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ITEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF Level3) Internationally Recognised Diploma

This ITEC Level 3 diploma course is the essential ‘foundation’ for which all other Complementary, Health and Well-being, Beauty, Massage and Sports  therapy diploma awards are based. It is essential for anyone who intends to work in direct contact with the human body and it's structures.

A&P Courses - on-line or classroom based?

For many years it has been widely recognised in the educational field that the most effective learning takes place when the learner’s senses are activated on a multiple level – in other words, Seeing, Hearing AND Doing!!!

That’s why you’ll only see us promoting classroom based learning and not on line/PC based learning, so that ALL learning styles and senses are stimulated and included.

It also offers the learner the opportunity to question and clarify a subject as complex as A&P……there and then.

Take a look at the short clip below at one of our interactive classroom based sessions and decide which way you’d like to learn!!!


This course provides a sound and thorough knowledge for anybody considering studying any of the following disciplines:

  • Body Massage
  • Sports and Remedial Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Health and Well-being/Exercise (eg: Yoga or Pilates)

The course is comprised of the following unit.

ITEC Unit 383, Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies
(Multiple choice theory test 85 questions on exam day – 85 minute paper.

Human Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies, covering all major systems and their functions, incorporating:

  • Cell Structure, Tissue and Skin Cellular Composition
  • Muscular and Skeletal Systems
  • Cardiovascular - Heart and Blood Circulation
  • Lymphatic System - Lymph glands and production of Tissue Fluid
  • Neurological System - Brain and Nervous System
  • Endocrine System - Hormonal producing organs and role of hormones in the human body
  • Respiratory System - Lungs and air pathways
  • Digestive System
  • Genito-Urinary System - Kidneys and water metabolism
  • Reproductive System

Where possible, it is recommended that candidates have achieved a level of qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at Grades A - C; however The School of Natural Therapies and ITEC will make exemptions for foreign and UK students with equivalent qualifications or adult returners with experience of the workplace.

The qualification will be externally assessed by an 85 question multiple choice paper (MCQ) at our centre in Clapham on a choice of dates throughout the year – please contact the school to confirm dates available.

As with all School of Natural Therapies courses, everything you will need to study is supplied

  • Note pads
  • Pen
  • Textbook
  • Course notes exclusive to the School of Natural Therapies
  • Exam Fees

Relationships to National Occupational Standards (NOS)

ITEC has mapped to NOS’s where they exist and any appropriate core curricula.

ITEC has insured that best practice in the workplace has been reflected in the syllabus; it has also linked the qualification to the relative job roles as well as ensuring that the syllabus reflects the required level of knowledge and ability for the therapist.


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Class dates for this course
Weekend course
Jan: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 31st
Feb: 1st, 14th, 15th, 28th
Mar: 1st, 14th, 15th
Apr: 11th
May: 2nd
Location:  Claphamspace
Tutor:  Helen Cameron-Lee
Note: Course runs for a total of 16 days
and is held on a Weekend
Cost: £599.00
Exam Info: 

Exam day - May 9th 2015

Weekend course
Apr: 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
May: 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th
Jun: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th
Jul: 11th, 12th, 18th
Location:  Claphamspace
Tutor:  Helen Cameron-Lee
Note: Course runs for a total of 16 days
and is held on a Weekend
Cost: £599.00
Exam Info: 

Exam day - 25th July 2015


Examining Body


ITEC is an international examination board offering a variety of qualifications worldwide.


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