Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Clients with Cancer or Other Life-limiting Conditions

Course description

This VTCT qualification will prepare you to work within a healthcare setting providing complementary therapies for clients who are suffering life-limiting conditions or who are critically frail.

Complementary therapies are widely available to people with cancer and increasingly to patients with a range of long term medical and life limiting conditions. These therapies are delivered alongside orthodox treatments, often within the healthcare setting, with the aim of providing psychological and emotional support through the relief of symptoms. 

This qualification is designed to give you the essential knowledge to assist you to provide your therapeutic skills within a clinical setting. 

This training course is a recognised VTCT qualification and includes our unique Amethyst Trust Specialist Cancer Massage training, which is endorsed by Penny Brohn UK, Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT), Habia and the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC) and is fully insurable.


Entry requirements

To be able to take this course, therapists are required to be a complementary therapist qualified to a minimum of Level 3 (or equivalent) in anatomy and physiology and at least one complementary therapy such as massage therapy, aromatherapy or reflexology.

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Course type
Part time - flexible training to suit your experience. Case studies are required for portfolio evidence and research. Flexible finance available for this course.

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This course is ideal for anyone who wants to offer complementary therapies in their own practice or in a healthcare setting for clients with life limiting conditions.

  • You will learn

  • Fees

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  • Advanced consultation skills to ensure safe treatment planning, appropriate contraindications of the specified treatments for complementary therapists
  • Working with healthcare professionals
  • Principles of providing complementary therapies in a healthcare setting
  • Amethyst Trust Specialist Cancer Massage dispelling the myths around massaging clients with cancer
  • The benefits of massage therapy for clients with cancer
  • Traditional massage considerations and adaptations - knowledge over and above the normal massage qualification specifications
  • Practical massage applications
  • Introduction to other massage systems and supports, that may be useful in your therapy room
  • Exceptional standards on client care and communications
  • Medical terminology
  • Commercialism and professionalism
  • Marketing support
  • Insurance requirements

All training and course materials - £1,120.60.

Awarding Body registration and Examination fees included. 

Kit required - optional. 

Book your place now, 8 places available for each group. 

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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