VTCT/ITEC Anatomy and Physiology, Sussex

Tutor: Michael Gibbons

Start date: October 2021

Course length: 6-7 months

Venue: Sussex

Course Fees: £495

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These courses are included as part of the full Body Massage Course, however, some people choose to take these courses separately (for this see course fees below). For a lot of people the prospect of learning anatomy, physiology and pathology can be quite daunting. This course will be taught using workshops and guided learning to help you absorb the information more easily and creating a learning environment based on fun . Worksheets for homework will be provided, and are collected in at set periods over the course. There will be some mock exams to do which will prepare you for your final multiple choice exam. You will need to commit to at least 5 – 10 hours of homestudy a week. This course covers the 12 systems of the body:

  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Skin
  • The cell
  • Circulatory system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Neurological system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Reproductive system

View the full Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Syllabus

Course Dates and Times

From October 2021

Dates to be confirmed.

Times: 8.45am – 12.15

Course Fees and Booking

Fees (including VTCT/ITEC exam):
Registration Fee (non-refundable): £200
Course Fee (payable 4 weeks before course start date): £295
Total: £495

Please note: Those paying for the Body Massage course already have the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology fees included in their course fee.

To book a place on this course, please complete our online booking form.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash or paypal.*

To pay by bank transfer, the details are:

Account number: 40714701.  Sort code: 09 06 66.  Bank: Santander  Account name: College of Classical Massage Ltd.  Please reference the payment with your surname and send us an email to let us know you have made payment.  We will then send your receipt and course information.

To pay by cash, please contact us to arrange a convenient time.


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Please view our cancellation policy before booking your course.

Covid 19 Update:  Please note that due to the health concern of Covid 19, we may need to delay some or part of our courses; or transfer some of the teaching to an online capacity; or we may need to implement the wearing of appropriate PPE according to latest government guidance.

We are committed to minimising the delay and disruption to any of your learning to the best of our ability.  Our examiners, VTCT/ITEC, are also committed to this, and have a lot of online options and resources available to us.

Before your course commences and if necessary during your course, we will advise you as to any measures that need to be undertaken to abide by latest government advice as the health and well-being of our staff and students is our highest priority.

We are unable to offer any refunds due to Covid disruption, outside of our normal terms and conditions of our contract.  Please ensure you read our cancellation policy before applying for our courses and workshops.

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Syllabus

Aims and Objectives:
The Anatomy and Physiology award is the foundation upon which all other Complementary, Beauty and Sports Therapy awards are based. It is comprised of several units encompassing all systems of the body. It is essential for therapists to have a sound understanding of anatomy and physiology, as they will be working in direct contact with the body structures. It is also vital that they are aware of when and when not to treat a client and only operate within certain parameters. The units are mandatory and should be taught concurrently to be examined concurrently. Skeletal system, Muscular system, Skin, The Cell, Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems, Neurological Systems, Endocrine System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Reproductive System.

The examination is as follows:

A 1 hour multiple choice theory paper comprising of 50 questions on all aspects of the syllabus testing across all systems.

The qualification aims:

  • To provide skills at Level 3 for those interested in the Beauty, Complementary and Sports Therapy Industry
  • To provide opportunities for staff in the Beauty, Complementary and Sports Therapy industry to gain a Level 3 qualification
  • To qualify candidates as Beauty, Complementary or Sports Therapists at Level 3 in the industry
  • To sustain the interest of candidates wanting to work in the Beauty, Complementary or Sports Therapy industry
  • To encourage knowledge and understanding for the Beauty, Complementary or Sports Therapy industry at Level 3

The qualification is suitable for:

  • Any adult returnee with a good basic general education, returning to education with a desire to work as a massage therapists or reflexologist for which the A&P award is a pre-requisite
  • Anyone already working as a nurse or carer who may wish to become a complementary therapist as the A&P is a pre-requisite qualification to many other awards
  • Anyone involved in gym or aerobics who must have a good understanding of the body structure or who may wish to add sports massage to their skills, as the A&P with Holistic Massage is a pre-requisite for this qualification
  • Anyone who wishes to train as a Beauty Therapist

VTCT/ITEC has ensure that best practise is reflected in the syllabus by requiring a high level of underpinning knowledge of the structure and function of the systems of the body as well as knowledge of diseases so that any therapists will understand when and why a client may be contraindicated to any further treatment.

This course is accredited by VTCT/ITEC (International Therapy Examination council – www.itecworld.co.uk).

Recommended Prior Learning

It is recommended that candidates should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A* – C prior to commencing the VTCT/ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology, however exemptions may be made for adult returners with experience of the work place.

You will also need to purchase the recommended course text book “Anatomy and Physiology for Therapists and Healthcare Professionals” by Ruth Hull – approximately £18.

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