Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

Course description

An intensive and thorough course designed for beginners and level 2 or level 3 qualified therapists. This course focuses on a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge required in the complementary therapy industry, enabling you to obtain full practitioner status. You will learn to provide aromatherapy, reflexology and body massage treatments and obtain skills in business development and planning. 

The qualification is designed to provide occupational competency for employment and is acceptable for registration to the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, demonstrating to the public that you meet UK-wide standards of practice in your work.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. On application you will be invited for an interview to discuss your needs. 

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Course type

Part time - 20 days with additional home study for projects, portfolio evidence, research and revision. Flexible finance available.

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Whether you are new to the industry or already have a background in beauty, this course is ideal for anyone who wants to offer a range of complementary therapies. Develop your holistic skills above and beyond traditional massage and make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of your clients. This course will enable you to work in salons and spas or as a self-employed therapist.


  • Body massage for complementary therapies
  • Reflexology therapy for both hands and feet
  • Aromatherapy massage, blending and application of essential oils using a variety of techniques
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathology related to complementary therapies
  • Principles and practice of complementary therapies
  • Business skills for complementary therapies and reflective practice

All training and course materials - £4,670.

Awarding Body registration and examination fees included.

Kit required - aromatherapy essential oils included.

Once you have decided which course is right for you, please contact us to apply.  

If you're not sure and would like to talk through your options, meet the tutors and have a look around the academy, please arrange an appointment with us. 

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What our graduates say

"I have really enjoyed studying my Level 3 Beauty Therapy course at IBHA. Our teachers Sam, Jodi and Debbie have been excellent and all have years of industry experience. The course is very detailed and I feel confident about going out and using my skills; it has also been great having the girls downstairs in the salon to mentor us too! IBHA also has the best CPD options and additional courses with industry leaders like Nouveau Lashes and Decleor. I'm so glad I chose to study here and will miss it lots when I graduate. Thank you so much." August 2017