VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Reflexology for the Complementary Therapist

VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Reflexology (QCF) is a government skills approved qualification covering advanced reflexology techniques suitable to be used in clinical settings.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10725
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Beauty & Holistic Therapies

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Course Structure

During this course you will study mandatory advanced reflexology techniques to include, hand, ear, face, maternity reflexology in all stages, fertility, nine months gestation and post pregnancy, palliative care and life limiting conditions, pain management, foot reading and emotional interpretations and other specialist techniques. The study of a range of applications such as meridian reflexology, zone therapy techniques to maximise understanding and precision in working practices.

Mandatory VTCT Units:

  • Interpersonal skills, life stages for the complementary therapist
  • Relating body systems and anatomy and physiology for the complementary therapist
  • Advanced reflexology techniques for the complementary therapist

Contact Hours per week

8 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials

Personal Study

A further 6 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments (To include practice on clients) in your own time per week, including use of online materials

General Entry Requirements

    The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.  

    GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

    • GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.  

    Course Entry Requirements

    • Level 3 Diploma qualification in Reflexology which must include Anatomy and Physiology.  


    An equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.  

    Accreditation of Prior Learning

    Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.  

    International Students English Language Requirements

    International applicants, from Non-Native English-speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:  

    • IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)

    • PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)

    • Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test  

    For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk  

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

On successful completion of this qualification, students will be eligible to apply for vacancies in a variety of roles, either within a hospital, hospice or health care environment or self-employed in a complementary health clinic, beauty spa or private clinic.  

The qualification is supported by Ofqual and FHT and is designed for qualified therapists to reach a suitable standard to work in a healthcare clinical setting.  

There may be a field trip or guest speakers.  Additional costs are approximately £100.  


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