Associated Courses 2018-09-12T13:29:10+00:00

Associated Courses

Oxford School of Holistic Health & Beauty ITEC


This comprises of units covering all the systems of the body together with the disorders and diseases which can affect them.

Systems studied

  • Skeletal.
  • Muscular.
  • Circulatory – blood heart and lymphatic system.
  • Neurological.
  • Skin.
  • Histology.
  • Respiratory.
  • Digestive.
  • Endocrine.
  • Genito-urinary.

The Anatomy and Physiology course is 32 hours long and divided into 9 classes – 1 x 4.5 hour class (skin) and 7 x 3.5 hour classes with 1 x 3 hour mock theory/revision class approx. 2 weeks before the exam. These are usually 2/3 weeks apart to allow students to amalgamate notes & complete homework/test papers before the next class. A package of handouts is provided in each class which are gone through together & explanations, additional notes etc given.

The course generally runs over a period of 6 months but more condensed courses can be arranged with student preference. Exams can be held at any time of the year.

A one hour multiple choice theory exam is sat. Pass mark 50%. My students regularly achieve credit & distinction grades in this subject.


Students must hold an ITEC Diploma in a Complementary Therapy or equivalent in order to take this course. It is intended that students use this knowledge as an additional service to their clients in order to enhance their health.

The course covers

  • The digestive system and inter relationships with other systems of the body.
  • Disorders and diseases affecting the digestive system.
  • Water and its functions.
  • Food nutrients.
  • Diary analysis.
  • Dietary guidelines for healthy eating.
  • Food processing and preserving.
  • Environmental pollutants.
  • Current debates e.g. genetic engineering.
  • Anti nutrients.
  • Consultation procedure.
  • Allergies and intolerances.
  • Dietary adaptations necessary for a variety of conditions e.g.
  • Obesity, diabetes and anorexia.
  • Nutritional requirements for a range of clients including children, the elderly, pregnancy and lactation, menopause.

The Diet and Nutrition course is 40 hours long and usually divided into 10 x 4 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 6/9 months. Exams can be held throughout the year.

A 30 minute multiple choice exam paper is sat. Pass mark 60%.

5 case studies covering a 4 week period are required to be completed and forwarded to ITEC for assessment. Students must pass these in order for the certificate to be awarded.


This is a foundation/underpinning course providing essential information needed for running a complementary business & is an integral part of all practical courses.

This course covers:

  • Ethics.
  • Professionalism.
  • Insurances.
  • First aid.
  • Hygiene – personal & salon.
  • Consultation techniques, referrals, consent, record keeping, evaluating & reviewing treatments.
  • Acts and legislation relevant to therapists.
  • Basic book – keeping/ accountancy.
  • Stock control.
  • Retailing/ Selling.
  • Advertising & Promotion.
  • Marketing.
  • Costing of treatments.
  • Salon/room design.

The course is divided into 2×6 hour days plus a 3 hour mock theory/revision class. Normally completed within 3 months. Exams can be sat at any time of year.

A 1 hour multiple choice theory exam is sat to test knowledge of these subjects. Pass mark 60%. My last group of students taking this subject got distinctions & credits.

1st September 10.00 – 4.00. Professional conduct part of the syllabus.

7th October 10.00 – 4.00. Business awareness part of the syllabus.

3rd or 4th November 10.00 – 1.00 Mock theory paper & revision. This is likely to be on 4th as one student has mentioned a preference

10th or 11th November 10.00 – 11.00 Theory Exam.

I have just had the exam results for 2 students who have just completed this course – they achieved 98% & 100%!! Both distinction grades.