Level 4 Diploma in Providing Therapies for Cancer Care

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Fully accredited VTCT Level 4 Diploma £811
in Worcestershire Wychbold

Accredited for insurance purposes by: FHT, Balens, Beauty Guild.

Secure a place on this course with only a £95 deposit.
 professional course

This is a relatively new level four course which has been devised to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of complementary and holistic therapists working in or aspiring to work in health and social care settings. For example, those with cancer, who are frail or have other life limiting conditions. Examples of employment opportunities include hospice, hospital, clinic, care home, residential settings, SEN schools and working on a mobile basis visit clients homes.

 

The course involves home study, four days classroom attendance including industry expert guest speakers and access to current research (package deal with accommodation available) and completing a work placement, volunteering or paid work in a relevant clinical or health and social care setting. Examples include hospitals, hospices, private clinics, care homes and day or residential settings for those with physical and learning difficulties.

 

  • Quick Overview

  • Total cost: £811
    Deposit: £95
    Remaining balance paid to teacher: £716
    Total training days: 4 days
    Qualification: VTCT Level 4 Diploma
    Insurance: FHT, Balens, Beauty Guild.
  • How to book

  • Register online: To register on a course all you need to do is select a course date by clicking the Book Now button. Then complete the simple registration form.

     

    Pay a deposit: Once you have registered online you can then pay a small non-refundable deposit to secure your place on the course.

     

    Speak with us and the teacher: Our admin team will contact you and give you access to your student account. You can then speak with the teacher directly to arrange access to your training materials, discuss the course in more detail and pay the remaining balance.

     

    Please note: For this course we act as a booking agent on behalf of our approved teacher.

Course Modules

Interpersonal skills for the complementary therapist

1. Be able to apply effective communication skills to identify client requirements
a. Demonstrate a professional appearance, attitude and behaviour which contribute to the clients trust
b. Establish a rapport with the client
c. Communicate effectively with the client
d. Establish client expectation is realistic in line with expected treatment outcomes

Used effective communication skills with all clients:
Reticent, Distressed, Anxious, Angry, Forthcoming

2. Understand how communication skills can be used effectively to identify client requirements
a. Describe how professional appearance, attitude and behaviour contribute to client trust
b. Identify the methods used to achieve effective communication with the client


Provide complementary therapies for people with life limiting conditions

1. Be able to undertake client consultations
a. Arrange attendance with clients in healthcare settings
b. Complete client consultations using effective communication skills
c. Devise treatment plans

2. Be able to provide complementary therapy treatments
a. Prepare for a complementary therapy treatment
b. Provide a complementary therapy treatment
c. Conclude a complementary therapy treatment

3. Be able to report and record treatment outcomes
a. Provide accurate treatment reports

4. Be able to reflect on complementary therapy treatments
a. Maintain a formal reflective journal


Working with healthcare professionals

1. Understand the structure and function of healthcare services
a. Explain the structure and organisation of national healthcare provision
b. Explain the management and hierachical structure of healthcare organisations
c. Investigate the functions of other connected healthcare agencies and support groups

2. Understand how to communicate effectively with healthcare professionals
a. Appraise means of ensuring good communication with healthcare professionals
b. Explain acceptable etiquette for arranging attendance on the client
c. Assess the problems that might arise when health professionals are not committed to the use of complementary therapies

3. Understand the issues of consent and confidentiality
a. Explain issues of confidentiality when working in a healthcare setting
b. Explain the therapist’s professional responsibilities regarding consent for complementary therapies in the healthcare setting

4. Understand the purpose of a professional code of ethics
a. Explain the need for a professional code of ethics and practice
b. Compare and contrast the requirements of a professional code of ethics and practice

5. Understand the legislation affecting complementary therapy treatments in the healthcare setting
a. Explain the need for local and national legislation in relation to the healthcare setting


Principles of providing complementary therapies in a healthcare setting

1. Understand the use of complementary therapies in the healthcare setting
a. Explain the extent of the use of complementary therapy provision within the healthcare environment
b. Compare and contrast the relationship of different complementary therapies

2. Understand the limitations of working with clients in the healthcare setting
a. Evaluate the potential impact of diagnosis of long term or life limiting medical conditions on clients and those close to them
b. Explain the limitations that may be placed upon the therapist and therapy due to the client’s environment and situation
c. Explain the factors the therapist will have to consider in relation to the client’s condition
d. Explain the limitations that may be placed upon the therapist and therapy, due to client’s treatment and medical interventions
e. Describe the implications of Healthcare Associated Infections
(HAI’s) in relation to providing complementary therapies in the healthcare environment
f. Explain the modifications and adaptations to complementary therapy, suitable for clients in the healthcare environment

3. Understand the effects and benefits of complementary therapies in the healthcare setting
a. Investigate the importance of touch received during complementary therapies in the healthcare setting
b. Critically evaluate the placebo effect in terms of the provision of complementary therapies in the healthcare setting
c. Explain how to ensure agreement to treatment plan and full understanding of what may be achieved

4. Understand how to communicate effectively in the healthcare setting
a. Explain possible communication difficulties with client’s in the healthcare settings
b. Evaluate means of effective communication with clients, carers and colleagues
c. Explain how to ensure agreement to treatment plan and full understanding of what may be achieved
d. Explain means of dealing with challenging situations

5. Understand how to manage client assessment and reports
a. Evaluate means of obtaining an accurate and complete case client assessment
b. Assess means of ensuring accurate treatment reports when working with clients in the healthcare setting

There are no formal examinations. Evidence is built through creation of a portfolio including home study and classroom activities and case study reviews completed on placement / in the workplace. Therapies may be provided for the client wherever they are located: in a hospital, hospice, care home, or other care or support facility, in their own home or visiting the therapy room.

You will be assessed practically on your therapeutic skills for the first two modules listed above during the classroom based long weekend of study.