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The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies is a knowledge-based qualification which will provide you with a sound foundation to pursue a career as a complementary therapist.

This qualification will develop your knowledge and understanding of the organisation of the body, and the structure, function and pathologies of the skin, hair and nails. 

You will also learn about the structure, function and pathologies of the human body systems including, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary and reproductive system.



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The course runs on the following dates:

Dates on Enquiry

NOTE: Our flexible system allows us to run courses at times other than those listed, so please enquire about dates that are of interest to you. Please Enquire.


The course runs for16 weeks online. Course work is by way of online for theory assessments.  All assessment is logged within a portfolio which is collated and marked by your tutor. Ongoing tutor support is given throughout. 

By working over 16 weeks, you will be able to study at your leisure, however assignments will be given deadlines for which to work towards. This course has been specifically put together for those who have the basic knowledge in Anatomy but want to increase their level of knowledge, in order to give them a more in depth understanding of the body systems specifically with pathological conditions and how best to adapt their client needs. This level of understanding will greatly enhance those working either in the therapeutic, sports or clinic settings. Many employers look for this level of understanding from their therapists as it increases their overall skill set.

The body systems, tissue and muscle are all important aspects to consider when carrying out treatments whether they be of a therapeutic or of a clinical nature.

Our tutors have a, high level experience within the beauty field both in education and industry and will teach you to the same standards as found in higher education.  This coupled with your input will allow you to progress to a level expected for certification.

All course material is included in this course.

You will complete the following units

Understand the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathologies of;

  • Skin, nails and hair

  • Skeletal system

  • Muscular system

  • Nervous system

  • Endocrine system

  • Respiratory system

  • Cardiovascular system

  • Lymphatic system

  • Digestive system

  • Urinary system

  • Reproductive system


How you will be assessed?

Theory assessment is through ongoing assignments some of which is done as online student portal. All evidence is collated via a student portfolio which your tutor has access too. Ongoing support will be given throughout the duration of the course. This course is suitable distance learners. Those learners who do not have access to computers can submit by paper form. Please enquire for details.


Entry Requirements

  • Students should be 16 years and over

  • Student should possess a good command of English

  • Student should have a satisfactory level of education



  • Ongoing home study – 16 weeks duration

  • Return to Academy for  End test


Further study - Entry


Deposit is £50, deductible from the Total Course Fee amount.

Includes VTCT registration fee, exam/assessment fee, learning pack, and a beauty tunic

Course payments must be made in full before awarding the certificate can be fulfilled.

3 Payment options are available for courses. A payment agreement must be completed  and all relevant payments must be paid prior to course commencement. 

1 PAYMENT - Payment should be made before your selected course starts.

4 EASY INSTALLMENTS - Four equal installments option, interest free, is available for courses of 8 weeks or more duration. Payments must be made on time to prevent your ability to attend from being affected.

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