This diploma is made up of 3 separate courses, listed below.
Students must hold the ITEC level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Diploma or equivalent, or be taking it concurrently with this course. Unit 22 – Professional Conduct and Business Awareness is also mandatory. Each of these courses is individually run & priced. Details of each courses contents are below as well as in the Associated Courses section. Course dates & exams are staggered for students doing the HM Diploma to allow one subject at a time to be revised, helping to ensure higher grades.
The Holistic Massage course covers:
- Professionalism/Set up procedure/Client care
- Consultation technique.
- Complimentary Therapies.
- Contra Indications, medical referrals, consent & disclaimers.
- Different massage media.
- Massage movements and effects.
- Full body massage treatment..1 hour.
- Face and scalp massage.
- After care/Home care advice.
- History of massage.
- Adaption techniques including seated massage.
- Use of heat.
- Mechanical massage aids.
The Holistic Massage course is 40 hours long and usually divided into 8 x 5 hour classes. These are initially 2/3 weeks apart, but are spaced out more towards the second half of the course to allow time for students to commence their case studies. The course generally runs over a period of 8/9 months. Exams are usually held in November/December and June/July. Most students taking this course are also studying the Anatomy & Physiology & Professional Conduct & Business Awareness courses alongside in order to gain the Diploma.
Case studies are assessed by the tutor and inspected by the ITEC examiner. Students are required to produce 20 case studies – they must treat 5 clients 4 times each and details written up. Students must pass these in order for the diploma to be awarded.
A 45 minute massage treatment is carried out and oral questions asked for the practical exam, and a one hour multiple choice theory paper tests the theoretical knowledge. Pass mark 60% for each. My students regularly get high credit grades & distinctions in these exams.
The students final grade is decided by adding together the marks achieved for each individual course making up the diploma & the practical mark, then dividing the total by 4 to give a final percentage. If 75% or more is achieved, a credit grade is awarded. If 90% or more is achieved, a distinction grade is awarded. This means that the marks for all the courses will have an impact on the final grade of the diploma, which is why I space out the courses & stagger the exam dates to allow students time to focus on each individual course exam one at a time. This allows my students to regularly achieve credit & distinction grades.
In my last set of examinations all students achieved Credits and Distinctions. These high grades are typical of the standard my students consistently achieve. I would welcome the opportunity to help you achieve similar success.