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Beauty Therapy - VTCT Award in Thermal Auricular Therapy Level 2

This course teaches you to provide healing therapy to do with the ears.

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Key information

Course code: RET057 Course type: Part-time leisure, International, Part-time professional Duration: 4 days Start date: 29 June 2018 Timetable:Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm End qualification: VTCT Level 2 Award Thermal Auricular Therapy Awarding body: VTCT Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £280 Assessment: Practical assessments on clients, written assignments, portfolio, case studies and exams

Course aims and areas

Thermal auricular therapy is a relaxing, healing therapy helping problems such as headaches, sinusitis, excessive or compacted ear wax, glue ear, colds and vertigo.

Topics include providing treatment such as face and scalp massage, anatomy of the ear, health and safety, history, benefits, client care and communication,

This interesting short course is accredited with VTCT and is for existing beauty or complementary therapists wanting to add a new therapy to their practice, but can also be for those with no previous training who are thinking about embarking on a career in complementary therapies.

Course Units

  • Follow health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty related industries
  • Provide thermal auricular therapy


Why the MET?

You will have access to high-quality kits and products in our professional public salon and spa facilities, giving you the real-world experience valued by employers .

The Beauty and Holistic team is staffed by highly-experienced tutors that are passionate about their subject areas and have excellent links with employers.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

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For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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Facilities

  • Professional standard spas and salons open to the general public, providing a realistic working environment
  • Use of high-end, industry branded equipment and products
  • Additional training from external companies
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
Facilities
  • Views Katie Stanton Level 3 Complementary Therapies

    “I left teaching not knowing if a career in complementary therapies was for me but within weeks I knew I was doing the right thing. I thoroughly enjoyed my training and learnt a lot during my one-year course. I had amazing tutors - the support and guidance I was given was exceptional.”

    Katie Stanton
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Physiotherapist

This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

662 Available opportunities -0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £21,938

AVERAGE £33,521

POTENTIAL £47,756

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

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Occupational therapist

Typical Tasks:

  • Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.
  • Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
  • Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
  • Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
  • Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
  • Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
  • Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

735 Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £22,347

AVERAGE £33,423

POTENTIAL £46,995

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

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Speech or language therapist

Typical Tasks:

  • Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client.
  • Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment.
  • Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices.
  • Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists.
  • Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient.
  • Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

268 Available opportunities 2.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £21,587

AVERAGE £31,005

POTENTIAL £46,722

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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Therapy professional n.e.c.

Typical Tasks:

  • Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.
  • Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
  • Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
  • Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
  • Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
  • Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
  • Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

113 Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £23,459

AVERAGE £37,440

POTENTIAL £52,592

Desired Skills:

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