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 it’s structures.

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!!!

Course Structure

The A&P courses run from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

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 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.

If you are studying this unit alone ie. not alongside a physical therapy, there will be one extra assignment for students to complete at home to meet all the learning objectives.

Course Fees

Level 3 ONLY £599.00
A deposit of £120.00 will secure your place.

Course fees may be paid in full or the balance may be spread over three monthly instalments of £170.00  (This includes a 5% admin fee)

The course fees include the following:

  • Guided learning in class with tutor support.
  • Direction and support for home study.
  • Comprehensive SNT level 3 course notes manual.
  • ITEC examination fees and final certificate.
  • A copy of Louise Tucker’s Introductory Guide to Anatomy & Physiology text book
  • Note pad and pen.
  • A friendly and relaxed learning environment


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 (MCQ) on a choice of dates throughout the year – please contact the school to confirm dates available.
  • 1 home study assignment demonstrating knowledge of the structure, function and two key diseases/disorders that may affect the body systems (this particular assignment is only applicable to those studying A&P only without an accompanying physical therapy)

Course Tutor

Helen Cameron-Lee

Helen Cameron-Lee

Course Dates

ITEC Level 3 Certificate in AP&P – LIMITED PLACES, BOOK NOW!

News! We will be reopening classes from September, observing correct social distancing and adaptations. This course is enrolling now and numbers will be limited so book now to secure your place!


Next Weekend Course 2020 (13 half days 9:30am – 1:30pm + exam day):

Sept: 5, 6, 12, 13, 26, 27
Oct:  11, 31
Nov: 1, 14, 15,
Dec: 5, 6, 12 (exam)


Following Weekend Course 2021 (13 half days 9:30am – 1:30pm + exam day):

Jan: 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, 31
Feb: 13, 14, 27, 28
Mar: 13, 14, 27, 28
Apr : 10 (exam)



Examining Body


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

Latest Reviews

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)

5 star rating

I completed this course as part of the ITEC level 3 in holistic massage – PHEW, A heck of a lot of content & daunting to begin with but in Helen’s hands, absolutely manageable and achievable & with Helens hands on practical approach, it was so informative and good fun! Thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and wholeheartedly recommend doing this course!

Lisa Hudson (January 9, 2020)

5 star rating

This is a fabulous school to learn in, I cannot recommend it highly enough. I have just completed an ITEC Level 3 in Anatomy and Physiology over 3 months, which was an absolute pleasure, intense but made completely fabulous & fun (yes fun!) by the truly amazing and inspiring Helen. Without doubt the best teacher/tutor I have ever had the privilege to learn from. I did the course as part of a Reflexology diploma and Julie, the tutor is also another wonderful human/ tutor! If you are looking around for a course in massage, reflexology etc, don’t look any further, there is no need.

Katy Dickson (January 31, 2019)