long does it take to complete?

The course is delivered in 5 days. However, the days will be divided to ensure learners enough time to complete case studies and assignments to show evidence in their portfolios. These days include practical assessments.


Candidates must be in possession of one of the following:

• VTCT Level 3 (or equivalent) in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage.

Learners should also hold a Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology

This qualification requires you to organise a work placement within a healthcare setting where you can work with both clients/patients and carers in a realistic working environment (RWE).

What does the course cover?

  • Apply effective communication skills to identify client requirements
  • Undertake client consultations
  • Provide therapies to clients with cancer or other life limiting conditions
  • Report and record treatment outcomes
  • Reflect on complementary therapy treatments
  • Address the need for complementary therapists to contribute their skills safely to patients in the healthcare environment in co-operation with healthcare professionals
  • Communicate effectively with healthcare professionals
  • Limitations of working with clients in the healthcare setting
  • Effects and benefits of complementary therapies in the healthcare setting

What is the programme structure?

The course comprises of the practical aspects of complementary therapies. Theoretical learning will also form the basis of the portfolio of evidence. Learners are expected to complete assignments, case studies for clients in a realistic working environment in their own time and to keep a formal reflective journal. Learners should aim to provide complementary therapy to a variety of different clients with life limiting medical conditions or those who are clinically frail.

Structure Summary:

• This qualification is comprised of four mandatory units

Qualification Structure:

• Interpersonal skills for the complementary therapist
• Provide complementary therapies for people with life limiting conditions
• Working with healthcare professionals
• Principles of providing complementary therapies in a healthcare setting

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course working in the learning salon. Assessment will be through observation, case studies, assignments and written papers. You will be supported by your tutor to guide you through the course and they will also be available for post course guidance should you need it. There will be plenty of emphasis on carrying out complementary therapies in a healthcare setting.

What qualification will I achieve?

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Providing Clients with Cancer and other Life Limiting Conditions.

How much does the course cost?

£900 including assessment fees.

Non refundable deposit payments secure your place on the course. The remainder or first instalment (half the total cost of the course), must be paid before commencement of the course agreed with the centre for either tutored sessions or distance learning.


If you are interested in gaining this new qualification, please contact us for more details.

For further information please call:

07762 845 888

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What is VTCT?

The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is an awarding body offering vocational qualifications in Complementary Therapy and Bodywork. VTCT is recognized and regulated by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and the Department of Education and Employment. VTCT is an independent examining body that offers impartiality and objectivity in its examinations. VTCT is recognised by governing bodies and insurance companies for professional liability insurance.