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Sussex Downs College

Complementary Healthcare

UCAS Code: B340

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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18

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.

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

This unique course aims to produce informed and skilled practitioners with the knowledge and skills to enter the healthcare arena with con?dence. Complementary healthcare encompasses a wide range of practices including re?exology, 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, re?exology 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 re?ective practice over the two years of the course. The course will equip you with a range of experiences, quali?cations 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.

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'.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,500
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England
£7,500
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EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

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Course location:

Sussex Downs College (Lewes)

Department:

Sussex Downs College

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