Project Description



ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Complementary Therapist QN 603/4100/2

Qualification gained: ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies

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 its physiological structures.

  • Our A&P classes will be taught via using a blended learning approach on weekends/ evenings+ 1 exam day.
  • Most classes will be taught remotely via live interactive classes on Zoom on Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm.
  • There will also be just a few face-to-face classes at the weekends.
  • Zoom classes will be recorded and available to watch for revision or if you have missed a session. This approach has proven itself to be very popular and very successful.

To complete the Certificate, we offer this ‘Fast track/ Intensive’ option. The entire course runs over 3.5 – 4 months and we repeat it 3 times a year.

A&P Courses – Online 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 see us using ALL learning styles to ensure senses are stimulated and included. The remote classes are live which offers the learner the opportunity to question and clarify information there and then.

Students have achieved truly excellent results. Several of our students gained a distinction, which means that they obtained a mark of 90% or above.

How does our live online training differ from other course providers?

Many online courses are ‘self-directed’, which means that the learner logs on and studies alone and in their own time – the course is pre-recorded and “1 size fits all”, you just log and do it yourself.

This often means that learning is an isolating experience, with no opportunity to check or clarify anything, no interaction with fellow learners and with no tutor support to answer any questions at that time.

‘Live’ online courses, as opposed to pre-recorded learning sessions, allow each student to interact with the tutor, so that any questions can be answered, and clarification achieved – this promotes much more effective learning and ensures that students are clear on subject matter and topics.

Watch the 2 video clips from lovely Hattie and Esme to hear about their experience with live online learning

Course Structure

The A&P courses run from 6:30 – 8:30pm when taught on Zoom and usually 9.30am to 1.30pm when in the classroom.

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

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

The course is comprised of the following unit.

ITEC Level 3 Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Complementary Therapist
(Multiple choice theory test 50 questions on exam day – 55 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

Small  ‘fill in the gaps’ exercises are set to cover the pathology component.

Course Fees

Course Fee £599.00

A deposit of £120.00 will secure your place.

Fees may be paid in full or the balance may be spread over two monthly instalments of £252.00  (this includes a 5% admin fee) + £130 exam fee

These fees include the following:

  • Guided learning in class and remotely, with tutor support.
  • Direction and support for home study.
  • Comprehensive SNT level 3 course notes manual.
  • ITEC certificate on successful completion of course
  • A friendly and relaxed learning environment

The exam fee for this course is £130.00 – this is payable when we register your details as a student with ITEC during the course.


What are the entry requirements for this course?
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.

Exam Details

The qualification will be externally assessed by an 50 question multiple choice paper (MCQP) on a choice of dates throughout the year – please contact the school to confirm dates available.

Course Tutor

Helen Cameron-Lee

Helen Cameron-Lee

Course Dates and Info

ITEC Level 3 Certificate in AP&P (Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology)

APRIL – JULY 2024 Fast-track blended learning course


Every Wednesday evening 10/4/24 – 17/7/24 (excluding 19 & 26 June) @  6:30-8:30pm, live classes on Zoom.

Plus, half days shown below at our Clapham studio:

April 2024

6, 7 both days @ 2:00-5:30pm


29,30 both days @9:30am – 1:30pm


6,7 both days @9:30am – 1:30pm

July 20th 2024 – exam day


SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2024 Fast-track blended learning course


Every Wednesday evening 11/9/24 – 4/12/24 @  6:30-8:30pm, live classes on Zoom.

Plus, half days shown below at our Clapham studio:

September 2024

7, 8 both days @ 9:30am – 1:30pm


30 @ 9:30am – 1:30pm


1, 7, 8 all days @ 9:30am – 1:30pm

December 14th 2024 – exam day




Examining Body


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

Latest Reviews

5 star rating

Absolutely fantastic course- taught on zoom but so different from other Zoom courses I have done.

Lots of interaction with tutor and other members of the group. Great visuals and video clips – detailed support as homework /worksheets/ video copies of classes/ website to go to etc. well paced with time for revision and practice papers with a final mock exam paper. Helen the tutor highly experienced, great sense of humour . She taught in a number of different teaching styles which gave everybody avenues to learn in different ways at various speeds. I highly recommend .

susan lewis (July 19, 2021)

5 star rating

This is a truly amazing course taught by a great teacher, Helen. The course content was mind blowing as you learn about the body and how it works. Everything makes so much more sense now with regards to all elements of the body and it is a fantastic foundation prior to completing some of the hands on courses. Helen’s teaching style is a combination of visual, auditory, visual, kinesthetic and reading/writing. In other words she captures all learning styles so you can be sure you will learn the content and this is delivered with her great sense of humour. A thoroughly enjoyable course.

Carola Evans (January 27, 2021)

5 star rating

I recently completed the A&P course with Helen and would highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for an introduction to complementary therapies or to refresh their knowledge. Classes were interesting, engaging and fun and I felt supported throughout.

Hannah Hughes (January 23, 2020)

5 star rating

I did the AP&P course with Helen. Fantastic experience! I have already booked the January course of holistic massage. Thank you very much Helen! You have been the best and more passionate teacher I never had in my life!

Stefano Rovatti (January 23, 2020)

5 star rating

Amazing school! Would recommend to everyone! I have done AP&P only this time but will be coming back for a massage diploma in January.
Helen – AP&P teacher leads heat classes in very knowledgeable and fun way. She makes sure that it all stays in and is easily memorable.

Monika Muszal (January 23, 2020)

5 star rating

I was so anxious about getting back into education after so long but I needn’t have worried. Helen was an amazing tutor with so many helpful tips for revision. The school is a small one and that just adds to the family feeling you get there. I’ve just received my exam results and I did amazingly well which is absolutely in part down to the excellent teaching at the school. The course is intense but you feel supported the whole way through. I would recommend studying here 100% and I’ll be back just as soon as I decide exactly what I want to do!! Thank you Helen, Suze and the rest of the team

Natalie Martello (January 23, 2020)