Complementary Therapies

South Lanarkshire College


This course is aimed at those interested in working with complementary health therapies. It requires a mature attitude to work due to a high level of study and self- directed research throughout the programme. Good communication and organisational skills are essential. A large part of this programme is of a practical nature and students will be expected to practise their treatments on their peers and on members of the public. Candidates are also expected to take part in work experience within a professional environment.

Core units include:

Complementary therapy: professional issues and practice; Complementary therapy: health and safety legislation; Body massage; Perspectives of health; Complementary therapies: Graded Unit 1; Human anatomy and physiology for beauty and complementary therapy; Complementary therapies: clinic practice.

Optional units may include:

Research and methodology or Stress management; Aromatherapy massage; Reflexology; Traditional head massage.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level , or appropriate life skills, and mature approach essential. Students must be prepared to communicate and work with members of the public and practise their skills with the peer group. Successful performance at interview.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

2 years


Beauty Therapy

SCQF Level