VTCT L3 Infant & Baby Massage

VTCT L3 Infant & Baby Massage

VTCT L3 DIPLOMA Infant & Baby Massage (Instructors Course)

4 Day Course

The VTCT qualification will allow graduates to join the Complemetary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Units within this qualification have been mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and the qualification is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) as well as being approved and supported by Skills for Health (the sector skills council for health).

Infant Massage is a parent tradition within many ancient cultures that has been re-discovered and adapted to the western world. It is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing this early nurturing contact and is a great way to bond with baby. If infants are nurtured and cared for, as adults they are assets to the community and are contributing to society through a positive work ethic. This benefits their family, school and the community.

Research into this field is finding that massage may promote better sleeping, relieve colic, and perhaps even enhance an infant’s immune system, motor skills, and intellectual development. In the USA, the research carried out by The University of Miami School of Medicine confirms the importance of a secure environment and nurturing touch in the healthy growth, development and maturation of children. Numerous other studies have also shown the many developmental benefits of positive contact as part of baby’s early life.

This course is designed for massage therapists, midwives, health visitors and other practitioners involved in baby care who have an interest in massage. It will cover a brief history of baby massage and relevant theory relating to instructing on baby massage procedures and massage techniques. On completion candidates will be able to conduct classes for mothers to use massage techniques to reinforce bonding, improve joint movement and soothe fractious babies. You will also be required to purchase a doll or baby mannequin for training & case studies.
  • Methodology and procedures for baby massage;
  • Massage movements – effleurage, petrissage, stretching, gentle joint movment  specifically for babies;
  • Lubrications- cream,oil, lotion;
  • Demonstration techniques- groups, individuals;
  • Understanding outcomes of treatments;
  • Contra-indications and benefits;
  • After care and contra- actions;
  • Relevant infant anatomy & physiology
  • Case studies, supported home study.

The L3 Diploma includes the following Units:

  • Business Practice for Complementary Therapies
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene for Complementary Therapies
  • Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies
  • Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
  • Provide Infant & Child Massage
  • Reflective Practice for Infant & Child Massage

Any candidates who already hold any of these units from a previous VTCT qualifications will be able to claim RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) for the relevant units.

  • 4 day programme including tutoring & practical and assessments, workbook tutoring and personal tutorial
  • 2.5 hour practical examination
  • Course manuals provided on the therapy, A&P and H&S
  • Liquid refreshments throughout the course
  • Informal teaching style allowing course members to ask questions and make input
  • Numbers are limited to ensure you get the maximum attention from your tutor

This qualification is suitable for those who already hold a recognised qualification in massage or are a qualified health professional eg health visiting nurse, paediatric nurse or midwife.

The course is now a L3 Diploma and includes:

  • Business Practice for Complementary Therapies
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene for Complementary Therapies
  • Principles and Practice of Complementary Therapies
  • Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
  • Provide Infant & Child Massage
  • Reflective Practice for Infant & Child Massage

Any candidates who already hold any of these units from a previous VTCT qualifications will be able to claim RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) for the relevant units.

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Course Dates

VTCT L3 Infant & Child Massage: Weekend Course STARTS 2017

4 Day Course: Aug 12th & 13th, September 9th & October 29th

COST

  • Course Fee: £330
  • Registration, assessment & exam fees: New VTCT Candidate £153. Existing VTCT Candidate £137. Please note -these fees are levied on behalf of the VTCT and are additional to the course fee. This is payable once you have booked on the course.

Payment Plan: We offer an ‘interest free’ monthly payment scheme (flat £20 fee) for VTCT courses which allows you to spread the full payment of the course over 3 x easy monthly payments.

Starts On:
August 12th, 201710:30 pm
Ends On:
October 21st, 20175:00 pm
£ 330.00
VTCT L3 Infant & Child Massage: Weekend Course STARTS 2017
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